La Bella Introduces Olinto 5-String Bass
La Bella Strings has expanded their line of Olinto bass guitars with a five-string version. The Olinto 5-String is carved by hand in Brooklyn by master luthier Mas Hino with a variety of options for body woods.
“With the options of Alder, Swamp Ash, Northern Ash, Mahogany, Makore, Black Limba, and Roasted Wood for body options, you get to custom create your own vintage instrument,” La Bella writes. “Tack on a vintage nitro paint finish and you are good to go.”
The Olinto 5-string also has several choices for your fretboard: Rosewood, Maple, Birdseye, Chechen, and roasted wood. Hino also fits each Olinto with a custom P-Bass pickup, a vintage 5-string Hipshot bridge, and custom La Bella “Lollipop” reverse tuners.
A price point was not available at the time of this article.
La Bella Olinto 5-String Bass Specs:
|Body:||Alder, Swamp Ash, Northern Ash, Mahogany, Makore, Black Limba, and Roasted Wood Available|
|Neck Material:||Flat Sawn Maple|
|Neck Type:||“C” Shape|
|Fretboard:||Rosewood, Maple, Birdseye, Chechen, and Roasted Wood Available|
|Number of Frets:||20|
|Fret Size:||Vintage Style med/med|
|Position Inlays:||Clay / Black (Brass Piping option Available)|
|Neck Plate:||4 Bolt|
|Truss Rod:||Dual adjustable|
|Width at Nut:||1.875 or 1.75″|
|Radius:||9.5″ or 10″ Available|
|Pickup:||Mas Hino custom 5-string P-Bass pickup|
|Controls:||Volume, Tone control or P/J Stack Knob Available|
|Bridge:||Vintage 5-String Hipshot|
|Tuning Machines:||Custom La Bella “Lollipop” vintage Style Reverse Tuning Machines|
|Colors:||3-Tone Sunburst, Olympic White, Black, Natural, and Many More|
|Finish:||Nitro Lacquer or Matte Lacquer Available|