Eastwood Custom Shop Unveils the Backlund 100 Bass

Eastwood Guitars Backlund 100 Bass Blue

The Eastwood Custom Shop has collaborated with designer John Backlund once again to create the Backlund 100 Bass. Modeled after the retro-futuristic guitar, the bass is built with an offset and angular mahogany body matched to a mahogany neck. Its fingerboard is pau ferro.

Eastwood builds the bass with set neck construction and a shorter 32-inch scale. Its pickups are a pair of Backlund JB single coils that are selected with a three-way blade style switch. Other features include chrome hardware, 22 frets, and a polyurethane finish. It comes in metallic black, metallic red, and metallic blue.

The Eastwood Custom Shop Backlund 100 Bass was introduced via the company’s crowd-funding platform. As such, it is available for pre-order and will go into production once their goal of $1,800 is met. The deposit is $150 with a final price of $1,249.

Eastwood Custom Shop Backlund 100 Bass Specs:

Construction:Set Neck
Fingerboard:Pau Ferro
Neck Shape:Soft C
Fingerboard Radius:12″ (350mm)
Number of Frets:22 1/2
Fret Size:Medium Jumbo
Nut Width:1 1/2″
Pickups:Dual Backlund JB Single Coils
Pickup Switching:3-way Blade Style
Controls:Volume, Tone
Hardware Finish:Chrome
Pickguard:Plastic with a brushed metal-looking finish

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