Bass of the Week: Marceau Guitars Thirty

Marceau Guitars Thirty Bass Walnut Front

This week we’re taking a look at the Thirty, a short scale bass from Marceau Guitars. Sporting a 30-inch scale and flexible options, the bass offers plenty of versatility.

“Small, lightweight and handy, it’s a studio players’ best friend, performing extremely well through long studio sessions,” the company writes. They also offer the bass in a 34-inch scale version if you like the style but not the scale.

Almost every aspect of the Thirty is customizable, from the body wood to the electronics to the hardware. No matter the combination, the model’s design is sure to strike up some interest.

Marceau Guitars Thirty Bass Features:

Scale:30″ (Other Scales Available)
Body:Ash, Maple, Mahogany, Alder, and more
Top:Maple, Flamed Maple, Mahogany, Ash, Walnut, and more
Neck:Mahogany, Ash, Maple, Flamed Maple
Fingerboard:Pau Ferro, Ebony, Maple, Flamed Maple
Pickups:JB, PB, JP, Soapbars
Electronics:Passive, Active 2 or 3-band Preamps available
Bridge:A Style, B Style, Individual Bridges

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  1. Roger Daniels

    Wish more builders started with a short scale instrument – so often they are an afterthought or simply not an option. (The one big exception is of course Gibson). Now – does Marceau offer these in painted versions?

  2. Lenny Mo

    Nice 30. I would personally like a 32″ scale headless 5 string.