Bass of the Week: SBC Guitars SH1B Falcon

SBC Guitars SH1B Falcon Bass Front Angle

This week we’re checking out the SBC Guitars SH1B Falcon, which is a custom headless bass designed with bassist Calvert Stephens. The six-string bass also has a multi-scale neck stretching from 35 inches to 31.25 inches as well as an asymmetric chunky neck profile. The profile was custom carved with Stephens to aid with RSI injury.

SBC built the Falcon with a five-piece neck of black walnut, padouk, and wenge with swamp ashy body wings. Its fingerboard is ebony with padouk and abalone detail. Other features include Bartolini pickups, a Bartolini buffer preamp, and 3-band EQ, and ABM hardware.

Check out Stephens jamming on the instrument for his original song, “Phee”:

SBC Guitars SH1B Falcon Bass Specs:

Construction:Neck Through
Scale:35-31.25 with vertical fret at 7th
Body:Swamp Ash
Neck:5-piece reinforced, UK grown black walnut center, padouk fillets and wenge outer
Neck Profile:Asymmetric
Fingerboard Radius:20″
Inlays:Padouk, Abalone
Frets:26 Jumbo Dunlop
Pickups:Bartolini Quad and Singularity
Electronics:Bartolini Buffer Preamp and 3 Band EQ

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