Bass of the Week: Andre Instruments Maya 3
We’ve got another rare bird for you this week with the Andre Instruments Maya 3. The acoustic/electric bass guitar has a unique design with stunning craftsmanship.
Luthier Thierry André built the bass, which is the third in the Maya series, in 2017 built its body with an Alaska yellow cedar top plate with red spruce, padauk, and carbon fiber bracing. The rest of the body is Alaska sitka spruce, which is attached to a Canadian roasted rock maple fingerboard that’s also reinforced with carbon fiber. Andre utilized Canadian black cherry binding to decorate the body and slanted armrest.
The bass can certainly be used acoustically with its soundhole placement, but it’s also fitted with a Dimarzio DP-145 Will Power that sits snugly between the ebony fingerboard and thumb rest. Other features include a KSM foundation bridge and Hipshot elephant ear tuners.
Andre Instruments Maya 3 Bass Specs:
|Body:||Alaska Sitka Spruce|
|Top:||Alaska Yellow Cedar|
|Bracing:||Red Spruce, Padauk, And Carbon Fiber|
|Neck:||Canadian Roasted Rock Maple W/Carbon Fiber Reinforcement|
|Pickup:||Dimarzio DP-145 Will Power|
|Electronics:||Handmade Shielded Control Box W/Coil-Tap Switch, Volume/Tone Knobs|
|Bridge:||Nickel Plated 6061-T6 Aluminum KSM Foundation|
|Tuners:||Hipshot Elephant Ear Ultra-Lite Tuners|
|Case:||Custom Wooden Case|
|Other:||Gabon Ebony Nut And Thumb Rest|