Bass of the Week: AST Basses & Guitars The Dawn Bass
AST Basses & Guitars celebrated their 100th instrument by creating a masterpiece called The Dawn Bass. The six-string bass sports a quilted maple top that’s inlaid with padauk and ebony to create a Japanese theme.
The body’s core is American walnut that’s backed with swamp ash with more Japanese script. AST shows off more of their craftsmanship in the neck with a three-piece maple and wenge. The word “dawn” is written in Japanese across the instrument’s Birdseye Maple fingerboard.
Other features include Hipshot hardware, Nordstrand NJ5 pickups, and an Aguilar OBP-3 preamp.
AST Basses & Guitars The Dawn Bass Specs:
|Top:||Quilted Maple with Padauk and Ebony Inlays|
|Neck:||3-piece Maple and Wenge|
|Fingerboard:||Birdseye Maple 5A|