Bass of the Week: Barlow Guitars Falcon II Fretless Five-String

Barlow Guitars Falcon II Fretless Five-String Bass and BodyThis week we’re checking out a stunning Falcon II Fretless five-string by Barlow Guitars. Luthier Ricky Barlow shared the new build on his Facebook page with all the specs.

The bass has a jaw-dropping array of woods with a koa top, Claro walnut body, and layers of cocobolo and primavera. Its neck is made from roasted flame maple and cocobolo, while the drool-worthy fretless fingerboard is also cocobolo.

Other features include a pair of Delano SBC 5 HE/S pickups, a Mike Pope Flexcore preamp, Schaller tuners, a Ray Ross bridge, and a 35-inch scale.

Barlow Guitars Falcon II Fretless Five-String Bass Specs:

Construction:Set Neck
Body:Semi-hollow Claro Walnut, Cocobolo and Primavera
Neck:Roasted Flame Maple, Cocobolo
Nut:African Blackwood
Inlays:Abalone Logo and Side Dots
Pickups:Delano SBC 5 HE/S
Electronics:Mike Pope Flexcore
Bridge:Ray Ross Bridge 19mm
Finish:Barlow Rose Petal Body, Barlow Satin Oil Neck

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