Grez Guitars Introduces the Mendocino Long Scale Bass

Grez Mendocino Long Scale Bass

After releasing the Mendocino short-scale bass last year, Grez Guitars has unveiled a new long-scale version of the model. The bass has the same design features as its predecessors, including a mahogany body topped with salvaged old-growth Redwood, a mahogany neck, and an ebony fingerboard.

“Like all the instruments in the Mendocino line, this bass is inspired by the funky vintage pieces from the 60s that had great looks and tones. Take that and improve the materials, build quality and workmanship, and you end up with a winning combination!” says Luthier Barry Grzebik. “Building with old growth reclaimed Redwood originally harvested 100 years ago helps create a voice and story that’s unique.”

The bass pays homage to Danelectro basses from the ‘60s and, as such, is fitted with a pair of Novak Lipstick pickups for a vintage vibe. Other features include Babicz bridge saddles, Gotoh Res-O-Lite tuners, and a satin nitro finish. All in, the bass weighs a feathery 5.9 pounds.

Grez put out demo videos comparing the long scale and short scale as well as one deeper tone dive into the long scale.

The Grez Guitars Mendocino Long Scale Bass is available now at a street price of $3,300.

Grez Guitars Mendocino Long Scale Bass Specs:

Scale:34″
Body:Semi-hollow One-piece Honduran Mahogany
Top:Salvaged Old Growth Redwood Top
Neck:Mahogany
Fretboard:Ebony
Frets:22 Jumbo
Fingerboard Radius:12″
Pickups:Curtis Novak Lipstick
Electronics:Passive
Bridge:Babicz Saddles
Tuners:Gotoh-Res-O-Lite
Finish:Satin Nitro Finish
Case:Reunion Blues Continental
Weight:5.9 lbs

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