Nordstrand Audio Launches V2 Acinonyx Short Scale Bass

Nordstrand Audio V2 Acinonyx Short Scale Basses

Back in 2020, Nordstrand Audio released a new bass model called the Acinonyx, which takes its cues from the vintage Goya Panther. Now Carey Nordstrand and crew have unveiled the V2 Acinonyx that updates the electronics. The new version has three classic single coil alnico 5 pickups controlled by the company’s unique push button pickup switching system.

“This system utilizes individual on/off switches for each pickup allowing any combination desired,” they write. “The fourth switch is a series modifier which puts the middle pickup in series with either of the other pickups. Add in a .1mfd tone control (extra dark roll off) and the available tones are thus rooted firmly in the massive fat punch of the OG Acinonyx. But the three single coil platform explodes the tonal palette with rich detailed open and soaring vintage character.“

The rest of the bass’s characteristics are retained from the original including a short 30.7” scale, an alder body, Indian rosewood fingerboard, a compound fingerboard radius, and proprietary custom Hipshot hardware. The V2 Acinonyx comes in Lake Placid Blue, Olympic White, Surf Green, Black, and Dakota Red color options.

The Nordstrand Audio V2 Acinonyx is available for order now for $999.

Nordstrand Audio V2 Acinonyx Bass Specs:

Scale:780mm scale (about 30.7″)
Fingerboard:Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius:Compound
Nut width:1.4″
Pickups:3 vintage style alnico V single coil pickups
Controls:Volume, Tone, Proprietary push button pickup selection system with “all in” mode
Bridge:Proprietary custom US Hipshot
String Spacing at Bridge:17mm
Tuners:Proprietary Custom Licensed hipshot Oval Tuning Machines
Color Options:Lake Placid Blue, Olympic White, Surf Green, Black, and Dakota Red
Weight:Average 6.5 pounds
Other:2-way Spoke Wheel Truss Rod, Multiple Pickguard and Pickup Color Options

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  1. Markus

    Ugly as hell! Looks like the obscure supermarket basses from the 70ties.

  2. Andy M Hall

    Quite different and stylish. ‘Like the 3x pup combinations.