Bass of the Week: Seldon Guitars Scout 434

Seldon Guitars Scout 434 Bass

Photo Credit: @tigermansionstudios

Chris Seldon’s bass designs are always so striking. The curves are fresh while still familiar, and they exude both strength and elegance.

This week we’re checking out his Scout 434 model, which he says was designed to be a “straightforward yet well-appointed workhorse.”

“The sideman special, a working man’s bass with traditional heart and soul,” Seldon tells us. “With a 34″ scale and the battle-tested Alder/Maple/Rosewood combination, it feels familiar to Precision bass lovers. While the aesthetics draw inspiration from the golden era Fender Telecasters, the Scout is an old-school Precision vibe all the way. The Scout is 100% handcrafted in Toronto, Canada, like the rest of the line.”

The Scout 434 comes in a handful of color options, but this Shell Pink really resonated with me. Other features include Hipshot tuners, a Gotoh bridge, and a Nordstrand Big Split pickup under a Thunderbird cover with ring.

Chris Seldon Guitars Scout 434 Bass Specs:

Frets:22 Jumbo
Neck:Hard Maple or Roasted Maple
Binding:Cream, Black, Tortoise
Pickguard:Tortoise, Cream, Black, Olympic White
Colors:Black, Sunburst, Olympic White, Olive Drab, Shoreline Gold, Fiesta Red, Daphne Blue.
Pickup:Nordstrand Big Split in Thunderbird cover with ring. (other options available).
Controls:Volume, Tone mounted on custom Tele plate. CTS 250K pots, Mallory .22 Cap
Bridge:Gotoh Japan 19mm
Tuners:Hipshot GB2
Nut:1 5/8
Case:Gator deluxe bag

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  1. Greywoulf

    Nice, ~basic, simple beauty. Also looks like easy fun to play. ~I love those 9.5 radius rounded necks, but for me it’d have to be in a short scale version…