Dingwall Unveils Limited Edition John Taylor Rio Dream Bass
Dingwall Guitars is in Anaheim at the NAMM Show to show off some of their work and reveal an incredible new artist model. The Limited Edition John Taylor Rio Dream Bass features a custom finish inspired by Duran Duran’s Rio album cover. Since it is based on the aesthetic of their 1982 album, Dingwall is limiting the bass to 82 pieces.
“Each bass is unique and comes with an individual number, as well as a Hipshot Drop D Xtender key, an onboard Rupert Neve Designs preamp, a special string pack, spare cream pickguard, and a custom gig bag,” the company writes.
Dingwall builds the Rio Dream with the multi-scale Novax Fanned-Fret System. The bass is crafted with a five-piece maple neck, a Nyatoh body, and a Macassar ebony fingerboard. Hardware includes lightweight open-gear Hipshot tuners and Dingwall’s “Minimalist” bridge.
Hear more about it from John Taylor and Sheldon Dingwall:
The Dingwall Limited Edition John Taylor Rio Dream Bass will ship in the third quarter of 2023. It carries a street price of $2830.
Dingwall Guitars Limited Edition John Taylor Rio Dream Bass Specs:
|Scale Length:||36.25″ – 34″ (920mm – 864mm)|
|Fingeboard Radius:||9.45″ Radius (240mm)|
|Frets:||Novax Fanned-fret System, 24 “banjo-sized” frets, 0.040″ tall x 0.080″ wide|
|Pickups:||Dingwall FD3n Pickups with Neodymium Magnets|
|Preamp:||Rupert Neve Designs 2-Band EQ|
|Controls:||Master Volume, Quad-Tone Rotary Pickup Selector, Master Tone Control, 2-Band Active EQ (Bass, Treble), Active/Passive Toggle Switch|
|Bridge:||“Minimalist” Custom Dingwall 1-Piece Recessed Bridge with Adjustable String Height and Intonation|
|String Spacing:||0.748″ (19mm)|
|Tuners:||Light-weight open-back with Additional Hipshot Extender|
|Tuner Ratio:||20:1 Gear Ratio|
|Finish:||Limited Edition Rio Anniversary Finish|
|Pickguard:||Matte Black, Cream|
|Case:||Custom Rio Dream Dingwall Padded Gigbag Included|
Cool new artist model & video with John and Sheldon in it..thanks!???
Hi! I’m looking for the Dingwall John Taylor Rio Dream Bass. Can you deliver me one?