Bass of the Week: Upton Bass “Kirchner” Bohemian Hybrid Deluxe
Being on tour affords you the opportunity to meet lots of amazing people. And their basses.
On a recent tour of Michigan, I was lucky enough to meet up with Todd Kirchner of the bluegrass band Full Cord. He happily showed me his bass, which is a spec’d out Bohemian model from Upton Bass. His requests made this a unique build, earning it the title of the “Kirchner” model.
The bass is built with a 7/8ths size body while retaining the scale length of a 3/4 bass, allowing for full sound yet a comfortable feel. Upton says it is a “big full-throated jazz cannon – very fun to play with a huge presence!”
In addition to the enlarged body, the Kirchner bass has a deluxe spruce top, a solo extension fingerboard, Rubner tuners, edge bumpers, and Mother of Pearl fingerboard markers.
Check out the bass in action with this video for Full Cord’s “Downtown”:
Upton Bass “Kirchner” Bohemian Hybrid Deluxe Bass Specs:
|Fingerboard:||Ebony with Solo Extension|
|Fingerboard Markers:||Mother of Pearl|