FM Guitars Unveils the Esphera Bass

FM Guitars Esphera Basses

FM Guitars has introduced the Esphera bass, a lightweight and ergonomic instrument that comes in 4, 5, 6, and 7-string versions as well as FM’s signature double fingerboard style in 8, 10, and 12-strings. The company took inspiration from circles, teardrops, and curves to make the bass fit the human body.

“Esphera features a ‘Bass Handle’ that was meticulously designed to fit in the palm of your hand, making the bass guitar lighter and easy to carry,” FM Guitars explains. “Also, the thumb finger can rest inside the bass handle in a unique and comfortable way. The bottom area of the bass features curves that allow you to play in the ‘classical’ position comfortably, as well as pretty much any position available. The bevel shape was inspired by a teardrop, improving comfort when playing the traditional way and in tapping positions.”

Each version of the Esphera can be fitted with an array of pickup combinations with FM’s own soap bars being standard. The control set includes Volume, Blend, Tone, and coil split although this can also be customized.

Get two different takes on the Esphera’s use with these demos by Brad Williamson and Felix Martin:

The FM Guitars Esphera is available for order now with prices starting at $1,400.

FM Guitars Esphera Bass Photos:

FM Guitars Esphera Bass Specs:

Strings:Traditional with 4, 5, 6, 7, or Dual-Fretboard with 8, 10, or 12
Body:Alder, Basswood, or Ash
Neck:Multi-piece Maple/Mahogany
Frets:24 Stainless Steel
Pickups:FM Guitars Signature Soapbar, J, PJ, or MM Style. Options available
Controls:Vol, Blend, Tone and coil split.
Other:Bass Handle

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