Bass of the Week: Inverse Guitars Crayfish Bass

Inverse Guitars Crayfish Bass

This week, we’re checking out the Crayfish bass built by Martin Epding of Inverse Guitars. Epding, who first started experimenting with headless designs in 1982, says his basses offer fresh ideas without sacrificing standard features.

“All driven by the idea of redefining the guitar from an ergonomic and aesthetic point of view,” Epding writes on his website. “I don’t want to negate the knowledge of traditional guitar construction but to enrich it with new aspects.”

The Crayfish has a 34-inch scale and has a body and neck built from European Spruce, mahogany, and Sipo. Its Blackwood fretboard has 24 frets. Other features include two EMG soapbars, a Schaller 3D bridge, and Düsenberg tuners. It weighs in at just 7.3 pounds.

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Inverse Guitars Crayfish Bass Specs:

Body/Neck:European Spruce, Mahogany, Sipo
Electronics:3 (2push-pull) Bourns Potis, 3-way Switch
Bridge:Schaller 3D
Finish:Gloss Varnish

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  1. Kurt

    Looks great, and I love the use of regular strings with the headless design.
    Would have been nice to publish the neck dimensions.
    It is hard to fathom how modern custom makers charge elite prices for a student instrument. Any axe with a thin modern “C” neck is a beginners toy. If it doesn’t have the thickness or shoulders, it does not have the tone and cannot be played with proper technique.
    Let’s start with the basics, please.