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AC Guitars Introduces the Krell Kompakt Bass
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AC Guitars Introduces the Krell Kompakt Bass

Luthier Alan Cringean has introduced a new bass to his AC Guitars line that’s based on a model from his other brand, Reiver Guitars. The Krell Kompakt is a 32-inch scale bass with a new body shape.

AC Guitars Unveils the Micro Krell Bass Guitar
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AC Guitars Unveils the Micro Krell Bass Guitar

AC Guitars has scaled down their Krell model with the new Micro Krell, a bass featuring a tiny 26.5-inch scale while still being tuned as a normal bass. Luthier Alan Cringean created the model out of a bit of exploration. “It started out as an experiment using a Krell guitar body I had in the workshop to find out just...

AC Guitars Introduces RetroB Bass
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AC Guitars Introduces RetroB Bass

AC Guitars has unveiled the latest in their bass lineup with the RetroB. The retro-styled bass is a departure from luthier Alan Cringean’s typical designs. “Over the years I have been asked to build copies and have alway turned down the work because it was not something I was interested in, there are more than enough J Basses out there...

Bass of the Week: AC Guitars Über ART Recurve 4
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Bass of the Week: AC Guitars Über ART Recurve 4

This week we’re checking out the AC Guitars Über ART Recurve 4. Built in Scotland by luthier Alan Cringean, the bass features a proprietary finishing process called Acrylic Resin Treated (ART). “The process makes use of acrylic monomers and dyes in order to infuse the wood,” he writes. “This takes place in a vacuum oven and produces woods which have...

AC Guitars Introduces Salace E Type Bass
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AC Guitars Introduces Salace E Type Bass

AC Guitars has introduced a new modded version of their Salace bass called the AC Guitars Salace E Type. Made in collaboration with bassist Ewan Beck, the single cut design is available with a variety of options but is built with several goals in mind. “The design goals with this particular bass where for an instrument that was equally comfortable...

AC Guitars Announces Standard Series Basses
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AC Guitars Announces Standard Series Basses

AC Guitars has revamped their offering with the Standard series, which the company says offers “outstanding value for money sitting below [their] custom basses.” The line offers each of the company’s models with reduced options to keep prices and wait times down. Standard basses can be ordered in 4-, 5-, and 6-string versions with a choice of scale lengths. All...

AC Guitars Announces Border Reiver Travel Bass
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AC Guitars Announces Border Reiver Travel Bass

AC Guitars is introducing a new compact model called the Border Reiver Travel Bass. Hand-built in Scotland, the headless bass takes its name from a piece of local history. “Border Reivers were bands of raiders that operated on both sides of the English/Scottish border from the 13th to 17th century,” luthier Alan Cringean explains. “So crossing borders seemed like an...

AC Guitars Introduces Krell E Type Single Cut Bass
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AC Guitars Introduces Krell E Type Single Cut Bass

Scottish bass company AC Guitars has unveiled the Krell E Type singlecut model, a riff on company’s Krell bass. Designed with Ewan Beck, the bass is denoted by a swamp ash body topped with a flame maple top and a Faded Black finish. The bass is built with bolt-on construction with a 5-piece purpleheart, wenge, and maple neck topped with...

AC Guitars Introduces The Krell Single Cut Model Bass
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AC Guitars Introduces The Krell Single Cut Model Bass

Scottish luthier Alan Cringean of AC Guitars has introduced a singlecut version of his Krell bass, which was unveiled last year. The new model features all of the body contours of its predecessor but replaces the upper horn with a continuous slab to connect more of the neck to the body. The new design features a flat fingerboard with a...

AC Guitars Unveils Über Graft Spec Bass Series
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AC Guitars Unveils Über Graft Spec Bass Series

AC Guitars has added a new line of basses with the introduction of the Über Graft Spec Series. The new basses build upon the company’s Graft Series of handmade basses, which are made in batch to keep them in an accessible price range. This line offers five body shapes: Finn, Recurve, Harlot, Gallas, and J-Type. Über Graft basses will be...