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Bass of the Week: Urbaniak Not Pear 003
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Bass of the Week: Urbaniak Not Pear 003

It’s always refreshing to see bass builders thinking outside the box. This week we’ve got a great example of that with the Not Pear by Wes Urbaniak. The thin-bodied acoustic bass takes on a violin-esque shape, but every single Not Pear is different from the next.

Traveler Guitars Introduces the CL-3BE Acoustic Bass
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Traveler Guitars Introduces the CL-3BE Acoustic Bass

Traveler Guitars has expanded their line of portable hollow-body instruments with the CL-3BE Acoustic Bass. The four-string is 3/4 the size of a standard instrument and has a 23.35-inch scale length.

Bass of the Week: OJ Guitars BrummBass
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Bass of the Week: OJ Guitars BrummBass

This week we’re checking out a unique acoustic bass guitar built by luthier Oliver Jaggi called the BrummBass. Jaggi, who is a third-generation Swiss craftsman, created the bass around functional design elements.

Guild Introduces the B-240E and B-240EF Basses
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Guild Introduces the B-240E and B-240EF Basses

Guild is bringing back some of their vintage acoustic bass guitar designs with two new models introduced to the Westerly Collection. The B-240E and B-240EF recall the B-50 of the mid-1970’s, which was a “boomy jumbo with an arched mahogany back and 30 3/4? scale length.” Each of the new models carries those features as well as a solid Sitka...

Ibanez Introduces Compact Acoustic Electric Basses
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Ibanez Introduces Compact Acoustic Electric Basses

Ibanez has launched two new compact acoustic basses with the AVNB1E and the AVNB1FE. The basses, which are fretted and fretless models respectively, feature a 634-millimeter scale with parlor shape body. “Our short-scale parlor basses offer players compact acoustic options which are better suited for small stages, make for easier trips, and do so without sacrificing low-end tone and presence,”...

Bass of the Week: Veillette Guitars Acoustic Bass Guitar
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Bass of the Week: Veillette Guitars Acoustic Bass Guitar

This week we’re checking out builder Joe Veillette’s Acoustic bass guitar model. Available in a variety of woods, the Acoustic was designed to bring the same depth of tone from their acoustic guitars to the bass. “With a 17″ wide and 5.5″ deep body, the Acoustic Bass has the airspace to deliver a true fundamental with depth and authority. A...

Warwick Introduces RockBass Alien Deluxe Thinline Hybrid Acoustic Bass Guitar
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Warwick Introduces RockBass Alien Deluxe Thinline Hybrid Acoustic Bass Guitar

Warwick has expanded their Alien Bass series of acoustic bass guitars with a new thinner model aimed at the touring musician. The Warwick RockBass Alien Deluxe Thinline Hybrid will be available as a 4-string or 5-string in both fretted and fretless versions. “[The bass was] designed to be thinner for more ergonomic comfort,” Warwick’s Marcus Spangler writes. “When listening to...

Bass of the Week: Safran Basses Iris Acoustic Archtop Bass
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Bass of the Week: Safran Basses Iris Acoustic Archtop Bass

This week we’re checking out an incredible acoustic bass guitar by Safran Basses called Iris. Hand built by luthier Umut Dal, the bass was dreamed up to bring the best of upright and electric together. “The idea behind my archtop acoustic bass Iris is to close the gap in between electric and double bass,” Dal writes. “I have seen similar...

Epiphone Unveils Masterbilt Century Acoustic/Electric Bass Guitar
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Epiphone Unveils Masterbilt Century Acoustic/Electric Bass Guitar

Epiphone has added a four-string to their Masterbilt Century series called the Masterbilt De Luxe Classic Acoustic/Electric Bass Guitar. It carries all the features of the Century line including a solid spruce top with traditional longitudinal bracing, an ebony fretboard, and five-piece maple/mahogany neck. Available in Vintage Sunburst and Vintage Natural finishes, the bass is fitted with a Shadow NanoFlex...

Fender Unveils CB-60SCE Acoustic Bass Guitar
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Fender Unveils CB-60SCE Acoustic Bass Guitar

Fender has introduced the Classic Design series that they say is aimed at the company’s acoustic tone and aesthetic at an affordable price. The lineup includes the CB-60SCE, an acoustic bass guitar featuring a slim-taper neck profile and rolled fingerboard edges for playability. Its concert-bass body is built with a solid spruce top with mahogany for the back and sides....