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

    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... »

  • Ibanez Introduces Compact Acoustic Electric Basses

    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... »

  • Bass of the Week: Veillette Guitars Acoustic Bass Guitar

    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... »

  • Warwick Introduces RockBass Alien Deluxe Thinline Hybrid Acoustic Bass Guitar

    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... »

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

    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... »

  • Epiphone Unveils Masterbilt Century Acoustic/Electric Bass Guitar

    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... »

  • Fender Unveils CB-60SCE Acoustic Bass Guitar

    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... »

  • Bass of the Week: Helios Guitars Capsicum Acoustic Bass

    Bass of the Week: Helios Guitars Capsicum Acoustic Bass

    This week we’re checking out a gorgeous instrument made by Helios Guitars called the Capsicum acoustic bass. Made by hand in Italy, the bass features a stunning body crafted from mahogany for the back, Italian walnut for the sides, and white spruce for the top. As beautiful as it looks, each part of the bass... »

  • ESP Adds Fretless and 5-String Basses to LTD Thinline Series

    ESP Adds Fretless and 5-String Basses to LTD Thinline Series

    ESP expanded their Thinline acoustic bass series this year with the TL-4Z Fretless and the TL-5SM. The models are four- and five-string basses, respectively, that feature modern aesthetic with exotic tops. The TL-4Z Fretless carries the same features of the TL-4Z in a fretless format. Its body is built with chambered mahogany and topped by... »

  • Taylor Adds Bass Model to GS Mini Series

    Taylor Adds Bass Model to GS Mini Series

    Taylor expanded their GS Mini series with a new compact bass model called the GS Mini-e Bass. The instrument has a small 23.5-inch scale, which the company explains is about 10 inches shorter than a standard bass guitar. Even with the reduced scale, the bass’s setup creates deep tones. “Part of the magic is the... »