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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....

Bass of the Week: Helios Guitars Capsicum Acoustic Bass
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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 was designed with function in...

ESP Adds Fretless and 5-String Basses to LTD Thinline Series
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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 zebrawood in a natural gloss...

Taylor Adds Bass Model to GS Mini Series
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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 custom nylon-core strings (with phosphor...

Spector Introduces Timbre Acoustic Bass Guitar
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Spector Introduces Timbre Acoustic Bass Guitar

Spector Basses has announced their first ever acoustic bass line called the Timbre Series. Available in Black, Natural and Walnut Stain finishes, the bass is crafted with a solid sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides, a mahogany neck, and a rosewood fingerboard. “This is much stronger than solid lumber would be and helps to allow the top to vibrate...

Fender Introduces T-Bucket 300E Bass
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Fender Introduces T-Bucket 300E Bass

Fender has revamped their T-Bucket series for 2016, including the introduction of the 300E Bass. The medium-scale, acoustic-electric bass is fitted with a Fishman Isys III pickup system. It comes complete with an active preamp and built-in tuner as well as volume and tone controls. The T-Bucket 300E Bass is constructed with mahogany back and sides with a figured maple...

Cort Announces AB850F Acoustic Bass Guitar
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Cort Announces AB850F Acoustic Bass Guitar

Cort Guitars has expanded their bass lineup with the AB850F, an acoustic bass guitar featuring a full-size, jumbo body that the company says produces plenty of volume. The bass, which comes in natural and black finishes, is constructed with a dovetail neck joint and venetian cutaway for better access to the upper register. Its body back and sides are mahogany...

Bass of the Week: Emerald Guitars Balor Bass
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Bass of the Week: Emerald Guitars Balor Bass

This week we’re checking out the Emerald Guitars Balor, an acoustic bass guitar built entirely with carbon fiber. The model is the latest in the evolution of their acoustic bass models. “Physics implies that an acoustic bass should be large to properly create low frequencies at a useable acoustic volume,” the company writes. “So we have developed a completely new...

Dean Now Shipping Exotica Supreme Cutaway Acoustic/Electric Bass
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Dean Now Shipping Exotica Supreme Cutaway Acoustic/Electric Bass

Dean is now shipping the Exotica Supreme Cutaway Acoustic/Electric bass. The full-sized instrument is a pared down version of the Exotica Quilt Ash that gets down to the essentials. Its body is made from mahogany with a spruce top while the mahogany neck is topped with a rosewood fingerboard. The soundhole has a distinct inlay and the neck has multi-ply...