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Gillett Guitars Launches Contour Bass Range
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Gillett Guitars Launches Contour Bass Range

Luthier Michael Gillett has launched a new range of basses called the Gillett Contour Electro-Acoustic Bass. Introduced at the London Bass Guitar Show, the aptly-named hollowbody basses feature unique contouring for an ergonomic experience. “Our basses have been a long time in the design and creation phase starting out over ten years ago when I was working as a peri...

Journey Instruments Introduces Collapsible Carbon Fiber Acoustic Bass Guitar
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Journey Instruments Introduces Collapsible Carbon Fiber Acoustic Bass Guitar

Journey Instruments has expanded their line of collapsible carbon fiber instruments with its first bass, called the OB660 Overhead Carbon Fiber Acoustic Bass. The bass has a compact design with a removable neck that allows for it to be folded up and fitted into an airplane’s overhead compartment. “The TSA-approved travel case safely encloses the bass guitar within 22″ x...

Guild Introduces Westerly Collection B-140E Acoustic Bass Guitar
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Guild Introduces Westerly Collection B-140E Acoustic Bass Guitar

Guild has introduces the Westerly Collection, a series pays homage to the company’s early history of acoustic instruments. The lineup includes the B-140E acoustic bass guitar, which is based on the mid-70’s B-50 model. Utilizing the Guild jumbo body shape, the bass is built with a solid Sitka spruce top, solid African mahogany back and sides, and an Indian rosewood...

Tanglewood Introduces Updated TW155-A Acoustic Bass Guitar
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Tanglewood Introduces Updated TW155-A Acoustic Bass Guitar

Tanglewood Guitars has revamped their Premier series of acoustic instruments including the TW155-A bass. The lineup’s third generation is defined by solid AA Sitka spruce tops, mahogany back and sides, and a natural satin finish. The TW155-A acoustic bass guitar has a rosewood fingerboard and matching bridge. Its body is also bound in rosewood and maple. Tanglewood fits the bass...

Bass of the Week: Whitt Guitars 5-String Fretless Archtop Acoustic Bass
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Bass of the Week: Whitt Guitars 5-String Fretless Archtop Acoustic Bass

My friend Gil sent me a heads up for this week’s featured bass, and I’m glad he did. This intriguing instrument is a one-of-a-kind acoustic fretless 5-string bass built by Daniel Whitt of Whitt Guitars. “At Whitt guitars, I build guitars that inspire creativity, capture the imagination and throw everything for a loop,” the bass builder writes. “I don’t build...

Rick Turner Teams Up with Michael Kelly Guitars to Release Licensed Renaissance Bass
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Rick Turner Teams Up with Michael Kelly Guitars to Release Licensed Renaissance Bass

Luthier Rick Turner has teamed up with Michael Kelly Guitars to release a licensed line of his Renaissance instruments, including the Renaissance Bass. Turner, who co-founded Alembic in 1970, has been making the series by hand up until now. The Michael Kelly MKB4SB Renaissance Bass is a chambered acoustic 4-string bass built with an okumé body, mahogany neck, and rosewood...

Bass of the Week: Jack Casady’s Ribbecke Guitars “Diana” Bass
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Bass of the Week: Jack Casady’s Ribbecke Guitars “Diana” Bass

The best basses come together through a mixture of inspiration, art, and technology. This week we check out a one-of-a-kind instrument that was born of all three ingredients: the Diana Bass by Ribbecke Guitars. In late 2012, bass legend Jack Casady lost his wife Diana after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Casady pondered ways he could honor her memory before...

Bass of the Week: Toby Chennell Arco Acoustic Bass Guitar
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Bass of the Week: Toby Chennell Arco Acoustic Bass Guitar

In July, we posted a cool video of Bart Soeters displaying a wide variety of basses, and one of his instruments really stood out to me: the Toby Chennell Arco Acoustic Bass Guitar. The electric bass and upright bass share several qualities, but overall they’re really different instruments. UK-based luthier Toby Chennell set out to bring more of their elements...

Bass of the Week: KB Guitars Robert Hurst Acoustic Bass
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Bass of the Week: KB Guitars Robert Hurst Acoustic Bass

Ken Bebensee of KB Guitars made this gorgeous acoustic bass guitar for jazz bassist Robert Hurst, whose work ranges from stints with Wynton Marsalis to being a member of The Tonight Show Band. The 5-string bass brings together elements of a cello and an archtop jazz guitar for a unique hybrid bass. It’s built with an extra deep body made...

Manne Guitars Introduces VibraBass
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Manne Guitars Introduces VibraBass

Italian boutique builder Manne Guitars has expanded their bass offerings with the VibraBass. Inspired by the AcoustiVibe guitar, the new bass features a fully chambered body made of Korina with an Italian poplar burl top, a maple/beech laminate neck, and a thin, hard resin fingerboard. Besides a magnetic single coil pickup mounted in the bass’s sound plate, the VibraBass is...

Fender Introduces CB-100CE Acoustic Bass Guitar
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Fender Introduces CB-100CE Acoustic Bass Guitar

Fender has upped their acoustic bass game this summer with the CB-100CE. The dreadnought cutaway bass sports a spruce top with scalloped X bracing and mother-of-pearl acrylic rosette. The mahogany neck’s profile is styled after that of a Jazz Bass and has a dual-action truss rod for proper adjustments. Its bridge is rosewood and has compensated saddle. For further flexibility,...

Michael Kelly Introduces Sojourn 4 Acoustic Travel Bass
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Michael Kelly Introduces Sojourn 4 Acoustic Travel Bass

Michael Kelly has unveiled the Sojourn 4 Travel Bass, a compact acoustic bass guitar with a 24.5? scale. Featuring a solid Englemann Spruce top, the company says the bass has a big sound for such a little bass. The Sojourn 4 comes equipped with a B-Band 22R UST (under saddle transducer) and B-Band A1.2 preamp, which provides superior frequency response...