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  • Fodera Unveils Anthony Jackson Presentation II Bass

    Fodera Unveils Anthony Jackson Presentation II Bass

    Last year, Fodera teased the public with pictures of an interesting prototype hybrid bass they were developing. The company has now unveiled the result: the Fodera Anthony Jackson Presentation II Bass. Building on the AJ Presentation body shape, the next generation of the bassist’s signature series has a completely hollow acoustic body that’s built with... »

  • Bass of the Week: Citron AE4 and AE5 Swallow Acoustic/Electric Bass

    Bass of the Week: Citron AE4 and AE5 Swallow Acoustic/Electric Bass

    This week we take a look at the Citron AE4 and AE5 Swallow Basses built by luthier Harvey Citron in collaboration with jazz legend Steve Swallow. Citron first presented Swallow with one of his acoustic/electric basses, and their work went from there. It was Steve’s perfectionism that pushed the bass builder to invent a new... »

  • Fender Introduces CB-100CE Acoustic Bass Guitar

    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... »

  • Bass of the Week: Delgado Bass

    Bass of the Week: Delgado Bass

    This week we take a look at a unique bass made by Delgado Guitars out of Nashville, Tennessee. Proprietor Manuel Delgado is a third-generation luthier with specialties in acoustic instruments, and the Delgado Bass is no exception. The acoustic-electric bass has a hollow-body with about 2? in depth and a 34? scale. Though a variety... »

  • Veillette Introduces Cutaway Acoustic Bass

    Veillette Introduces Cutaway Acoustic Bass

    Veillette has introduced a cutaway version of their acoustic bass, which itself is designed after their acoustic guitar line. Available in 4 or 5-string models, the Veillette Cutaway Acoustic Bass has a 34” scale, with a body that measures 17” wide and 5.5” deep. The instrument is described as “clear, big and strong-sounding.” Each Veillette... »

  • Veillette Introduces the Concorde Semi-Hollow Bass

    Veillette Introduces the Concorde Semi-Hollow Bass

    Veillette Guitars has unveiled their new Concorde Semi-Hollow Bass, being the company’s “most acoustic” bass yet. Designed to mimic vintage and classic semi-hollowbody basses, the body is 14” wide and heavily chambered with dual soundholes and a radiused spruce top. The curved face gives the body more depth in the center while keeping the edges... »

  • Gear Watch: Boulder Creek Koa Acoustic Bass Guitar

    Gear Watch: Boulder Creek Koa Acoustic Bass Guitar

    Boulder Creek’s display at NAMM this summer featured a nice array of acoustic bass guitars, including their new Koa model. One of the unique things about these basses, as well as their other basses, is the Boulder Creek Suspended Bracing System. The system utilizes tone bars with a brace instead of traditional bracing to support... »

  • Kingman Bass SCE: Fender’s new acoustic bass guitar

    Fender has announced the release of a new product: the Kingman Bass SCE. The Kingman is a new spin on the acoustic bass guitar, featuring a Fender Jazz Bass neck and headstock (slimmer by design to facilitate faster playing). The Kingman also includes: a single cutaway that allows easy access to the upper frets special... »