The Guitar Summit in Mannheim took place last month and showcased loads of new instruments from luthiers around the world. Paul Belgrado was on hand with a trio of basses including his new model called the NaNo, which fuses several classic styles.
Ken Bebensee is known for building unique designs inspired by the works of Stradivarius and D’Aquisto, but he also takes his cues from nature. This week we’re checking out an instrument that he literally took from nature called the Magical Root Bass.
Take a look at the Marleaux Consat Custom Bass, which offers countless exotic woods and different construction techniques. Check out the gallery, videos, audio clips, and more.
Warwick is known for their use of Bubinga in their instruments. This week we’re checking out a bass that uses a larger canvas to show off the beautifully figured wood. Not only is the body larger, but the headstock is also larger, too.
After previewing it at the Winter NAMM Show earlier this year, Ernie Ball Music Man is now shipping the Short-Scale StingRay bass. It features the company’s flagship bass model in a 30-inch scale.
This week we’re checking out a Mod Shop Edition bass from K. Butler Guitars. The eye-catching bass has a basswood body finished in Sea Blu with a striking tiger stripe pickguard. Butler says the bass has a great sound, too.
BITE Guitars is a new startup manufacturing company based in Austria that focuses on building individualized basses with what they call “guitar building 4.0.”
Cort has introduced the Action HH4, a bass that features a two-humbucker pickup configuration. Complete with switchable active 2-band and passive operation, the bass offers a variety of tones.
Germany’s Duesenberg Guitars has unveiled a new bass model called the Triton. Its name reflects its three-pickup configuration.
Steve Eisenberg is a luthier based in Phoenix, Arizona who uses all of his specialties to create unique and functional basses. This week we’re checking out the Highboy, which has two extended horns for balancing whether you sit or stand.