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Warwick Launches Leland Sklar Signature Bass
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Warwick Launches Leland Sklar Signature Bass

After introducing a prototype at NAMM last year, Warwick has launched the Sklar Bass I Signature bass. Made with legendary session bassist Leland Sklar, the hollowbody four-stringer is based on the Star Bass with modifications for Sklar’s liking including an arm support built into the body. The German master-built instrument is built with a carved body crafted from mahogany with...

Eastwood Custom Shop Unveils the Classic 5 Bass
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Eastwood Custom Shop Unveils the Classic 5 Bass

Eastwood will be introducing a five-string version of their Classic hollow body bass as part of their crowdfunding platform. The Classic 5 Bass will be built with a bound laminated maple body, maple top, and bound f-holes. Similar to the four-string, the fiver is fitted with a pair of EW-Retro humbuckers controlled with a 3-way switch. Its knobs are set...

Bass of the Week: Hot Wire Blues Bass
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Bass of the Week: Hot Wire Blues Bass

Hot Wire Basses took a page out of the old school with their Blues Bass. Modeled after the early fifties Kay Electric Bass, the Blues Bass is a vintage-style hollowbody, which the company notes was often played by four-stringers backing up Blues legends like Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf. While the design imitates an old Kay, Hot Wire made some...

Bass of the Week: Duesenberg Guitars Fullerton Bass
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Bass of the Week: Duesenberg Guitars Fullerton Bass

This week we’re checking out a sultry hollowbody called the Duesenberg Fullerton Bass. Built after they introduced the Eagles Signature Bass, the company calls the bass a “dynamic brother to the Fullerton Series.” Its body features a laminated spruce top with flamed maple top and sides with cream binding to add a touch of elegance to its smoky finish. The...

Bass of the Week: PRS Guitars Private Stock Hollowbody Bass 4
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: PRS Guitars Private Stock Hollowbody Bass 4

PRS Guitars began their Private Stock series 20 years ago, and to celebrate they’ve brought back their guitar of the month showcase. They kicked it off with a jaw-dropping Private Stock Hollowbody Bass 4, which is our bass of the week. The short scale bass features a solid center block with hollow body wings. The neck is curly maple while...

Eastwood Guitars Aims to Revive 1968 Saturn IV Bass
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Eastwood Guitars Aims to Revive 1968 Saturn IV Bass

Eastwood Guitars is bringing back another blast from the past with their own version of the Saturn IV Bass. The hollowbody model was originally introduced by Vox in 1968 and was only in production for one year, making it a rare instrument to come across. The bass will be constructed with a bound laminated maple body, a maple top featuring...

Bass of the Week: Martin Keith Guitars Elfin Hollowbody
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Bass of the Week: Martin Keith Guitars Elfin Hollowbody

Martin Keith took on the singlecut body design with his Elfin model, and this week we take a look at its hollowbody version. The five-string bass is built entirely like an acoustic instrument with functionality for electric players. The Elfin’s body, which measures 14 inches wide and 3 inches deep, is built with maple sides and back and a braced...

Spector Introduces NS-2 CT-B Carved Top Bass
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Spector Introduces NS-2 CT-B Carved Top Bass

Stuart Spector was showing off his latest creation at NAMM this year with the Spector NS-2 CT-B, a carved top take on the company’s flagship NS-2 model. Handbuilt in Spector’s U.S. workshop, the bass features a chambered alder body with a redwood top that’s carved on both the inside and outside surfaces. The top also fits their Helium series and...

Bass of the Week: James Trussart SteelCaster Bass
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Bass of the Week: James Trussart SteelCaster Bass

One of the most interesting booths we visited at the NAMM Show this year was James Trussart Custom Guitars. The L.A.-based luthier takes a different approach to building instruments and uses steel for his bodies, often giving them a rusted finish. “I’ve always liked the look and feel of old guitars, believing them to have a life beyond that of...

Bass of the Week: Bootleg Guitars Jazz Box 4
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Bass of the Week: Bootleg Guitars Jazz Box 4

This week we take a look at a new hollow-body creation from Bootleg Guitars called the Jazz Box 4. Finished in a beautiful translucent green, the bass features a body with maple for its top and back with a Spanish Cedar core. Its neck is a premium grade aged quartersawn Eastern hard rock maple topped with a rosewood fingerboard. Luthier...

Rikkers Custom Basses Announces Acoustiline and Acidline Basses
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Rikkers Custom Basses Announces Acoustiline and Acidline Basses

Dutch luthier Rikkers Custom Basses turns thirty this year, and to celebrate the company has introduced two new bass models: the Acoustiline and the Acidline. As with the rest of their instruments, the basses are hand made in the North of Holland. The Rikkers Acoustiline is a unique hollow body acoustic bass defined by its bass-reflex ports in the upper...

Epiphone Announces Limited Edition Jack Casady Signature Bass in Alpine White
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Epiphone Announces Limited Edition Jack Casady Signature Bass in Alpine White

Epiphone is celebrating legendary bassist Jack Casady once again with a limited edition version of his signature hollowbody bass. The limited edition 2014 Jack Casady Bass will come in Alpine White with a six-layer white/black body binding further accented by black plastic hardware. Casady, who turns 70 this year, helped design the bass and was most instrumental in building its...