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Bass of the Week: Rick Turner Guitars Model 1 Bass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Rick Turner Guitars Model 1 Bass

This week we’re checking out the Model 1 Bass from the legendary luthier Rick Turner. The instrument is a take on the Alembic co-founder’s Model 1 guitar and features a medium 32-inch scale. Described as “incredibly acoustic and detailed with a modern full-bodied tonal range,” the deluxe version of the bass is built with a mahogany body, 5-piece laminated maple...

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

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...