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Squier Releases Vintage Modified Mustang Bass
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Squier Releases Vintage Modified Mustang Bass

Squier has grown their Vintage Modified line with the introduction of a new take on Fender’s mid-60s Mustang bass. Staying true to the original, the Vintage Modified Mustang features a 30″ scale, 19 frets and comes in black or three-color sunburst finishes. The bolt-on constructed bass has a basswood body with a maple neck and fingerboard, while the pickup has...

Custom Shop: Birdsong Guitars
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Custom Shop: Birdsong Guitars

Founded in 2004, Birdsong Guitars is a company with a distinct reputation for excellent short-scale basses – one that founder Scott Beckwith prides himself on. After getting his start building in the late ’90s, Beckwith set up shop in Texas where he has been honing his craft with the aid of his wife and other luthiers. Most recently he revived...

Gibson Releases LP Junior DC Bass
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Gibson Releases LP Junior DC Bass

Gibson has released another short scale bass this year, following the announcement of the short scale Thunderbird. The new LP Junior DC Bass features a 30.5” scale, which the company explains is perfect for players with shorter arms and smaller hands. Designed to mix elements of the Les Paul Junior guitar and the 1960 EB-0 bass, the body is solid...

Squier Introduces Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS
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Squier Introduces Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS

Squier has introduced the Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS, a short scale take on the classic Fender model. Featuring a 30” scale, the bass is suitable for anyone who appreciates the comfort of a short-scale instrument, as the company explains it’s more than just a student model. The Jaguar Special SS has an Agathis body and a Maple neck...

Gibson Releases Thunderbird Short Scale Bass
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Gibson Releases Thunderbird Short Scale Bass

Gibson has just released a short scale version of their classic Thunderbird bass. The bass has a 30.5″ scale, which the manufacturer explains is favorable for players with shorter arms or smaller hands as well as beginners and students. They also note that these short-scale basses aren’t just for novices, as Jack Bruce and Paul McCartney played them during highlights...