Breedlove Guitars has unveiled the ECO Pursuit series, including the Pursuit Exotic S Concerto Amber Bass CE, which comes in fretted and fretless versions. The ECO Series boasts three layers of tonewood that were sustainably harvested.
Gibson unveiled a plethora of new gear at Summer NAMM this year including a new addition to their Original Collection: the new non-reversed Thunderbird bass.
Squier’s Paranormal Series is back for 2021 and they’ve retained one bass in the lineup. The Squier Paranormal Jazz Bass ’54 blends the company’s two flagship bass models into one.
Rudy Sarzo’s signature Spector bass has been updated for 2021, the company has announced. The iconic rock bassist worked with Spector to spec out his Euro4 LT to be lighter and more comfortable.
Harley Benton has introduced the Marquess series of basses. The basses are described as delivering a “sound, feel and look that’s fit for kings and queens of the bass guitar” while coming in at under $400.
Ibanez has brought back the Iron Label series of instruments including three new guitars and two basses. The metal-inspired instruments come with a stripped-down feature set in all-black finishes.
Ernie Ball Music Man has teamed up with Darkglass Electronics to unveil the DarkRay 4-string Bass. Available in Obsidian Black and Granite Stone finishes, the bass takes the StingRay Special model and fits it with new electronics.
Spector has expanded their line of Bantam basses with a new five-string model. Similar to the four-string, the Bantam 5 Bass has a medium 32-inch scale length and a chambered body. Spector says this delivers a lightweight and comfortable instrument.
G&L Guitars is showing some love for lefty bassists with a new southpaw version of their Tribute Fallout Bass. Originally launched in 2019, the Fallout Bass is a short-scale model loaded with the company’s Magnetic Field Design humbucker.
KLOS Guitars is launching the Apollo Series of electric instruments, including the Apollo Electric Bass. The bass, which comes in standard and Pro versions, features composite technology with a carbon fiber neck.
Sandberg Guitars is celebrating its 35th anniversary with four limited-edition Racing Car Design basses. Each model features racing-inspired finishes that recall “legendary Hollywood movies and today’s race tracks.”
Brubaker Guitars has unveiled a new bass to their lineup called the JXB-USA Standard. Built in the U.S. with locally sourced and sustainably harvested woods, the model is a take on the classic J-Bass.