Fender Announces Made in Japan Limited International Color Series Basses
Fender has unveiled a new limited run of Made in Japan instruments. The International Color Series are described as “Vintage Fender vibes meets Made in Japan craftsmanship.” The series includes a Precision Bass and a Jazz Bass.
Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils New StingRay Special Bass Colors
The NAMM Show was held in the spring this year, and Ernie Ball Music Man was ready for it with new colors for the StingRay Special. The company revealed four new finishes: Sea Breeze, Laguna Green, Pueblo Pink, and Butter Cream.
Reverend Guitars Unveils Linh Le Signature Lil Linhbacker Bass
Reverend Guitars unveiled a new model at NAMM this year with a signature model for Bad Cop/Bad Cop bassist Linh Le. Dubbed the “Lil Lihnbacker,” the new instrument is based on the company’s existing Dub King with some tweaks.
Rapier Introduces The Saffire Bass
Rapier, a vintage British guitar brand that was reborn in 2021, has just unveiled the Saffire Bass. Based on the Saffire Guitar, the new four-string is built with a 31-inch scale.
Martin Guitars Unveils Junior Series Acoustic Bass Guitars
Martin has launched their first Junior-sized acoustic bass guitars with two new models. Each comes in natural or burst finishes for a total of four new basses.
Dingwall Unveils Limited Edition John Taylor Rio Dream Bass
Dingwall Guitars is in Anaheim at the NAMM Show to show off some of their work and reveal an incredible new artist model. The Limited Edition John Taylor Rio Dream Bass features a custom finish inspired by Duran Duran’s “Rio” album cover.
Harley Benton Unveils 25th Anniversary Model Basses
Harley Benton is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a special edition of guitars and basses in a Firemist Gold finish. The two basses include the JB-25TH and the Enhanced 25TH.
Ernie Ball Music Man Ball Introduces the Family Reserve Nitro StingRay Retro ’76 Bass
Ernie Ball Music Man unveiled the latest in their limited edition Ball Family Reserve instruments. The Spring 2023 drop includes the Ball Family Reserve StingRay Retro ’76 bass.
Fender Announces the Squier Sonic Series Basses
Fender’s entry-level Squier Bullet series has been replaced by a new line called the Sonic Series. The new instruments carry similar attributes to their predecessors with new colors and new models.
Kiesel Guitars Unveils the A2 Bass
Kiesel Guitars has updated its Aries model to introduce the A2, aka the Aries 2. Hailed as a complete revamp of the instrument, the A2 is offered as a guitar or a bass model.
Dunable Guitars Asteroid Bass Now Available
Dunable Guitars has been tinkering with the Asteroid model bass for years to perfect its balance, hardware, case, and more. Now that they’ve got it squared away, they’ve introduced it into their lineup of standard models.
Fodera Unveils 40th Anniversary Emperor Deluxe Bass
Fodera Guitars is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year with a limited run of basses. The 40th Anniversary Emperor Deluxe will come in four- and five-string versions and will be available through their dealer network.