Fender’s entry-level Squier Bullet series has been replaced by a new line called the Sonic Series.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 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 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 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.
EBG Instruments has introduced a new bass called the EBG-5 Jigsaw Fretless. Following the company’s previous styles, it is built around an aluminum center block with four sculpted iroko body pieces and a flamed maple top.
Fender’s Player Series and Player Plus Series have been updated for 2023 with new colors and left-handed models.
Mastodon’s Troy Sanders has once again teamed up with Fender to create a signature axe. The company describes the new Fender Troy Sanders Precision Bass as the “ultimate weapon for heavy metal enthusiasts.”
MTD has introduced a new Kingston Series model with the Lynn Keller Signature. Previously available as an artist bass from their USA shop, the Kingston model carries similar design aspects while being a production model at a lower price point.
Jackson has updated their head-turning X Series Concert Bass CBXNT DX IV with two new color schemes for 2023. The bass, which draws on aspects from several classic designs, will now have the option for Matte Army Drab and Ice Blue Metallic.
Sandberg Guitars has added a new four-string to their lineup with the Florence Bass. Based on their Florence Guitar, the new bass captures a vintage feel with retro tones to boot.
Back in 2020, Nordstrand Audio released a new bass model called the Acinonyx, which takes its cues from the vintage Goya Panther. Now Carey Nordstrand and crew have unveiled the V2 Acinonyx.
The online musical marketplace Reverb has many thousands of listings, and every so often, something very special pops up. This week they found a remarkable bass that they featured as their find of the week: a 1954 Gibson EB-1.