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G&L Unveils the CLF Research L-1000 Bass

G&L Unveils the CLF Research L-1000 Bass

After launching the CLF Research series earlier this year, G&L has expanded the range with the CLF Research L-1000. The new model revives the passive G&L bass from 1980 while updating some aspects. “The new CLF Research L-1000 brings back the best of the iconic passive G&L bass from 1980. Fans of the vintage G&L “wunkay” know,” the company writes....

Guild Introduces the B-240E and B-240EF Basses

Guild Introduces the B-240E and B-240EF Basses

Guild is bringing back some of their vintage acoustic bass guitar designs with two new models introduced to the Westerly Collection. The B-240E and B-240EF recall the B-50 of the mid-1970’s, which was a “boomy jumbo with an arched mahogany back and 30 3/4? scale length.” Each of the new models carries those features as well as a solid Sitka...

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Warwick Announces the RockBass Infinity Bass

Warwick Announces the RockBass Infinity Bass

Warwick has expanded their RockBass series for 2018 with a version of their Infinity model. Available in four and five-string as well as fretted or fretless versions, the bass centers around its MEC J/MM pickup combination. The humbucker can be used in series, parallel, or single coil operation thanks to a three-way switch. The bass is built with a red...

Fender Unveils the Player Series

Fender Unveils the Player Series

Fender has shaken up their range again by introducing the Player Series for 2018. The new lineup revamps the Standard series but will still be made in Mexico. As you may expect, the Player Series includes a Precision Bass and a Jazz Bass as well as a Jaguar Bass. Overall changes in the models include new pickups and redesigned bridges....

Fodera Unveils the Masterbuilt Butterfly Bass

Fodera Unveils the Masterbuilt Butterfly Bass

Fodera has revealed the latest in their top of the line Masterbuilt series with the Butterfly. The one-of-a-kind bass is inspired by the company’s butterfly themed models and uses the Imperial body shape as a “canvas.” “Using over 200 pieces of varying natural materials such as Gold Pearl, Mother of Pearl, Black Pearl, and various colored stone, each piece was...

Ibanez Introduces Compact Acoustic Electric Basses

Ibanez Introduces Compact Acoustic Electric Basses

Ibanez has launched two new compact acoustic basses with the AVNB1E and the AVNB1FE. The basses, which are fretted and fretless models respectively, feature a 634-millimeter scale with parlor shape body. “Our short-scale parlor basses offer players compact acoustic options which are better suited for small stages, make for easier trips, and do so without sacrificing low-end tone and presence,”...

Boldogh Guitars Builds EBS 30th Anniversary Bass

Boldogh Guitars Builds EBS 30th Anniversary Bass

EBS is celebrating their 30th anniversary this year with a special bass built by Hungarian luthier Csaba Boldogh. The instrument is fitted with an EBS logo on the headstock as well as a custom EBS 30th Anniversary inlay at the twelfth fret. The seal is also found on the rear of the bass. Boldogh built the bass with a Hungarian...

Eastwood Guitars Announces the Airline Jetsons Jr. Bass

Eastwood Guitars Announces the Airline Jetsons Jr. Bass

Eastwood Custom Shop is reviving their former Airline 2P bass with a new model: the Airline Jetsons Jr. Bass. The retro design retains many of the same features with a few differences. “Inspired by the discontinued Airline 2P Bass, the new Airline Jetsons Jr. Bass keeps the same ‘JB Hutto-style’ body shape, but now comes with a single, P-Bass style...

Höfner Unveils the H500/5 “Reeperbahn” Bass

Höfner Unveils the H500/5 “Reeperbahn” Bass

Höfner has reissued another part of their history with the H500/5 “Reeperbahn” bass. Based on the 500/5 that was produced between the ’50s and ’70s, the instrument features a large hollow body and short scale neck. It was famously used by a Beatle, though not the one you’re thinking of. “Although used by many players none is quite so famous...

Fodera Unveils the Madrone Burl Monarch 5 Standard Special Bass

Fodera Unveils the Madrone Burl Monarch 5 Standard Special Bass

Fodera has expanded their Standard Specials line of instruments with the Madrone Burl Monarch 5 Standard Special. Built around the Monarch model, the bass has a new combination of woods with a mahogany body, Madrone Burl top, a three-piece maple neck, and an ebony fingerboard. Fodera says the real difference is in the pickups as it is the first Standard...