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April 2014
Acoustic 7-String Bass
April 2014
Acoustic 7-String Bass
This instrument, the most recent for custom build for Italian artist Alberto Vigano, was a challenge in both design and execution. To create a long scale 7 string acoustic bass meant that two issues would arise- the potential for it to be very headstock heavy, and the problem of so much stress from the string tension on the body and neck joint. The solution to both problems was a very heavy duty chassis within the body that made the construction much stronger than normal while adding weight to counteract the heavy headstock. This does mute the tone to some degree, but since the goal was for it to be used amplified, the result was a very beaut... more
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Technical Specification

scale length- 34"
string spacing @ bridge- 19mm
neck wood- African mahogany with maple stringers
body sides- mahogany
body front and back- figured maple
binding- rosewood
fingerboard- pau ferro
bridge and tailpiece- pau ferro
pickups- Delano and bridge piezo elements
preamp- Bartolini buffer

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