This is a unique and one-of-a-kind instrument. Currently Available, it is a 32” scale, four string, bass guitar and the body is about 25% larger than a standard acoustic guitar. This size brings this acoustic bass to life!
The back and sides were made from book matched highly figured Bastogne and Claro walnut. The top and matching brace wood are made from book matched Master Grade Carpathian Spruce. The neck is made from figured Mahogany.
The unique fretboard and matching peghead veneer are made from book matched quarter sawn Zircote. The peghead backstrap is made from Ebony and the bridge is made from laminate Ebony and Maple.
It has buffalo horn Bridge pins with Abalone Accent along with Abalone fret markers.
The rosette is made from Burl wood and has black white accent with Abalone inlay surround.
There is a sound port for the player shaped as a bass clef.
The top of the body is bound with Tortoloid with black white accent and Abalone inlay. The back binding is Tortoloid.
It includes a dual action truss rod with inside the body access, Schaller Lightweight in-line Tuners and a K&K Pure Acoustic Bass Pickup with Pre-Amp
It has a satin hand rubbed nitrocellulose lacquer finish that feels great in your hands.
The instrument is stunning and plays great with big volume, warm full natural low tones and plenty of sustain.
Here is a one-of-a kind 4 string, medium scale, fretless bass built in complete coordination with the client on shape, design, and function.
It has a Ziricote Body with a Flamed Maple Neck. The Ebony fretboard is inlaid with Purple Heart lines and Fret Markers, along with copper ring side circles.
It has a Ziricote Peghead Veneer and Back strap with Bordeux Maple Inlay. In fact, the entire instrument has Bordeaux Bindings and Highlights.
It has a Pinless custom bridge for easy re-string, an Arm Bevel for player comfort and a side sound port for the player's ear.
Built as a true acoustic with live back bracing and "focused to the bridge" top bracing, it produces a woody smooth sound with plenty of mway available for the player who wants this sound.
Finally, it has Schaller M4 90 Light tuners, K&K Pure Bass Electronics and GHS Strings.
We worked very close with the owner on this unique and beautiful acoustic bass guitar, nick-named the “Exploder”.
Certainly one of the most unique Acoustic Bass Guitars in the world, the owner dreamed up the shape and overall concept and we worked to create concept and structural design that would achieve the look he envisioned while still creating great bass guitar sound.
It is a 32” scale, four string acoustic bass guitar. The shape is reminiscent of the famed Gibson Explorer with the depth added for an acoustic guitar.
The design uses mahogany posts in the corners, mahogany sides, mahogany and maple back and a spruce top. All properly braced to ensure strength and tone. It has a figured maple bridge, fretboard and truss rod cover with an inlaid logo. The fretboard is inlaid with abalone diamonds.
It is finished in brilliant blue sparkle with a high gloss finish highlighted with maple binding and WBW purfling.
It has unique sound holes originally conceived by the owner and a side port to enhance the listening for the player.
It is set up with medium jumbo frets, GHS Acoustic Bass Guitar strings and Gotoh Tuners. The tuning pins are bone with abalone inlay. It also has K&K Acoustic Bass Guitar with sensors inside and under the bridge
Many Thanks to Mr. Cullen Graham for his inspiration and participation in this build.
Short Demo of Herman, the Acoustic Bass Guitar