In a design derived from our small bodied PAF guitar this is one of the few Les Paul type basses that also happens to be well balanced. A lightweight spalted beech body and locally sourced flamed pearwood top combined with top quality mahogany for the through neck make for a lightweight instrument, this combined with careful carving in the Crimson Guitars workshops result in a perfect weight distribution and balance on the strap.
The finish is a low gloss natural oil over a blue stained top, we also stained the pin-stripes that go through the neck and the inlay dots are hollow alloy circles with a blue abalone center.. you sense a theme here no? The electronics are simple and straight-forward, a matched pair of custom wound Wizard pickups direct-mounted to the body are passively wired through volume, tone and blend pots.. simplicity is often key when designing a custom guitar or bass and it is well rewarded here. All in all we are very proud of this visually stunning and tonally versatile custom bass guitar.
Crimson Guitars | redefining the UK custom guitar
|spalted beech body||mahogany multi-laminate neck||lightweight gotoh tuners||bespoke wizard humbuckers|
|book-matched figured pearwood top||through-neck design||gotoh bridge||single volume pot and single tone control|
|natural oil and wax finish||indian rosewood fretboard||black hardware||three way pickup toggle selector|
|all access neck to body carve||21 jumbo frets||dual action truss rod||pickups direct mounted to body for better tone transfer|
|flamed redwood back-plates||compound fretboard radius|
|ergonomic body contouring||33″ scale length|
|lightweight body with perfect balance on a strap||aluminium dots with abalone center and aluminium barbed wire @ the 12th fret|
|custom narrow carve neck shape|