This is a bowable bass. The neck is built to feel like an upright bass. It has an adjustable tailpin like a cello so you can sit and play it like a cello or put a strap on it and play as a bass guitar.
The top, back, and neck are mahogany while the fingerboard, bridge, and tailpiece are made from maple. The scale length is 34 inch. It has an Artec Piezo pickup inserted in an adjustable bridge and Artec preamp mounted on side facing the player. Preamp has 3 band equalizer.
This bass has the sound and feel of an upright bass but is much easier to handle and transport.
Hardshell cello case included.
This 5 string bass guitar features a spruce top, quilted maple back and sides. The neck is maple with a maple fretboard. The body is 17” with a 34” scale length. The tailpiece, bridge, pickguard, and headstock are curly maple. It has one Benedetto S7 humbucker pickup and sounds great acoustically or electrically.
The RSB5-1 was the first guitar designed by Ron Smith. It features a 17” body. Curly maple back and sides. Spruce top. Maple neck with ebony fret board. Simulated tortoise binding and pickguard. The pickup is a Benedetto S-7 humbucker. This is a suspended pickup attached to the pickguard in order to avoid cutting a hole in the top. The scale length is 34”.
This bass sounds so good acoustically and electrically it leaves little room for improvement.