Old School Vibe! Modern Upgrades!
Modern Vintage instruments recall guitar and bass designs that are now classics with added improvements and updates that don’t tamper with the formulas that created the sound, feel, and presentation of the originals. Updates include; lightweight Hipshot bass tuning keys, for improved accuracy, and Torrefied maple necks on all models for improved stability, note sustain, and clarity. Modern 2-way truss rods are installed for easy access, allowing “on-the-fly’’ adjustment, making it easy to dial in the perfect setup.
Attention to vintage attributes and small, but significant, details sets Modern Vintage instruments apart. Steel bridge saddles with the vintage ‘screw saddle’ design on 60s bass models produce an attack/decay like the originals. Passive electronics, period-correct 4-ply tortoise pickguard material (on select models), color-matched headstocks, and neck profiles modeled after curated vintage instruments possessing the ‘most traditional’ neck shapes of the era.
Modern Vintage bass inspired by a 1962 model:
Torrified Maple neck
Indian Rosewood Fingerboard
Hipshot Ultralite “clover key” tuners
Dual action/two-way truss rod
Fully passive bass with one Custom wound, hum-cancelling split pickup
Metal ‘split-p” pickup cover
4-ply tortoise W/B/W/T pickguard
Vol/tone control configuration
Vintage-style bridge with steel saddles