Alan Arnold Guitars

        
Example of AB49 acoustic Bass guitar
   AB49 Acoustic Bass Guitar

 

This is a true acoustic bass guitar that really does what it says.

It has a very different design of bracing that allows the top to move at the much lower frequencies that an acoustic bass guitar needs.

The soundhole has been moved away from the centre to give a larger area for the bridge to “drive”, and the bridge saddle has been placed in the centre of the 17” lower bout.

Specification - Dimensions ( mm / ~inch )
  Phaedra Pegasus Phoenix Mercury Beltane  AB49  Rezolution BB Rezolution SB
Body length 500 500 495 506 506 500 19 11/16 500 500
Width 370 390 395 400 400 390 15 13/32 390 370
Depth 110 120 125 120 125 120 4 11/32 115 100
Scale length 630 630 650 650 736 860 34   647 647
Nut width 46.5 45.5 46 46 46.5 45.5 1 25/32 46-47 46-47

Specification - Standard Materials & Options
Top European Spruce  or  Sitka Spruce  or  Western Red Cedar
Back & Sides Mahogany  or  Indian Rosewood
Neck Quarter sawn Mahogany with twin Carbon fibre inserts and two way truss rod
Fingerboard Ebony bound with Ebony, so no fret ends showing !
Bridge, Bridge Pins,
   & head veneer
Ebony
Nut & Saddle  Bone 
Position/side Dots MOP  or  Abalone
Bindings Flamed Maple 
Bracing X braced - scalloped
Purflings bwbwb to front :  bwbw to back
Rosette Herringbone + bwb purfling surround
Bridge Pins Ebony
Finish Nitro Cellulose
Frets Dutch – Medium
Tuners Gotoh nickel or chrome, as available.
Case  
Pick ups (optional extra) Headway         (see Headway pickups on the Custom Guitar page )

Notes

  • Each guitar is individually handmade using the very highest quality materials and construction techniques.
  • In addition to the above, this guitar can be custom built to your specification - please see the Custom Guitars page.