Guild Guitars at Summer NAMM introduced an acoustic/electric travel-sized, short-scale bass. The oxymoronically (is that even a word?) named Jumbo Junior Bass is a 23 3/4 inch scale four-string bass in the company’s Westerly Collection of guitars and basses.
The company says the Jumbo Junior Bass features a Sitka Spruce top and arched Flame Maple back, with a Maple neck and Ebony fingerboard.
We chose a solid Sitka spruce top and arched flamed maple back to mirror the tonewoods that have been used in upright bass construction for centuries, resulting in a clear, tight bass tone that is impressive for its reduced size.
The Specs include:
Body Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Body Back and Sides: Layered Flamed Maple
Bracing: Scalloped Sitka Spruce
Rosette: MOP and ABS Ring
Finish: Satin polyurethane
Body Binding: Cream ABS
Top Purfling: Black and White ABS
Neck: MapleNut Width: 1 5/8″ / 41mm
Nut Material: Bone
Fingerboard Inlays: 5mm MOP Dots
Tuning Machines: Guild Closed Gear Bass, 18:1 Ratio
Hardware Finish/Plating: Chrome
Truss Rod: Dual Action
Bridge String Spacing: 2 1/8″ / 54mm
Bridge Pins: Ivory Colored Plastic with Black Dot
Strings: Coated Phosphor Bronze Nylon Core .037-.090
Endpin: Endpin Jack
Pickup: Guild AP-1 Active Acoustic Piezo Pickup
Case: Guild Deluxe Gig Bag
Check out Guild’s video of the new bass HERE.