Anyone know about "Spanish Basses"?
Hi Guys (and gals),
A question out of curiosity here!
There are a few good Spanish luthiers that make guitars, and I was looking around for any that made Accoustic Basses.
However, I came accross something that interested me, but I couldn't find much info on the web.
There is an instrument, that dates back to the 18th century, called a "Bajo Espaņol" (Spanish Bass) that it seems is still produced today by a few luthiers.
This resembles an Accoustic Bass, but with nylon strings, and I believe it is of a shorter scale than most ABīs. There are 4 string and 6 string versions, and are used mainly in spanish "folk" type music.
Does anyone know anything about these? I would love to find more info, but am failing to do so!!
Thanks (as always!).
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