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6 string short scale semi-hollow?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by steinny, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. steinny


    Mar 7, 2008
    Does it exist? I'm aware of some hollow bass-Vi/bartione style instruments but I'm really looking for a proper short scale 6 string bass.

    There are plenty of 4 and 5ers but apparently no short-scale hollow 6ers....
  2. steinny


    Mar 7, 2008
  3. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I have seen them occasionally, but they're all custom jobs and not anything stock. And to be honest, they resemble more "modern" looking basses hollowed out with f-holes installed instead of looking like actual hollowbodies. My guess is that there is such a limited demand for hollow 6's and 5's that nobody makes them on a regular basis.
  4. HaphAsSard


    Dec 1, 2013
    Now, the above is 33" so not quite what you're looking for.
    (It also might just be a POC, for all I know; no, I don't mean "proof of concept"...
    This model is usually on the ebay under different names; I'm afraid I can't remember an earlier one offhand - you might find TBers that took the plunge.)
    This said, I don't get the impression (semi) hollowbody six string basses abound; and certainly short scale B-to-C wide spaced sixers are rare.
    You could get one and capo it on 1st or 2nd fret - instant short scale (but wider "nut" and neck, same total length, same neck dive, in all likelihood).
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  6. Duuuuuuuuuude


    Nov 30, 2005
  7. steinny


    Mar 7, 2008
    If this were 30" scale it would be exactly what I'm looking for--I'm planning on tuning it E-E, like a big guitar.

    I've been considering pulling the trigger on that model for a number of months now, but given the price point I can only imagine that the quality is barely serviceable, at best...

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