ACG Graft Range.

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  1. Skelf

    Skelf Supporting Member

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    Having thought long and hard about this range of basses, a process which those that know me will realise really hurt my head, I have decided on the following. Prices will stay as stated as long as possible but upward pressure on prices seems to be constant at the moment everything is going up at a frightening rate. It is possible to use cheaper hardware or skimp on the process and woods but I really don't see the point I want to produce a quality product and try to make something approaching a living at the same time.


    As always thoughts/comments are welcome.


    Graft Range specification.




    Available in the following ACG body shapes.

    Recurve.
    J type.
    Finn.

    4 and 5 string basses in 33"/34"/35" scale basses.

    Neck
    Bolt on 24 fret Rosewood board zero radius alloy side dots.
    3 piece Maple neck with dual action trussrod.
    Asymmetric neck carve.
    3+1 and 4+1 headstock design.

    Body.
    Ash without top.
    Alder with selection of tops.
    Currently available.
    Bubinga
    Walnut
    Black Limba
    White Limba
    Figured Maple
    Shedua
    Spalt Beech
    White Ash




    Hardware.
    Available in black or Chrome.

    Hipshot Type B 19mm spacing on 4 string 18mm on 5 string.
    Gotoh GB7 tuners.
    ACG Custom Pickups with SB single coil or FB humbuckers. Single pickup version in 50mm wide housing dual pickup version in 25 or 50 mm wide housing.
    Hipshot string tree.

    Two options regarding electronics.

    Single pickup version which will have an active East 2 band EQ.
    Volume/Bass/Treble.

    Dual pickup version will be passive. Volume/Tone/4 way rotary pickup selector.

    Body finish
    Grain textured MLF satin. (minimum lacquer finish)
    Fusion gigbag.

    Price point for both versions will be the same.

    4 string £765.00
    5 string £785.00


    Hard Graft spec.

    Same as above except.
    Two pick version with East BTB two band active EQ.
    Volume, Stacked bass/treble/pull bright, 4 way pickup selector.

    4 string £850.00
    5 string £870.00

    Two pickup version with ACG EQ02 3K.
    Volume/blend stack,Lowpass Filter stack, Treble Filter stack.
    4 string £925.00
    5 string £955.00


    Options.
    Dunlop Dual Design Straplocks plus £15.00
    Hiscox hardcase plus £50.00.
    Fretless Ebony board with or without lines plus £40.00.
    Acrylic Impregnated Maple finger board plus £50.00

    These basses will be built in batches which will be put up on the website and can be reserved with a £200 deposit. Orders will also be taken again with a £200 deposit securing a build slot. There are no further options available with regard to woods or hardware in the Graft range if you want additional options please contact with regard to a custom build.
     
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    FOR SALE.

    The last of the 3+2 headstock basses.

    Body wood. Alder with Ash top.

    Neck
    Bolt on 24 fret Rosewood board zero radius alloy side dots.
    3 piece Maple neck with dual action trussrod.
    Asymmetric neck carve.

    Hipshot Type B 18mm on 5 string.
    Gotoh GB7 tuners.
    ACG Custom FB humbuckers.

    Single pickup version which will have an active East 2 band EQ.
    Volume/Bass/Treble.

    Body finish
    Grain textured MLF satin. (minimum lacquer finish)
    Fusion gigbag.


    5 string £785.00



    Options.
    Dunlop Dual Design Straplocks plus £15.00
    Hiscox hardcase plus £50.00.


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    Currently under construction.

    Finn 5.
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    J Type 4/5
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  4. bhunt1

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    I love the way that lefty 5 string came out! the finish looks great and the black ardware too. I like your list of options on the Graft basses, esp the pickup and electronics options. It gives alot of choices at a reasonable cost.
     
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    Skelf Supporting Member

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    Hopefully they will tick a few boxes for anyone taking there first step in the hand made bass world. The new pickup/electronics should cover most sonic needs but still keep the controls fairly simple. The filter pre-amps while very versatile can be a bit intimidating if you are used to a simply setup.
     
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    Some options for tops.

    Spalt Beech.
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    Black Limba.
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    Black Limba.
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    Tulipwood.

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    Native Ash.
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    Ash.
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    Quilt Maple.

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    Bubinga.
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  8. Jared Lash

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    Some really nice tops available there Alan.

    I think I'm partial to the bubinga and the first black limba.
     
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    Selection of available Graft Basses.


    J Type 4/5 string.
    Alder with Swamp Ash.
    Alder with Tulipwood.
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    Recurve 4/5 string.
    Alder/Bubinga.
    Alder/Native Ash.
    Alder/Mahogany.
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    Finn.
    Alder/Figured MAple 5 string.
    Alder/Bubinga 4 string.
    Alder/Black Limba 5 string.
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    Ash bodied version.

    J Type 4/5 string.
    Recurve 4/5 string.
    Finn 4 string.

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    All of the above are available. The pickups and electronics have still to be decided.

    Please feel free to contact me with any questions regarding these basses.
     
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    Graft Finn 4.

    Standard spec with Zebrano top and a PB split coil pickup.

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    Graft Finn 4 Passive.

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    More done on all the current Graft orders.

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    All very nice, but strangely enough I like the black limba best. :D
     
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    Some work done on the current batch of Graft orders.

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    Looks like the humbucker/split coil option is popular.
     
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    Current batch of three moving towards spraying.

    J Type P Bass.
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    Finn 5 P/J.


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    A Graft Pbass with the P-Retro is incredibly tempting.

    Can't wait to see how this batch comes out Alan.
     
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    It is a good setup. Tom basically started that ball rolling with his Finn.
     
  19. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Casting out the nines Supporting Member

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    Tom Bowlus? What does that guy know about basses?












    :bag:

    Between his Graft and his Skjold Lion's Pride B Tom has some incredible "non-traditional" P-basses at his disposal. And I have to thank him for his Bass Gear review which very much contributed to me to ordering an ACG in the first place.
     
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    Tom is a good guy but his knowledge of basses is a bit sketchy.:eyebrow::)
     
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    It's all about the split coils at the moment, it would appear - funny that the current batch have all opted for that P pickup. I'm as much looking forward to seeing the other basses as mine when they're done.

    (Okay, that's a lie, but I am looking forward to seeing them!)
     

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