6 string acoustic???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bass_drum, Mar 6, 2005.

  1. bass_drum


    Feb 13, 2005
    Has anyone heard of a six string acoustic/electric , hollow or semi-hollow body bass? I'm looking for one that could be considered a bari guitar (tuned like a guitar only an octave lower, same string spacing as a guitar). Wanting something that is still fairly thin, but would like sumthing that makes a little more sound then "clang clang clang" when playing it.

  2. quatre03


    Aug 20, 2004
    i dont know but i was wondering if there was a 6 string accoustic too.
  3. bass_drum


    Feb 13, 2005
    Yeah, I think custom bass is in order...

    Anybody have any suggestions for someone to make me a custom? keep in mind I dont have much money to spend.
  4. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com
    Daniel Fernandez builds 6 string acoustic's. I actually have a 6 that will be done soon and a 7 string acoustic to follow.

    There was a thread on 6 string acoustic's just a few weeks ago.

  5. flea claypool

    flea claypool

    Jun 27, 2004
    ah micheal kelly does 6s dont he?? im sure if you search you will find his web page
  6. Nadav


    Nov 13, 2004
    Atlanta, GA
    Mmm, very cool.

    But do run a search, as we JUST had a fairly long thread about 6 string acoustics.
  7. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    Rob Allen does sixs, and I can assure you when your comparing ABG's that there is Rob Allen then everyone else, I'd own one in a heartbeat if I could do enough accoustic work to justify. The producrion stuff leaves me kinda cold, even the Martin ( and I love Martin gutiars almost as much as sadowsky basses) isn't really that impressive.
  8. Richard Lindsey

    Richard Lindsey

    Mar 25, 2000
    Metro NYC
    An Allen, great though it is, is not really an ABG. Nothing with a center block really is IMHO. This isn't a putdown, just a distinction.
  9. bass_drum


    Feb 13, 2005
    Ok, so ther are a few acoustics, but what about semi hollows?
  10. Richard Lindsey

    Richard Lindsey

    Mar 25, 2000
    Metro NYC
    For those, Rob Allens are superb.

    A maker in England does something very like them:


    I have a couple of his basses and he's great to deal with.

    Other people can do them as well. I believe Conklin has, and I'm almost positive JP (a French maker) has as well:

  11. IIRC, I saw a 6-string acoustic at a guitarshow once. I think it was a late 80's-early 90's Larrivee.