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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


    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).
  5. 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...