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Hollowbody 34 scale fretless

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by cv115505, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. cv115505

    cv115505 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    Oklahoma City
    Looking for a company that makes a hollowbody (Gretsch style) medium scale fretless.... any ideas?
  2. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Not sure if that exists but you can always defret. Isn't medium scale 32"? I have a32" inanez acoustic that I know comes in fretless.
  3. godin comes to mind.
  4. ack

    ack Why Can't We All Get Along?

    Nov 19, 2006
    Somewhere near Raleigh
  5. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    Lakland/Skyline Hollowbody?
  6. GM60466


    May 20, 2006
    Land of Lakland
    Lakland or Yamaha
  7. cv115505

    cv115505 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    Oklahoma City
    correction long scale hollowbody fretless
  8. I am guessing the Godin and Slimline bodies are not what the OP has in mind.

    For current offerings of a Gresche-like body in full scale fretless, I can think of two:

    Lakland Skyline


    Ibby Artcore


    Back in the late 60s, Bartell of California made exclusively-fretless hollowbody basses that were stenciled for sale by other companies, especially Hohner. In 1970, Hohner moved production to Germany and produced them on their own for another year, then dropped the line. They occasionally pop up on eBay. I have one of each, the blonde is Cali and the black is German.


    The Yamaha SA hollowbodies are not in production and I don't know if they made them in fretless.