Overwater's new 6-string ABG model

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DaveBeny, Sep 12, 2005.

  1. DaveBeny


    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
    I've no connection to Overwater, but just stumbled upon this new ABG model on their website:


    Not sure about the body shape myself, but I thought it would be of interest, as there aren't many luthiers offering 6-string ABGs out there.

    First impressions?
  2. oversoul

    oversoul fretless by fate

    Feb 16, 2004
    there's kind of a medieval vibe going on there
  3. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Looks pretty cool- the headstock looks small enough that it doesn't look like there'd be neckdive- but it has the same issue as most acoustics; poor upper fret access.
  4. Richard Lindsey

    Richard Lindsey

    Mar 25, 2000
    Metro NYC
    Looks cool. I dunno, I wouldn't agree that upper fret access would be poor, exactly, at least not by acoustic guitar standards. Actually, upper fret access looks as if would be better than most ABGs I've seen.
  5. nick g.

    nick g. Supporting Member

    Nov 9, 2003
    Chandler, Arizona
    Well, that's not really saying much, is it?
  6. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Hmmm.....I don't like the look and it seems like the body is very small, however I welcome anyone to make a six string acoustic bass guitar.
  7. Richard Lindsey

    Richard Lindsey

    Mar 25, 2000
    Metro NYC
    To be clear, the site explicitly says that this is a "semi-acoustic" guitar. AFAICS, they don't claim that it's a fully acoustic BG.
  8. Richard Lindsey

    Richard Lindsey

    Mar 25, 2000
    Metro NYC
    I grade on the curve.
  9. fraublugher


    Nov 19, 2004
    ottawa, ontario, canada
    music school retailer
  10. lyle

    lyle Guest

    Jan 10, 2004
    Vernon, B.C. Canada
    Ya I saw that, looks killer. But it neck dives though
  11. Steve Clark

    Steve Clark Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2004
    London ON
    I like it as well. It's an interesting shape but a shape that appears to have been thought out. Some custom basses these days seem to be different . . . to be different. There are some great looking basses on the rest of the site.
  12. ashbory


    Jun 13, 2000
    The Hammer
    I like it!
    Would be cool to see:
    - less modern looking headstock (upright or classical guitar style)
    - body / neck joined at a lower fret to minimize neck dive
    - bit more cutaway for better access to the higher frets
  13. I'm finally glad to see Overwaters being talked about here since they're made - well - across the big pond. Have seen one performer with one, and was totally blown away by the sound and look. All reviews are unbelievably complimentary on playability too. Also glad to see they have a banner ad on talkbass. :D
  14. yep...semi-acoustic...like my carvin AC-40 requires amplification.

    I love the design, however, and bet it sounds very sweet.
  15. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    It better, as you could buy about six Carvins for the price of one of those.

    Carvin should make an A/E 6. It would be a killer for sure.

    The Overwater is nice, though. Very baroque.
  16. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Strange. I prefer the medieval vibe of the Renaissance to the Overwater.
  17. If there was enough interest, I am certain that Carvin would produce an AC-60 to fill out their Semi-Ac line...or maybe even a true ABG in their cobalt series.