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Who had the first single-cut bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Lo end PUNCH, Nov 29, 2005.


  1. Lo end PUNCH

    Lo end PUNCH

    Jan 28, 2005
    Racine,Wi
    Who came up with this idea first, I dont mean the les paul and tele basses, I mean the ones that the top extends to mainly the 12th fret. Just curious.
     
  2. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Garry Goodman???


    ;) :p
     
  3. mike sancho

    mike sancho SANCH

    Feb 10, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
  4. I'm pretty sure it was Anthony Jackson with Fodera
     
  5. Lo end PUNCH

    Lo end PUNCH

    Jan 28, 2005
    Racine,Wi
    OOPS!! I should have said which company had the first one.
     
  6. Jim Roberts (in American Basses) suggests that the Fodera Anthony Jackson single cut away was the first one made in 1989. Not sure if that was the absolute first, but that seems to be the one that put the design 'on the map'. A number of luthiers consider the design to be a bad one, since one side of the neck is held fast and the other side is allowed to move.... creating a potential for problems. Others will argue that it's not the single cut design that impacts the sound, but simply the additional body mass.
     
  7. what about the les paul bass?
     
  8. Per the original post and question....


    dont mean the les paul and tele basses, I mean the ones that the top extends to mainly the 12th fret. Just curious.

    :)