This Electric Bass came out over 15 years before Leo Fender's first P bass, and yet nobody seems to really think of Paul Tutmarc. Every bassist I've asked or talked about the creator of the bass guitar says Leo Fender did it, but he really wasn't the first. Not by a longshot. Is there something missing here? Does mass production usually signal someone to be the "pioneer" of something? Sort of like with Automobiles and Henry Ford? Edit: Key Takeaways: -Thomas Edison was an A-Hole -I HATE Thomas Edison -Paul Tutmarc IS indeed the creator of the bass guitar, from an academic standpoint -Columbus didn't discover America. - TB User @design might post a demo of a replica Tutmarc bass in the coming days. Look out for it!!