After our customer had ordered a left-handed 5-string Legendary Acoustic Bass at the Frankfurt Musikmesse, he pointed, virtually on leaving, at the IQ steel string guitar, and said, maybe we could build the acoustic bass with fanned frets too.
We had that idea in our mind for a while, now we had the occasion. That the first IQ bass should be a lefty and a 5-string, made the challenge even more thrilling.
Building a left-handed acoustic bass means not only to put the cutaway on the other side and to attach the strings the other way around.
The entire bracing, bridge, nut and various other little things had to be mirrored and to mirror here actually is the wrong word, since there was no righthanded template yet.
This acoustic bass is made of the same woods as the Legendary Acoustic Bass with back and sides of Maple, but this one has a custom top made of Moon Spruce, which was cut in the Black Forest at solstice within the last quarter of waning moon.
The lefty IQ acoustic bass is of course available in all variations, ie as 4-, 5- and 6-string model. For the feature "left-handed" we take a tiny surcharge, which covers the cost of carving a left-handed bridge.
|Neck:||Spanish Cedar (spanish constructed heel)|
|Neck Width/Nut Width:||50 mm/53 mm|
|Scale Length:||864 – 915 mm|
|Fingerboard:||Rosewood, fanned frets|
|Machine Heads:||Schaller M4 goldplated|
|Finish:||Nitrocellulose, satin gloss|
|More:||IQ Acoustic Bass
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