05 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Custom Multi-scale Singlecut Torzal 4

  This is a custom single-cutaway body designed to accommodate the multiscale (33″-36″) neck.  Made from a solid piece of redwood burl, it still features the neck-through construction and 35° of twist of a Torzal Standard.  Besides the redwood and a killer birdseye maple fingerboard, the bass features one Nordstrand Fat Stack pickup with stacked […]

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03 March 2013 ~ 0 Comments

The Multi-Scale Torzals……are multiplying!

 

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16 June 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Torzal Fanned-Fret? YES!

We knew it would happen eventually, and that time has finally come.  The first fanned-fret Torzal just left the shop, destined for a good home and steady gigs in Florida.  This bass is a 4-string, with scale lengths from 34.5″ to 32.5″. This bass has a 5-piece wenge/maple neck with a stunning Zircote fingerboard. The […]

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01 January 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Blue Myrtle and the Toone & Townsend Bridges

Luthier Rick Toone has been busy developing some very high quality new hardware for guitar and bass, in partnership with Townsend Machine.  He engaged a circle of innovative luthiers to beta test the prototypes before entering into full production.  Earlier this year I tested the individual string bass bridges, and while they have made some changes […]

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26 December 2010 ~ Comments Off on English Sycamore Torzal 5-33

English Sycamore Torzal 5-33

Here’s a singing 5 string with a slightly shorter 33 inch scale.  This bass features a red maple/wenge neck with a wenge fingerboard and an english sycamore body.  English sycamore is in the maple family, and although it is hard, it is a buttery pleasure to work.  Somehow it sounds the same–articulate, but warm and […]

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26 December 2010 ~ Comments Off on Tobacco Sunburst Quilt Bolt-On Torzal 4-34

Tobacco Sunburst Quilt Bolt-On Torzal 4-34

As usual, I didn’t want to let this one go.  The warmth and roundness of the mahogany and quilted maple body, combined with the punchiness of the bolt-on and the snap of the birdseye maple fingerboard…..all brought to life through the Nordstrand Fat Stacks and Aguilar OBP-3 preamp. Apparently Mark, the owner, likes it too. […]

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