In the 1970’s, Ernie Ball had a wild idea: to create a full size, acoustic fretted bass. Attempts had been made before, notably by Gibson, but nothing stuck. Ball went to Mexico to acquire a Guitarron for inspiration, and with the help of George Fullerton, crafted an innovative power house of acoustic low end: the Earthwood Bass. With a spruce top, mahogany back and sides, and a maple neck with rosewood fretboard, this big beauty is warm and booming. With a depth of over six inches and a body length of nearly twenty-five inches, this instrument is a huge, with an even bigger sound to show for it. Perfect for acoustic jam sessions or “unplugged” gigs, this bass will provide a highly resonant sound to any ensemble. And if the acoustic sound isn’t enough for you, this bass even has a Barcus-Berry transducer pick-up for amplification purposes. Condition-wise, this bass has some finish cracks and checking, along with some bumps and nicks, but nothing serious. There is also a dip in the top near the bridge from high tension over a long period of time, but this too does not affect sound or playability in a major way. Ships in a gig-bag with an unfortunately broken zipper.
Weight: 7 lbs. 3 oz.
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