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Introducing the Flyer Bass!
December 13, 2012

It's always big news when a new bass emerges from our shop...after all, AndE, Martin, and Tim are all bass players!

Now, after months of inquiries and customer requests, we've completed the first two Flyer Basses...and they are really special.  We're thrilled with the results, and already working on the next ones.

Inspired by the same design goals as our Flyer guitars, the Flyer Bass seeks to strike a new balance between the acoustic and electric worlds, in a comfortable and practical instrument that appeals to both.

Plugged-in, the Flyer has a tremendous, full-range amplified tone that rivals the best acoustic basses — responsive, sensitive, and natural-sounding, with an incredibly authentic "acoustic" personality. Unplugged, the Flyer Bass is great for practice or intimate settings.

Most striking about the Flyer's tonal personality is the clean and well-defined attack.  Notes start quickly and precisely, and remain clear and distinct even when played fast. Compared to the "spongy" and "slow" feel and response common to many acoustic basses, the Flyer has speed and punch.

With its 14" body width and full 34" scale, the Flyer Bass feels familiar and approachable.  And, at just under 5 lbs., this is an incredibly comfy bass...about half the weight of many solidbodies!

We've already filmed a couple of videos - stay tuned for more!