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An elegant and original body shape inspired by the Greek Lyer, hence the name which is Greek for “ruler”. The bass features a beautiful burr wych elm top with English maple back and walnut accent line between the two.

Features Overview

34" Scale

22 Frets

Three Piece Walnut and Ash Neck

Hornbeam Fingerboard

Ebony Nut

Angled Headstock

Front +  Rear Veneers head veneers

Wych Elm Top

English Maple Body

Walnut Accent Veneer

Gotoh 203 Bridge

Wilkinson Tuners

Dunlop Straplocks

Kent Armstrong Soapbar Pickup

Active Kent Armstrong EQ

Flatwound Strings

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The neck is three piece construction of walnut and ash featuring a hornbeam fingerboard. Hornbeam makes an excellent and unique fingerboard choice, it is extremely hard, can be exceptionally beautiful and is native to the UK. Usually it will be a plane creamy colour, but the stock this piece is from had turned a beautiful olive colour over time. All the woods used on this bass are native to the UK.

The headstock features some attractive veneers/back strapping, with Elm on the front and English Maple on the back to match the body. In between each veneer is a black accent stripe to give a sharp look.

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A single Kent Armstrong Soap bar pickup provides a deep bassy tone, which is mated to the Active Kent Armstrong MM3 3 band tone circuit providing a massive amount of bass!


The gold Gotoh (203 bridge) and Wilkinson hardware finishes off the bass nicely and gives it that royal look to go with it’s name!

Please remember, any of our models can be specified with a different number of strings, scale length, frets, pickups or anything else for that matter! Also we offer the option for you to design your very own unique guitar or bass with your own body shape and specifications.

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