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This is the Minikin, all the features of a high-end custom bass, shrunk down into a tiny 21” super short scale package.

Features Overview

21" Scale

20 Frets

Neck through

5 pc Mahogany / Maple neck

AAA grade Ebony fretboard

Burr Maple headstock face

Angled headstock

Bone nut

Honduran Mahogany body back

Maple body core

Burr Maple top

Gotoh 201 Bridge

Gotoh Tuners

Dunlop Straplocks

Delano Xtender Pickup

Passive CTS pots

High gloss finish

Maple cavity lids

Custom Newtone Strings

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Bass Ukes have been with us for some time now, but the difference with this one is that it uses custom steel strings and a magnetic pickup rather than the Poly strings and Piezo more commonly found on other bass Ukes. This gives a more traditional electric bass sound and opens up techniques which would not sound so good on Poly strings and Piezo pickup. And it does that while still delivering lots of low end bass.

It also differs from other bass Ukes in its extravagance! This one has a 5 piece Maple and Honduran Mahogany neck through design, with Burr Maple top, Honduran Mahogany back and Maple accent in the middle.

All the hardware is by Gotoh and the pickup is a Delano Xtender, chosen for it’s great tone and also for it’s funky shape to go with the rest of the instrument.

The whole instrument is finished off in a dazzling high gloss, with the book matched Maple top and headstock face in Red, which adds some nice contrast and ties in with the Mahogany laminates and back.

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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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