New 3/4 Eastman VB105 hybrid bass


This bass from Eastman has an interesting design that incorporates a carved spruce top,  carved figured maple back and laminated ribs. This approach is increasingly being used in fine instrument construction. It adds stability and stiffness to the ribs, and minimizes warping that can cause structural problems.

Some dimensions:

String length 41 1/4″

upper bout width 19 3/4″

lower bout width 25 3/4″

rib taper 8 1/8″ to 6 1/2″

length of back 43 3/4″

The pizz. sound has a nice midrange punch and the arco sound is full and even. This instrument offers a lot of ‘bang for the buck’, and should be durable as well.  Set up with an adjustable Despiau bridge, Ullsperger 10mm endpin, Rubner tuners and Evah Pirazzi weich strings. Comes with deluxe Eastman cover.