New Gear: Rapier Saffire Bass
The Rapier Saffire Bass is a reincarnation of the iconic 1960s British-built bass guitar.
The new 4 string short-scale Rapier Saffire Bass, is the latest addition to the successful series by legendary UK guitar builder and designer Alan Entwistle, based on the original iconic Rapier’s that played a major role in the industry of British built guitars and basses from the 1960s.
Significant tonewood and hardware upgrades for this exciting new model include a basswood body, 4-bolt, Canadian hard rock maple neck with fully adjustable truss rod and, a 25-fret (including zero fret) double octave fingerboard with a 31inch (78.74 cm) scale.
With a pair of Alan Entwistle EWR64B double coil pickups, 3-way selector switch, single volume control, global tone control and mid boost control, the new Rapier Saffire Bass is ideal for a host of musical styles, whilst effortlessly delivering the classic Rapier bass voice, heard on a host of early British pop songs.
Looking stunning finished in Fiesta Red, Arctic White and Daphne Blue it’s complimented by the flagship 2-piece, 3-ply scratchplate. It also includes a GraphTech nut, chrome machine heads and fully adjustable 4-saddle bridge.
Rapier Saffire Bass Guitar. £479.00 rrp
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