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New Gear: Rapier Saffire Bass

New Gear: Rapier Saffire Bass

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New Gear: Rapier Saffire Bass

Rapier™ launches the Saffire Bass, a reincarnation of the iconic 1960’s British-built 4-string 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 okoume for the body, chosen specifically for its warmth, depth and high-end clarity, a 4-bolt, Canadian hard rock maple neck with fully adjustable truss rod, a 25 fret (including zero fret) double octave fingerboard with a 31inch (78.74 cm) scale, a four-saddle compensated bridge providing improved intonation all over the fingerboard, whilst open-geared chrome machine heads perform with a simple, effective action for maximum tuning stability.

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, this versatile solid-bodied electric bass guitar is visually complimented by the flagship 2-piece, 3-ply tortoise shell scratchplate and re-designed headstock logo.

Rapier Saffire 4-string Bass Guitar. £479.00 rrp

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