Luthier Contra Bass 2A Guitar,
The model 2A is an alternative model of our less expensive contra-bass guitar with laminated back / side Indian Rosewood. The body measurement is standard Contra Bass's size, nut to saddle = 750mm, good quality gold head machine with enhanced Ramirez fan bracing top designed to boost the powerful, clear and deeper mid & low bass tones.
We selectively picked good laminate Indian Rosewood for back/side and laminated it with solid Sonokeling (inner side) or Javanese Rosewood from Indonesia. Essentially this model’s back & side are made of 2 types of solid rosewoods joint together to make up a firm/rigid back & side construction. With the quarter sawn scallop bracings and Ramirez fan bracing style in this unique contra-bass guitar will ensure guitar's soundboard (top) resonate well with the designated pitches of every frequency. The Ramirez's design have a Transversal tone bar which allow the treble fan bracing to resonate sharply against every high frequency fret positions. The a-symmetrical fan bracing in this template allow the mid & bass to produce more powerful sounds. This is not an ordinary contra-bass classic guitar, the unique top’s fan bracings are aligned to resonate well for one octave lower than ordinary prime guitar’s tuning. The scalloped shaped bracings, their angle positions, materials & length are adapted to response those special low frequency pitches.
The Contra Bass 2A guitars have Nut to Saddle length = 750 mm scale length, we always use cow bone nut and saddle for this standard.
We recommend to use Hannabach Contra-BASS strings set made-in Germany. Hannabach' founder, Mr. Werner Hannabach knew excatly what it takes to make the correct strings to response a contra bass tuning pitches, so after much of research, he came up with those special diameter & materials to ensure bass guitarist will fine correct tension and produce lively, sustain & powerfull bass low frequency tones.
Overall assessment, we position this model 2A as your alternative good quality Contra Bass guitars as an affordable practice guitars and suitable for performing instruments too.