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Whether you're a student just starting out on bass guitar, a bass player with smaller hands, or just a lover of the short-scale bass punch and tone, you've landed in the right place. Here on Reverb, shops a wide selection of the best new and used short-scale basses on the market.

Why Choose a Short-Scale Bass?

Short-scale bass guitars are perfect for players who prefer the comfort of a shorter neck and more manageable fret sizing. Beyond their ergonomic advantages, short-scale basses are known for their juicy lows and warm, resonant highs which make them a common choice for studio work.

Typically these instruments carry a scale length of 30- or 32-inches compared to a 34-inch scale length found on most electric bass guitars. Popular models include classics like the Fender Mustang Bass and Gibson EB-0, along with a myriad of modern options from Warwick, Kala, Squier and many others.

If you're looking for more information on how to choose the best short-scale bass guitar for you, check out our Short-Scale Bass Guitar Buying Guide, featuring a video that digs into some of the best options on the market.

Popular Short Scale Bass Brands on Reverb

If you're looking for a new or used short-scale bass and you're not sure where to start, it's always a good idea to go by brand. Here on Reverb, sort through short-scale bass selections from trusted brands like Gibson, Fender, Hofner, Kala, and more.

Short Scale Basses Near Me

To exclusively browse for short-scale basses in your area, reference the list of top cities and countries available on Reverb to search within a desired location. You also can review shipping details within an item’s “Shop Policies” section.