The PBB Paul Beard bass is a unique offering that exemplifies Gold Tone's Folkternative design philosophy. Seeking to offer the bassist something no other instrument maker dared to approach, Gold Tone president Wayne Rogers came up with a great alternative instrument for the bass player that's searching for a new voice.

Renowned resophonic instrument guru Paul Beard supplies the resonator cone and spider bridge (the same components used in his multi-thousand-dollar hand-built guitars) and every PBB is set up in Florida for the best sound and playing comfort possible. The maple neck has a comfortable 32" scale and a rosewood fretboard that's bound in white celluloid. The all-mahogany body is similarly bound and all hardware is chrome-plated. The PBB is equipped with a custom humbucking pickup with volume and tone controls onboard. Includes hardshell case. Available as a left-handed model.


  • Folkternative Design.
  • Humbucker Pickup.
  • Genuine USA Beard Cone & Spider.
  • Mahogany Construction.



  • Buttons: Metal.
  • Nut Width: 1-5/8" ZeroGlide Nut.
  • Tuners: Sealed Bass-Style.


  • Fingerboard: Rosewood.
  • Frets: 22.
  • Inlay: Dot.
  • Material: Maple.
  • Truss Rod: Two-Way Adjustable.


  • Back & Sides: Mahogany.
  • Binding: Cream ABS.
  • Bridge: Maple w/ Ebony Insert.
  • Cone & Spider: Genuine US-Made Beard.
  • Finish: Tobacco Sunburst / High Gloss.
  • Hardware: Chrome Plated.
  • Tailpiece: Paul Beard 4-String.
  • Top: Mahogany.


  • Scale Length: 32".
  • Weight: 8 lbs.


  • Pickups: Humbucking Pickup w/ Tone and Volume Control.
  • String Gauge: .100w, .080w, .065w, .045w.
  • Tuning: EADG.
  • Left-Handed Available: Yes.

Accessories Included:

  • Hard Case.

ConditionBrand New (New)
Brand New items are sold by an authorized dealer or original builder and include all original packaging.learn more
  • PBB Paul Beard Resonator Acoustic Bass
  • Tobacco Sunburst High Gloss
  • 2023
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Body Shape
  • Non Cutaway
Number of Strings
  • 4-String

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