Rob Allen Solid 4 Vintage Style 2013 Natural Ash

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A mint condition Rob Allen Solid 4.  Rob is better known for his fretless creations but has been building his take on a solid body bass retaining the light weight  (6.2 lbs.!) and resonance of the fretless ones for awhile. This is a beautifully crafted version in natural swamp ash with a quarter-sawn rock maple neck and old growth Brazilian rosewood fingerboard. The pickups are hand-wound and have matching Brazilian rosewood covers. 
In the hand, the bass is very easy to play with a comfortable C profile. The rolled edges of the fingerboard also enhance the experience.
Soundwise, this bass has a P-bass vibe. Having an additional bridge pickup, one can dial in more J-like tones. Old-school but more articulate and open in character. 
The strings are strung through the body and gives the bass resonance. 
In keeping with a minimalist style and design, knobs are located at the beautiful custom-made aluminum bridge. The pick selection is done via blend knob - center position is hum-cancelling. The other knob is push-pull  volume and tone control. 

  • 34" scale
  • 9.5" fingerboard radius
  • quartersawn maple neck (more rigid than slab sawn necks)
  • rosewood fingerboard with rolled edges for worn~in feel
  • vintage sized frets, dressed slightly inside the edges of the fingerboard.
  • controls for 2 pickup model: volume and blend (with both pickups on, full hum cancelling)
  • swamp ash body
  • thin nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • original design solid aluminum bridge, incorporating volume and tone
  • original design single coil magnetic pickup, Alnico 2 magnets
  • lacquered phenolic pickguard 
  • 6.2 lbs
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Product Specs

Listed2 months ago
ConditionMint (Used)
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  • United States

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