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This Tulip bass was hand made by Leila Sidi of TunaTone Instruments. The first instrument of its kind, this bass was built as a prototype without the initial intention of sale, to ensure that all design decisions were in the direct vision of its maker.  This bass features a Flame Maple neck and Indian Rosewood Fingerboard and the only Roadhouse Duo Mar Split Coil pickup ever made. A Certificate of Authenticity will be provided.


762mm or 30” scale length 

Poplar solid body

Flame Maple neck

Indian Rosewood fingerboard

40mm or 1.57” nut width

Captured brass nut

Neck reinforced with multi-laminate carbon fibre rod

Handmade dual action truss rod by Mark Blanchard

Hipshot open back ultralight tuners

Bound fingerboard

Roadhouse Duo-Mar split coil pickup

Height adjustable brass blade saddle

Custom stainless steel neck plate and tail piece

1067mm or 42” overall length

2.7kg or 6lbs approximate weight

TunaTone Instruments are handmade electric guitars that are recognized as innovative, elegant and most importantly, they are designed and built ergonomically by Leila Sidi, an occupational therapist and luthier. She prioritizes the experience of women musicians, a significant demographic of guitarists who have typically been left out of the design equation. TunaTone recognizes the guitar as a tool for creative expression and aims to produce instruments that enable musicians to do their best playing.

TunaTone Instruments take inspiration from mid-century catalogue guitars and apply a boldly simple aesthetic a lightweight and ergonomic design with a robust and lively response, and impeccable attention to detail and use of the highest quality materials.

Leila Sidi has been woodworking for 11 years and building guitars for 8. Her guitars have been featured in She Shreds Magazine, Fretboard Journal, Guitar Magazine, Premier Guitar, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as well as various podcasts. 

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ConditionExcellent (Used)
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  • Tulip Bass
  • Uv Polyester Satin
  • 2022
Made In
  • Canada
Number of Strings
  • 4-String

TunaTone Instruments

Edmonton, Canada
Joined Reverb:2017

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