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Turner Model 1 featherweight 4 string bass
Private collection.
Photography: Jon Shishido.

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Builder: Rick Turner
Model: Model 1 (featherweight version)
Serial Number: 03-1841.
Case/Gigbag: gigbag.
Overall Condition: mint.

Scale Length: 30 1/4 inches.
Neck Shape: oval.
Width at Nut: 1 7/16 inches.
String Width at Bridge: 1 5/8 inches.
Overall Length: 42 1/2 inches.
Widest: 12 1/2 inches.
Depth: 2 1/2 inches.

Neck: graphite reinforced Spanish cedar.
Fingerboard: acrylic impregnated bocote, black bound with Paua shell dots.
Body: 'Featherweight' body construction (chambered western red cedar) with rosewood top and back.
Finish: gloss body and face of headstock, oil on back of neck.

Bridge: ebony, with piezo transducers under the saddle.
Tuners: Hipshot Ultralight.
Strap buttons: large button-type (chrome).
Outputs: 1/4" mono.

Pickup: one Turner passive humbucker (set in rotating black plexiglas 'soundhole').
Controls: passive master volume, piezo/magnetic blender, sweep control for quasi-parametric EQ, EQ boost/cut, passive tone control (push/pull for coil tap), mini-toggle to turn on EQ.
Preamp: Turner 'CP' electronics with piezo/magnetic blend.

     An absolutely unbelievable sounding bass, and it is so petite! The quasi-parametric EQ produces a range of sounds that is simply astounding and needs to be heard to be believed. Once again Rick Turner somehow bends the laws of physics and art to create an understated masterwork of aesthetic elegance and functional grace. It's difficult to put into words how satisfying it is to hold something so well-conceived and refined in your hands. Weighing in at a bit over 6 1/2 pounds, this new featherweight bass variant of the legendary Model 1 guitar is the best of both the past and the future, an instant classic.
     Doing BunnyBass things we get to see a lot of nice basses that I like, but I *love* this bass - it just oozes pure tone and *feels* so resonant and friendly, like a real lifelong companion. Just 'wow'.

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