All bassists can agree that an instrument's sound quality and playability is what matters most, but let's face it - looks do matter. Of course, we all have our own personal tastes, but when it comes to players who prefer vintage electric basses from the 50s or 60s, a burst or fade electric bass can't be beat. In this section, you'll find a wide range of 4-string, extended-string and even fretless electric basses in your choice of burst or fade finishes. From Epiphone and Gibson to Hofner, G&L and even Rickenbacker, all the big names are here offering their burst and fade electric bass models.
Since it's the visual appeal of a bass that brought you to this section, you'll know the right one for you when you see it. Virtually every bass shape you can think of is sitting in these pages, many of which are famous because of their ties to very specific rock icons. For example, anyone who is familiar with Paul McCartney will recognize the Hofner Ignition Series Vintage Violin Left-Handed Bass. Featuring a real spruce top and gorgeous flamed maple back and sides, this legendary bass delivers a warm tone, while its sunburst finish and unique shape will immediately invoke images of The Fab Four.
Sterling by Music Man is another company that has a reputation for their top-notch bass designs, and Ray34CA Classic Active Electric Bass Guitar 3-Color Sunburst is one of the most popular sellers from this section. This versatile powerhouse is highlighted by a three-tone sunburst look and is armed with a 2-band active preamp with volume, treble and bass control. Or, maybe you've always wanted to be the proud owner of a Rickenbacker - if so, you're in luck. The Rickenbacker 4003S Electric Bass Guitar is here in all its glory, sporting an improved dual truss rod system in addition to time-honored components like dot inlays and no binding. From its iconic maple curves to the traditional rosewood fingerboard, this 4003S has all the ringing sustain and punchy treble that makes it a favorite among bassists worldwide.
And we didn't even touch the surface of what burst or fade electric basses are waiting here. Whichever finish you prefer, you'll find it in this catalog on an electric bass that was built to last and built to blast. After all, only the best brands are offered in this catalog, so take your time browsing; before you know it, you'll be holding down the groove on your own burst or fade electric bass that perfectly matches your discerning style.