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ABE Normal Basses


BODY: 3/4” thick, light weight alder body with bookmatched bound 1/4" ”Spalted Maple” cap (optional body/cap woods avail.) (optional tapered maple center wedge with laminated body wings or neck through center core design, avail.)


NECK: Bolt on flat sawn highly “Figured Maple”(3, 5 and 7 piece multi laminate with center tapered wedge avail.) with optional board woods/fret wire/compound radius (7.25”-14”). Available scale lengths, 34”-34.5” and 35”). Vintage single action truss rod or double action to choose from. Bone nut.


PICKUPS: Two “Lindy Fralin” Alnico Jazz single coil pickups(one reverse wound for hum canceling). Other pickups/configurations available.


CONTROLS: Volume/Volume/Tone (standard)


APPOINTMENTS: Nickel, Gold or Black hardware, Nitrocellulose lacquer finish(optional colors/bursts avail.) (Ceruse finish on Ash wood bodies only)


PERFORMANCE: This thunder stick is reminiscent of early 60's era slab board basses. Light weight and balanced, rich overtones of fat, round sustain!!



  • 4 string (two piece body, beveled top) starting at $3000.00
  • 4 string (two piece body, bound bookmatched cap, headstock and fingerboard) starting at $3500.00
  • 5 string starting at $4500.00
  • 6 string starting at $5000.00


Note: all basses come with a gig bag. (hardshell case available, optional "Calton" form fitting flight case at extra cost)


WARRANTY: 3 years against manufacturing defects and electronics component failure to original purchaser.