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B.Bo Butterbass Fretless Bass Guitar

B. Bo ButterBass Fretless Bass Guitar

It takes a very special kind of imagination to reexamine accepted paradigms of instrument design and to come up with enhancements and improvements that aren’t merely cosmetic but represent a totality of artistic innovation and musical craftsmanship-with the potential to change the way in which we think about the instrument itself.

Our contemporary consciousness of the fretless bass essentially derives from the exhilarating musical insights of the late Jaco Pastorius, but some 30-plus years down the line this instrument has tended to lag behind its fretted brethren in terms of design refinements. And so along comes luthier Brian Bowdren-a thoughtful, inquisitive musical thinker-with some fresh insights into how to craft a truly perfected vision of this expressive instrument.

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