The new Retro 57 Series is based on the instruments, cars and lifestyle of the 1950s. The Bassguitar is available with different pickup configurations: P-Style, J-Style, MM-Style or combined.
As usual in the traditional luthiery everything is glued with hideglue and finished with shellac, wich has a positive influence on the vibration properties.
4 or 5
2-piece alder, spruce, honduras cedar or other
maple with 20 frets
Harry Häussel P-Style, J-Style, MM-Style or combined
volume/balance/tone for J-Style
|Controlplate||magnetic; maple covered with tweed|
|Body finish||your dream body colour|
|Neck finish||antique shellac|
Our Retro57 series combines a superior old school look with the needs of the modern bassist. Selected materials, pickup combinations and parts are used, that have proven their worth on countless instruments over the years. We adopted all these great features to our design, improved the ergonomics, the sound and the playability in collaboration with musicians.
To prevent back pain and shoulder problems after hours of playing we are shaping especially thin bodys. So despite the solid body the Retro57 is lighter than most other bass guitars on the market. In combination with our construction system this leads to a faster attack and a precise sound. To keep the bass in optimal playing position the upper strap button is placed at the same level as the 11th fret, ready for you to rock.
Traditional materials like tweed, bone nuts, chrome hardware and maple necks on the one hand and state of the art parts like dual action trussrods, Sperzel locking tuners and Harry Haeussel pickups on the other hand lead to a truly unique bass series. All instruments are handcrafted in a small workshop in germany.