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Ashdown The Grail Short Scale 4 String Bass In Black


The Grail Short Scale is the product of an exciting collaboration between Ashdown and highly skilled luthier, Dan Lakin. These co-designed instruments combine Dan's knowledge and know-how, with Ashdown's engineering expertise. It's just one in a range of innovative new bass guitars created by the duo. After the bass has been produced, it is still subjected to a final set up, as well as an in-depth quality control process.  

Old-School Ideas 

Taking inspiration from a treasured 1962 bass guitar (and the neck in particular), The Grail Short Scale began to take shape. The result is a highly playable bass. The reduced scale length leads to a lower string tension, making it a lot easier to fret and bend notes. With the shorter and looser strings, you'll notice reduced high-end frequencies - in turn creating a punchier sound, with a more defined low-end.     

Rugged & Built to Last 

The Grail Short Scale was built using some of the finest components available. Every element of this bass' construction was carefully considered at each stage of the manufacturing process. Wilkinson bridges, Hipshot tuners and other professional-grade features contribute to an instrument that'll be with you for years to come.

Crafted from a lightweight alder, the bass remains comfortable to use, even during extended playing sessions. It's complimented by a smooth maple neck. This sits nicely in your hand, allowing you to move smoothly along it, even during intense bouts of any performance. It's augmented by a rosewood fingerboard that's built for precision. The sound is then delivered via a pair of J-style single coil pickups.     


  • Body Wood: Lightweight Alder 
  • Body Finish: High Gloss Poly 
  • Neck Wood: Maple
  • Fingerboard Wood: Rosewood 
  • Neck Finish: Oil
  • Fingerboard Radius: 10"
  • Truss Rod: 2-Way - Allen Adjustment at Body
  • Inlays: Dot and or Blocks with Binding 
  • Nut: Bone
  • Frets No: 20
  • Scale Length: Short
  • Pickups: 2 J-Style Single Coil
  • Pickguard: White 
  • Circuit: None 
  • Controls: Vol/Vol/Tone 
  • Pots: 3 CTS-Style 250K 
  • Knobs: J Bass Style
  • Switch: None 
  • Hardware Colour: Chrome 
  • Bridge: 4 String Through Bridge (Stringing Only)
  • Tuners: Hipshot Licensed, Ultra-Lite Chrome 
  • Strings: High Quality, Stainless Steel Roundwound .045-.105
  • String Retainer: String Tree 
  • Straps: Dual Design
  • Weight: 3.8kg
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