About a year ago we told you about Tanya’s Deep Purple Bass. Today we have a couple new Rambler® Custom Bass guitars to show you, Deep Blue for Jim, and a Natural Honey Bass built for an upcoming review (stay tuned).
Building Jim’s Custom Rambler® Travel Bass
We built this Rambler® Bass for Jim in Canada. He wanted a Deep Blue bass to match his favorite PRS single cut. Jim ordered a Quilted Maple top, Ash body, and Maple neck with a Rosewood fretboard. This Custom Bass sounded great and turned out very pretty with the book matched AAA Quilt Top and a nice grainy Ash body. Jim also wanted the back of the neck painted to match the body.
Jim was a great customer to work with. Here is what he says about his new Rambler® Custom Professional Electric Travel Bass: “Strobel’s instruments are of extremely high quality and play-ability. You actually forget they are travel instruments. More importantly, the way Russ treats his customers and keeps them informed through the whole process of making the instrument is a bonus part of the experience. I have not yet met Russ, but consider him a friend”.
That last part means a lot to us here at Strobel Guitars. We love getting to know our customers, how they play, the music they like and how they feel about their instruments. Here is a picture Jim sent with his new Rambler® Travel Bass and matching PRS guitar. Thank you Jim!!
Check out the Honey Rambler® Travel Bass
We also created another Rambler® Custom Bass we called “Honey”. The top and back are toasted Flamey Maple courtesy of Alan at Guitar Wood Experts. I met Alan at the NAMM show and he had a couple pieces too small for a full size top, but just perfect for a Rambler®. Thank you Alan! The body is made from Bass wood, very light and resonant. This bass is on her way to a well known session musician in Nashville, so stay tuned to see what he has to say…
Specs for Rambler® Travel Bass
The Rambler® Bass scale length is derived from a standard 34″ scale by placing the nut at the 3rd fret. The string spacing feels correct since it matches a standard bass, but the overall scale length is 28-1/2″. The Rambler® Custom Bass is also available as a fretless model. Find out more about the Strobel Rambler® Professional Electric Travel Bass at our website. And see more Rambler® Custom Basses in our Gallery.