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African Mahogany Fretless Parlor Bass


By Dart Instruments

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This instrument is a unique short-scale fretless acoustic bass, built from David’s 0-size guitar body. Built with about an extra inch of body depth to maximize air volume, this bass has an impressive amount of punch and sustain & effortlessly holds down the low end behind a small ensemble. Its 31” scale is three inches shorter than a standard bass guitar, allowing for easy, nimble reach over several frets. This user-friendly parlor bass has the dynamic warmth of a fretless upright bass & is a dream to play, with inlaid flush-sanded boxwood frets & side dots all the way up the fingerboard. And, in case you want to plug in to stand out in a larger group or live setting, there’s a K&K Pure Bass pickup already installed.


  • African Mahogany sides & back
  • Master-grade Sitka Spruce top
  • Fretless Ebony fingerboard with inlaid Boxwood frets
  • Mother-of-pearl side dots
  • Hand-cut abalone Dart logo
  • Bone nut & saddle
  • Rosewood binding, bridge, & peghead overlay
  • Tape-wound La Bella “Deep Talkin’ Bass” strings
  • K&K Pure Bass pickup
  • Satin polyurethane finish
  • 31” string length
  • 1-3/4” nut width
  • 4-3/4” max body depth

Includes Hardshell Case

Tax and/or shipping are not included in the price.


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