The U8 instrument is of the same build quality as the deluxe, and also hand-made, but feature simplified designs in order to allow for lower pricing. So there is only one pickup position (passive), a slightly smaller body without elaborate shaping, and simpler finishes.
This 8-string model has a monophonic output, reflecting the philosophy that it’s one self-contained full-range instrument, and not separate “bass” and “guitar” sides combined. Generally speaking, the U8 Standard instruments feel like baritone guitars, and are smaller and lighter than any regular bass guitar, even though they have a 34″ scale length.
- – Sperzel Locking Tuners
- – 8 strings
- – ABM Custom Bridgewith string through body system
- – Ebony Fretboard
- – Solid Mahagony Body
- – Mahogany Neck
- – Natural Clear or Sunburst Finish *
- – Jim Dunlop Straplock System
- – Passive Toneblend Control
- – Delano SBC Series Pickup
- – Controls: Volume, Tone
- – 34″ (86 cm) scale length
- – Bb F C G D A C D (any tuning is possible)
- – Handmade in Austria/Germany
- – Damping system on 1st fret (can be removed easily); extremely well balanced (stays in all positions)
* All colors and finishes will be chosen according to prior agreement with the customer.