Olinto

Olinto

Model #: 1920

The Olinto is by far one of the most unique hand made boutique instruments on the planet. Not only do we hand carve our ​body and ​necks, but we hand wind our pickups as well. We use the same “scatter wound” technique used in the 60’s to reproduce a very authentic vintage sound that so many players look for. If that wasn’t enough hand work, we hand wind all our strings as well. The flat wound strings we use on these Olintos do not deviate from constructions that were used by the most iconic bass players like James Jamerson​, Bob Babbit,​ ​and​ Donald “Duck” Dunn. In our goal to keep certain vintage aspects of our build intact, all of our necks are made with flat sawn maple. One of the few details we don’t take from these vintage style instruments is the single acting truss rod. All of our basses use dual acing truss rods to create an incredibly stable neck. We use artist grade Madagascar Rosewood for the finger boards, and real clay for the dot markers. Norm Isaac, a virtual encyclopedia of guitar finishing, does all of our “pristine” lacquer finishes. With 40 years of experience in finishing instruments, he uses his expertise to reproduce incredibly authentic vintage bursts & colors for our basses.

PURCHASE

SPECIFICATIONS

NECK DIMENSIONS

Scale/Length: 34" (86.36 cm)
Neck Material: Hand-carved Flat Sawn
Maple Neck Type: "C" Shape
Number of Frets: 20
Fret Size: Vintage Style
Fretboard: Madagascar Rosewood or Maple
Position Inlays: Clay Dot
Neck Plate: 4 Bolt
Truss Rod: Dual adjustable
Nut: Hand-shaped bone
Width at Nut: 1.75" (44.45 mm)
Radius: 7.25" (18.41 cm)

HARDWARE

Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
Bridge: Vintage 4 Saddle Bass
Bridge Tailpiece: Includes Chrome Bridge Cover
Tuning Machines: Custom La Bella Vintage Style Reverse Tuning Machines
Pickup Covers: Chrome Pickup Cover

ELECTRONICS

Pickup Configuration: Single Split-Coil Pickup
Controls: One Master Volume, One Master Tone. All pickups are hand wound by Mas Hino

AVAILABLE COLORS

3-Tone Sunburst, Olympic White, Black, Natural, and Many More

AVAILABLE FINISH

Nitro-lacquered

SPECS

Body: Hand-carved Alder Wood
 or Swamp Ash Wood

STRINGS

Model: La Bella 0760M “Original 1954”
Material: Stainless Steel
Construction: Flat Wound, Hand-Wound, Buffed & Polished
Gauges: .052” .073” .095” .110”
Made in New York, USA

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