Olinto Relic

Olinto Relic

Model #: 1920Relic

All of our relics are finished by James Carbonetti of Carbonetti guitars. James has been building & providing relics for some of the most iconic guitar players in the business. He lends us his unique approach to his sought after relic process. ​He is able to bring his years of experience with vintage instruments and apply them authentically to the Olinto’s. All the wear marks are indicative of natural wear that has been seen on real vintage instruments. The finishes are 100% nitro. ​We work with a specialized company that is able to reproduce all the vintage custom colors to specification.

La Bella Strings, America’s oldest continuously family-owned and operated string manufacturer, has teamed up with trusted friend and master luthier Mas Hino, to create a line of handcrafted vintage-style basses. For decades, La Bella Strings have graced the basses of the finest musicians in modern recording history. After years of working with world-famous luthiers in developing cutting-edge strings, we feel the natural next step is to introduce a bass that equally embodies that vintage tone which put La Bella on the map.

Each La Bella Olinto® bass is individually handcrafted and made to order by master bass builder, Mas Hino. Based out of a NYC’s Lower East Side, Hino shapes each body by hand, working with only the finest cuts of wood. Named after one of the founding brothers of La Bella Strings, the Olinto® also sports hand wound pick-ups made in house. Bringing years of experience and knowledge to the table, Hino is able to make La Bella’s vision into a reality – a vintage-style bass equally as handcrafted as its vintage-style strings.




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: 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


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


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


Nitro-lacquered Relic’ed by James Carbonetti


Body: Hand-carved Alder Wood
 or Swamp Ash Wood


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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