OPB 4-String

OPB 4-String

Model #: OPB

The Olinto is by far one of the most interesting handmade boutique instruments on the planet. Not only do we hand shape 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 acting 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. With 40 years of experience in finishing instruments, he uses his expertise to reproduce incredibly authentic vintage bursts & colors for our basses.

All of our finishes are 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’s able to bring his years of experience with vintage instruments and apply them authentically to the Olintos. All the wear marks are indicative of natural wear that has been seen on real vintage instruments. The finishes are 100% nitro. We mix all of our own colors.

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.




Scale/Length: 34" (86.36 cm)
Maple Neck Type: "C" Shape
Number of Frets: 20
Fret Size: Vintage Style
Position Inlays: Clay or Black 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, Black
Bridge: Vintage 4 Saddle Bass
Bridge Tailpiece: Includes Chrome Bridge Cover
Tuning Machines: Custom La Bella Vintage Style Tuning Machines
Pickup Covers: Chrome Pickup Cover


Pickup Configuration: Single Coil Humbucker 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


Vintage Nitro-lacquered


Wood Options for Body: Roasted Alder, Alder, Northern Ash, Swamp Ash, Roasted Swamp Ash, Mahogany, White Ebony, and more
Wood Options for Neck: Maple, Roasted Maple and more
Wood Options for Fingerboards: Indian Rosewood, Madagascar Rosewood, Maple, Roasted Maple, Birdseye Maple, Roasted Birdseye Maple, Ebony and more


Model: Any La Bella Model
Made in New York, USA

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