1. La Bella Introduces Olinto Electric Bass

    November 5, 2012 by admin

    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, La Bella feels the natural next step is to introduce a bass that equally embodies the vintage tone that put La Bella on the map.

    Named after our company’s founder, each Olinto bass is individually handcrafted by master bass and guitar builder, Mas Hino. Based out of a New York City’s Lower East Side, Hino shapes each body by hand, working with only the finest cuts of wood. 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.

    It has been documented that players like James Jamerson, Donald “Duck” Dunn, Bob Babbit, and Pino Paladino all relied on La Bella Flat Wound strings to achieve a legendary tone. Over the years, there have been certain basses that together with our strings, created a fusion of sound quite like no other. Today, La Bella makes both the strings and now the basses to create that perfect sonic marriage.

    La Bella debuted the Olinto at Bass Player Live 2012 and it was a big hit! Now we are eager to share our handmade vintage-style basses with the rest of the world! Our handmade Olinto bass is available to purchase directly through our website! Check out the detailed specs and choose from Sunburst, Olympic White, Black and Natural finish. Order yours now!



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  2. La Bella at Bass Player Live 2012

    October 8, 2012 by admin

    We are looking forward to participating in BASS PLAYER LIVE 2012 on October 20 & 21 in Los Angeles! Bass Player Live will feature 2 days of clinics, exhibits, demos, and a star-studded Saturday night concert. Better yet, La Bella will be unveiling something very special! Stay tuned for our big news!!!

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