Bootlegger Artist Anthony Terlicker
Vicious Kitty Band
We developed the Ace 4 string bass after the success of the Spade six string. We had bass players constantly inquiring about a bass version. Being a devotee of The Rolling Stones I saw Bill Wyman in Los Angeles then later Stanley Clark with Keith Richards “The New Barbarians” concert playing headless basses.
We also developed the monorail prototype hardware and the Ace was also born. The Ace is a full scale professional bass that also doubles as a travel bass due to its compact size.
Since the 80's creative luthiers like Steinberger have challenged the standard by producing high quality guitars without heads. This unconventional, but savvy design places all of the hardware in one location.
Having everything in one place eliminates the need for a head, which is a boon for your open notes and intonation in general. Without that extra wood and hardware at the end of the neck, balance of the guitar shifts to the body, alleviating the strain on your strap shoulder. Lighter, full scale, compact and works great as a travel bass.
Current headless bass builders such as Strandberg, Teuffel, Mayones, NS, Roehrs, Kiesel, Skervesen and Carvin make high end high quality headless guitars. Now Bootlegger Guitar is introducing the new ACE four string bass inspired by our Spade six string guitar. Both these high quality guitars are built by our factory Muse, South Korea, bring value and extreme playability enjoyment.
The Ace bass is a full 34 inch scale 24 fret guitar. At 8 pounds It is well suited for the traveling pro or the traveling enthusiast. We use only the highest quality woods, three piece maple neck through body, ash body wings and beautiful high polished Brazilian cherry Jatoba fret board. All South Korean hardware and uses standard single ball strings. Comes with high quality custom hard case ready for the road or overhead plane compartment.
The Ace and Spade are designed by Bootlegger Guitar, and in the tradition of Bootlegger Guitar. 98 Proof.
All new ergonomic balanced design suited for sitting or standing playing.
42 mm 3 piece maple neck throug construcion.
Ash body wings
Finish Honey Natural Polyurethane
Neck Through Construction
Logo Bootlegger Whiskey Tattoo
3 piece maple neck / body through set neck construction
Neck Profile Oval
Fingerboard Material Brazilian Cherry Jatoba
Fingerboard Radius 13.5 inches
Number of Frets 24 / Full Fret Access Design
Scale 34 inch
Fret width 0.106" x height 0.039"
Nut Material Graphite White / Width Thick 3.4mm / Length 42mm
Truss Rod (Dual)
Inlays White Pearl Bootlegger Whiskey Diamond
Side Inlay Dots Black 1.5mm
Finish Honey Natural Polyurethane
Bridge & Tuners Taesung HL S. Korea (patented)
Head Taesung HL
Control Knobs Volume & Tone
Knobs Black Aluminum
Switch Tip Black
Switch Washer Black
Jack Plate LP Type Black
Pickup middle BB651-4(CERAMIC8)-BOOHEUNG / 4.96KΩ
Pickup rear BB651-4(CERAMIC8)-BOOHEUNG S. / 4.96KΩ
Strings / Controls
Controls 3 Way
Strings & Set Up
Strings single ball 045"~0.105
Standard Single Ball Strings
String Setup 1mm
Guitar weight 8 pounds
Guitar Measurements 39 Inches Long, 11 Inches Wide, 1 1/2 Thick
Case With Guitar 15 pounds
Case Dimensions 43 Inches Long, 14 Inches Wide, 4 Inches Thick
Case Bootlegger Tattoo Hard Shell Case
Included Accessories Case Key & Related Truss Rod & Tuning Tools.
Future Ace’s in development. 5 String and more color options.
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