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Barcelona standard features at glance

Optional features

 
  • 33" (838,20mm) scale
  • Lightweight (only 3kg for 4 string version!)
  • Set-in neck construction
  • Swamp ash body
  • German spruce top
  • Wooden bridge, pickup covers and knobs
  • Beautiful neoclassic design and style
  • Flammed eucalyptus body top
  • Redwood body top
  • Aguilar OBP-3 preamp
  • Piezo bridge
  • MIDI



  • Bird´s eye fretboard
  • Maccassar ebony fretboard
  • Variety of Inlays and purflings
  • African mahogany body




Barcelona Bass Guitar

Posted in Barcelona series

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... Where traditional meets contemporary music,
where classic meets neo style there is Barcelona ...

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Barcelona V with Myrtle top, bird´s eye fretboard and "Ray of Light" Inlay


T
he Barcelona Bass guitar, beyond our OBSESSION series basses, was specifically designed for bass player Carles Benavent. In the beginning this instrument was not intended to be available widely to the public.barcelona 6
It is a semiacoustic bass with a sitka spruce top and two magnetic pickups. A beautiful mellow sound and mandolin size frets is what Carles asked for when I decided to make this bass for him.

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It took lot of meetings with Carles in our shop in Barcelona in order to get that design.



With the help of Carles, I tried to design the instrument according to his previous basses and his very personal playing style, but it also had be different from what he played before now, so I blended it with my own philosophy and that bit of Neo style look.

The name Barcelona is a tribute to the town where both of us live.


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Barcelona bass guitar specifications    
String version  4 string   5 string   6 string    7 string     8 string     9 string     10 string     11 string  
Scale 33" (838,2mm)
Standard Frets nº      24 medium frets; 2,13mm wide and 0,99mm high
Is 28 fret version available? 
     no
Is 36 fret version available?
     no 
   
Body     swamp ash or khaya
Construction     set-in neck construction
Neck     3 piece, maple and ash with thin wenge runners
Headstock     Angled 8º grade; headstock top may match body top upon request
Fretboard     Ebony
Fingerboard Radius     flat ( no radius)
Inlays     2mm diameter side dots, Frontal 6mm diameter markers are optional
    upon request at no charge
Nut     Ebony
width at nut  40mm 45mm  52mm  56mm  n/a n/a n/a n/a
width at 24th fret  62mm 76mm 92mm 100mm  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a
Thickness 1st fret 19mm
Thickness 12th fret 21mm
Tuners     Hipshot Ultralite
Bridge     Jerzy Drozd propietary wooden bridge, fully adjustable. strings thru body
strings spacing @ bridge 19mm 17mm 17mm  17mm  n/a  n/a  n/a n/a 
Hardware color Gold
Pickups
    JeDXS bass picups - Jerzy Drozd split single coil type pickups
Electronics     Passive    (Aguilar OBP-3 active bass preamp - 3 band available as custom option)
Controls     Volume, Balance, Treble, Middle, Bass, Passive tone, Active/pasive switch and Mid
    frequency selector
Knobs     Wooden dome knobs, 18mm diameter
Body finish     Poliurethane/ Acrilic satin finish
Neck finish     Poliurethane/ Acrilic satin finish
Strings     Jerzy Drozd "Classics"
Case     high quality gig bag
  4 string 5 string 6 string 7 string 8 string 9 string 10 string 11 string
weight (*) 3,0kg
(7lbs)
3,3kg
(8.16lbs)
3,6kg 3,8kg n/a  n/a n/a  n/a 

(*) these numbers are average for standard Barcelona bass guitar and may vary depending on chosen woods

 

  • All features and specifications subject to change without notice. last updated 1 December 2012
  • Prices may vary depending on version, chosen finish and hardware.

 

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Chick Corea The Ultimate Adventure, Live in Barcelona 2007




Carles Benavent playing his Barcelona V Signature with Jorge Pardo and Tino Di Geraldo





Carles Benavent Masterclass playing his Barcelona V Signature







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