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Model 34 bass guitar

  • Prizes
    Gold in Other Products designs/Other Products designs
  • Company
    Obstructures, United States
  • Lead Designer
    Nathan Matteson, Matt Hall, Brian Johnson
  • Design Team
    Nathan Matteson, Matt Hall, Brian Johnson
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  • Other credit
    Photography By Matt Hall

Obstructures' Model 34 is the thinnest electric bass guitar on the market, and the only bass made entirely of aluminum. Aluminum provides stiffness, uniformity, and mass for increased sustain and frequency response. A compound elliptical neck section provides optimal speed and playability; pick-up placement is chosen to minimize dead harmonic nodes; the instrument is completely ambidextrous thanks to a unique approach to the electronics cavity; and a removable fretboard allows the player nearly infinite of customization.

Photo Credit: Obstructures
Credits: Photography by Matt Hall