Acoustic basses have a tendency to sound thin, often lacking volume and low-end. The logical solution is to make them very big, but what else can be done? That was the question leading us to the construction of this instrument. We knew we needed a large top surface to move as much air as possible, so we figured that we’d move the soundhole away from the traditional centered position. But Thomas wanted a cutaway, which threatened to take away some the precious body volume. Our solution was to invent our «Top Cut», which slopes down the treble side of the upper bout, results in cutaway-like access to the higher frets without taking away internal body space. We then placed the soundhole right there into the sloped top section, solving multiple chellenges in one strike. Check out the BEHIND section for more information on the Top Cut.
Oh yes, and the bass really does sound full and warm!