The 4 string medium-scale Rapier™ Saffire Bass, is the latest addition to the successful series by legendary UK guitar builder and designer Alan Entwistle, based on the original iconic Rapier’s that played a major role in the industry of British built guitars and basses from the 1960s.
Tonewood and hardware upgrades for this exciting model include a basswood body, 4-bolt, hard rock maple neck with fully adjustable truss rod and, a 25 fret (including zero fret) double octave fingerboard with a 31inch (78.74 cm) scale.
With a pair of Alan Entwistle EWR64B double coil pickups, 3 way selector switch, single volume control, global tone control and mid boost control, the Rapier Saffire Bass is ideal for a host of musical styles, whilst effortlessly delivering the classic Rapier bass voice, heard on a host of early British pop songs.
Looking stunning finished in Arctic White, it’s complimented by the flagship 2 piece, 3 ply scratchplate. It also includes a GraphTech nut, chrome machine heads and fully adjustable 4 saddle bridge.
Rapier Saffire Bass Features
Body: Original double-cutaway solid body featuring Okoume chosen specifically for its warmth, depth and high-end clarity.
Bridge: Four saddle compensated bridge provides improved intonation all over the fretboard.
Pickups: Alan Entwistle low-noise EWR64B mini-double coil pickups at the neck and bridge, delivering exceptional tonal response, balanced output and clarity.
Controls: Single volume control, global tone control and mid boost control. 3-way selector switch.
Machine heads: Chrome machine heads provide simple, effective action for maximum tuning stability.
Neck: 4 bolt hard rock maple neck for instant comfort, speed, accuracy and great feel.
Fingerboard: Double octave fitted with 25 medium jumbo frets (including zero fret).
Scale Length: 31" / 787.4 mm. Medium-scale bass.
Top Nut: GraphTech Nubone friction-free 43mm nut.
Headstock: Classic design with new generation Rapier logo.
The Rapier™ Saffire Bass guitar is a collaboration between Alan Entwistle and JHS.