Roland Archtop Electric Bass 2177026

Electric 6-String Guitar

Made by Roland Archtop Electric Bass

Description Red sunburst archtop bass guitar with trapeze style tailpiece, 2 humbuckers and a bridge design similar but not exact to Gibson firebird.
Posted By Liz Bevington (112)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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On 12/3/2000, Liz Bevington (112) posted:
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This guitar seems to command attention where ever it is taken and played. Other bass players who have tried it out have found it to be enjoyable as well. A guitar that seems to be flexable, wonderful to work with and a beautiful. I have only once seen another of similar design on tv but have not been able to get too much info about this beast at all.
Price: $0.00
Where Obtained: secondhand shop
I have not been able to find out too much at all about the history of this guitar . I would love to hear from anyone who could enlighten me. I refunbished it and have it up and playing. It has a longer neck than the normal bass and is quite striking. It is a semi-accoustic archtop and looks as if it could be from the 50s or 60s. Roland has been unable to give me much info at all nore have I seen anything of this type in guitar books??
The playability of this guitar is excellent provided you handle the possible feedback problem correctly.
Sound Quality:
Powerful yet capable of more subtlty, deep and well colored. Not real good in small situations but excels in a rock/blues invironment. Does well with country also.
Very sturdy and reliable