The company's first line of acoustic basses.

Melville, NY (October 20, 2016) -- With 40 years of expertise and a reputation for building some of the world's finest basses, Spector is breaking new ground with their new series of Timbre acoustic basses. Designed and engineered in the world-famous Woodstock, NY workshop by Stuart Spector, the Timbre bass features a solid sitka spruce top, a three-piece mahogany neck with a rosewood fretboard, mahogany back & sides, and a Fishman Presys on-board preamp, resulting in an acoustic bass that is sonically superior, supplying both unprecedented volume, note definition, and durability.

Created from exceptional materials and paired with Spector's masterful craftsmanship, the Timbre series provide players with incredible strength, resonance, and tone, and is sonically superior in every way. Competitively priced at $699.99, Spector’s impeccable reputation for quality and performance is well-represented in these basses.

"Developing this new Spector Timbre acoustic bass guitar has been a truly fun and challenging project for me, shared Stuart Spector, President and Founder of Spector Basses. “Building this type of instrument is always a balancing act between strength and the ability of the instrument to be as responsive as possible. To that end I have used mahogany and maple laminated sides and back material.”

“This is much stronger than solid lumber would be and helps to allow the top to vibrate more freely with the larger bass strings. The solid Sitka Spruce top is braced with simple ladder bracing that is the strongest and most responsive for the bass strings. The neck is a 34" standard long scale to provide a clarity and punch to the lowest notes so that they can sit in the right spot in any group mix,” added Spector.

The Timbre is available in three gorgeous finishes (Black, Natural & Walnut Stain), features a Fishman Sonicore pickup and Presys Plus on-board preamp, and includes a Spector gig bag, all for a competitive street price of $699.99.

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