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Washburn AB40SH Stu Hamm Acoustic-Electric Bass (with Case)

A visually stunning masterpiece, this Stu Hamm signature bass offers you individualized string level control and a full sound from its rich wooden body. (4) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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Washburn AB-40SH Stu Hamm Black Cherryburst

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Features: What it does for you:
Arched spruce top Responsive, balanced tone; great projection
Mahogany neck Great sustain, strength, and warm tone
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
Grover tuners Fantastic stability and reliability

Warm Acoustic-Electric Bass Tone from a Comfortable Cutaway Body

Get more control of your tone with Washburn's AB40SH Stu Hamm acoustic-electric bass. The back of this Hamm signature bass features individual level controls for each string, as well as a master level control for all four strings. An arched spruce-topped body in a cutaway shape, along with maple back and sides, provides boatloads of warm acoustic tone, and a cozy mahogany neck with 24 frets gives your notes plenty of body and sustain. Custom piezo electronics capture and craft this baby's tone into a clear signal ready for amplification, and the intonatable monorail bridge keeps your strings in tune with sustain for days

Spruce and Maple Cutaway Archtop Body

Spruce and maple make a great tonewood combination that allows each note from your Stu Hamm acoustic-electric bass to ooze out into the room. Spruce is an elastic and resilient wood that looks attractive and holds up well to dings and scratches. It brings a crisp aggressiveness to your playing with just the right amount of attack. Maple assists in a similar manner, emphasizing a somewhat rounded brightness to your playing. Rich, appealing, and slicing tones are always at your side with this bass.

Warm, Resonant Mahogany Neck

You'll love the inviting feel that your Stu Hamm bass yields. Mahogany is a great wood for necks -- it pushes your lower and middle frequencies, and you'll never be short of sustain. This Washburn's rosewood fingerboard is super-smooth to the touch, and with 24 frets, you'll have plenty of headroom to explore more melodic avenues if you enjoy taking your bass for a walk or changing things up for solos.

Classy Looks with Cool Bass Clef Inlays

This melodious axe's cutaway body looks as great as it plays. While your audience watches you take advantage of your bass's easily accessible higher frets, they'll also notice the attractive custom Stu Hamm ying-yang bass clef inlays across this bass's rosewood fingerboard. An distinctive oval-shaped soundhole next to the simple control layout on the AB40SH's spruce top gives off an elegant and modern look as well.

Cutting-Edge Electronics and Mad Controls

All that warm tone would go to waste if it weren't for the Washburn AB40SH's custom piezo electronics. Each note will be packed with warmth, resonance, a full-bodied character, and an all-around natural tonal contour. On the back of your Stu Hamm bass, you'll find a set of individual level controls for each string, as well as a master level control for your to customize your output signal.

Features:

- Arched spruce-topped cutaway body
- Arched maple back and sides
- Resonating mahogany neck
- Rosewood fingerboard with 24 frets
- Scale length of 34"
- Custom Stu Hamm yin-yang bass clef inlays
- Custom piezo electronics
- Individual level controls for each string
- Intonatable monorail bridge
- Multi-lam binding
- Grover tuners
- Hardshell case included

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Washburn products.
Body Type: Bass Cutaway

Top: Arched Spruce

Back: Arched Maple

Sides: Arched Maple

Tuners: Grover

Neck: Mahogany

Fretboard: Rosewood

Binding: Multi-lam

Bridge: Intonatable Monorail Bridge

Inlays: Custom Stu Hamm Yin-Yang

Electronics: Custom Piezo

Case: Included GC44

Finish: Black Cherry Burst
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-877-6863

Product Description

Washburn worked side-by-side with a true bass guitar legend to produce the AB40SH Stu Hamm Signature acoustic bass. The bass has a fully intonatable bridge, allowing for even intonation throughout the entire fingerboard. It's perfect for those who want tone, playability, and acoustic amplification without the intrusion of feedback.

The acoustic bass features an arched spruce top, arched maple back, maple sides, and a mahogany neck for a full, balanced tone that swells from the oval sound-hole and through the custom piezo electronics. The rosewood fretboard, multi-laminate binding, intonatable monorail bridge, and Grover tuners continue the strength in construction not regularly seen in an acoustic electric bass crossover.

Features

- Arched spruce top
- Arched maple back
- Maple sides
- Mahogany neck
- Rosewood fretboard
- Custom Stu Hamm yin-yang bass clef inlays
- Multi-lam binding
- Intonatable monorail bridge
- Grover tuners
- Custom piezo electronics
- Case: GC44, Included
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Great guitar!!!!!!!!!!"
Sound: This guitar sounds great!!!! I own 3 Fender bass guitars, and have owned a Fender acoustic, as well as a Carvin Acoustic. This guitar is far and away the best sounding of all of them. It's easy to play, the action on it is wonderful, and the sound is amazing! It has great sustain, and tone. The only downfall to this guitar is the same with most acoustic bass guitars, you cannot get a lot of sound out of them unplugged. However, plugged in, the sound is second to none!!! Feature: I love the fact that this guitar as individual level controls for each string. It does away with having one string that is hotter than the others. Ease of Use: Really easy to use. The extra features (the level controls) are pretty self explanatory. This guitar sounded wonderful right out of the box. I put a set of Elixer Acoustic strings on it (only because they are easier on my fingers), and tuned it right up, not intonation problems, or no adjustments needed Quality: The finish on this guitar is BEAUTIFUL!!! The picture does not do it justice. It's is a deep cherry color that the finish looks about 10 ft. deep on... just really rich and beautiful The back of the guitar, has a lot of grain it, and is just simply beautiful. The fit of this guitar is great also, unlike other acoustics, it's not as deep, so it's an easy reach to get to everything on it. So far I am 100% happy with it, and plan on using it as my main road axe. I will always have a backup with me, but, feel like this could hold up to the road well.
Style of Music: Classic Rock,
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