Stoll Guitars / IQ Acoustic Bass Custom / Bass For Sale
Custom features Bevel, Rosewood-free additional to standard:
Equipped with a multiscale fingerboard, the IQ Bass is even more exciting than its counterpart, the Legendary Acoustic Bass. The fanned frets fingerboard is not only providing perfect intonation and facilitating playability, it is also stylish. Bridge and headstock are harmoniously adapted to the asymmetrical design. The sound - just stunning. The IQ Bass quite rightly deserves the title "extraordinary" in terms of size, design and sound.
In 1986, Christian Stoll for the first time presented an acoustic bass worthy of its name. Exceptional volume and good playability made this bass a legend. Anyone who believed that there was nothing left to add was wrong. He is setting a new standard with the IQ Bass.
The multiscale fingerboard improves playability and perfects intonation. Anyone who has ever tried to produce a decent sound with the E or B string of an ordinary acoustic bass will be amazed by its brilliance and assertiveness.
The dimensions have remained fairly the same. With a body width of 530 mm, and a depth of 142 mm (at the widest point), it stands out clearly from the crowd of acoustic basses. The scale length is 864 to 915 mm. According to the laws of acoustics, only a large sound box is able to effect a sonorous and vibrant sound.
That's why the IQ Bass as well as its prototype, the Legendary Acoustic Bass, can stand its ground unplugged in an acoustic ensemble.
Even small people can handle the bass by taking the recommended posture. When standing, the position can be easily adjusted by raising or lowering the neck. When sitting the body is placed between the legs, with the upper bout resting on the left knee.
Top: Sitka Spruce
Neck: Spanish Cedar (spanish constructed heel)
Neck Width: 40.5 mm
Scale Length: 864 - 903 mm
Fingerboard: Black Locust, Fanned Frets
Machine Heads: Schaller M4black chrome & Security Lock
Finish: Nitrocellulose, satin gloss
Stoll Guitars, Germany
Handicraft - Made in Germany
We value clean and high quality handicraft and selected materials. Thereby we pursue the concept of quality "Made in Germany". All of our guitars are made of solid tonewood. Before processing these valuable tonewoods we keep them in our workshop for years to dry slowly, as it is best for their determination.
Our bindings are made of wood, nut and bridge are made of bone and dots and inlays are of mother of pearl.Small SeriesOur guitars (standard models) are built in small series of maximum 4 pieces. In this way, we save time and can still control the technical quality of our work. and keep the technical quality of our work fully under control. we combine time-saving work with the best possible view of the technical quality of our work.
Quality From the Start
Even with our entry-level models, we set high standards of quality. Good sound, good workmanship and solid tonewoods here are also a must, as in the upper price ranges.
Most of our woods we buy directly in the country of origin. We also dispense with expensive glossy brochures. The benefits we grant to you.
Enjoyment of Work
Only those who have pleasure in their work, do it good and conscientious. Therefore, all our employees, including the trainees, have their own field of responsibility, which is regularly reviewed and is growing with the acquired skills. By doing this we constantly give new challenges which makes work interesting and varied. This applies also to our
Concept of Education
From the very first day we confront our apprentices with the real life of a luthier. Instead of sweeping the workshop they learn to build guitars from the start. Firstly with a lot of support and control, over time more independently they build our entry-level models Primera and PT59. By this concept we are able to offer entry-level guitars in the classical section under and in the steel string section slightly above 1,000 Euros.In advanced level of training, the apprentices are then successively introduced to the premium quality guitars. Accordingly the availability of Primera and PT59 is reduced. Economically, Environmentally, Politically Correct.
For a handmade guitar from a local luthier you invest 100% of your money in the quality of the instrument, while the price of guitars from overseas is more than 50% of costs for transportation and middlemen. Short transport routes and the production under European environmental standards is environmentally friendly and reduces carbon emissions. By investing in a local quality product you will not only add value by over 100% but help to maintain our quality of life.