Serial #24 of 30
The guitars in this collection are made from the historical benches from the Hollywood Bowl.
This guitar was completely hand built by the small, but dedicated team of luthiers at Black Volt in Los Angeles, California. These guitars are built completely by hand on period correct machinery. No CNC machines are used in the construction of these instruments which results in a very unique, personal feeling and sounding instruments. The process in which we use to develop these instruments and finish is more like a careful restoration process or a negotiation with each unique wood to coax the next generation of life from it.
This wood is very rare with tons of mojo and historical iconography as the benches were witness to thousands of legendary shows at the iconic venue for many decades years before they were replaced with the new benches.
This combination of woods and construction style used here has yielded an exceptional, tone rich instrument worthy of any stage, studio or collection. The combination of the aged Cedar and Redwood is a bright fast tone without with plenty of bottom and mid range clarity. Loud and precise this bass is a joy to play. Now as instruments this wood is ready to continue it's musical story.
All of the materials utilized in the construction of this bass were carefully chosen for their tonal and visual uniqueness and beauty.
This bass speaks like linguistics professor. The term "speaks", commonly used to describe the clarity in the voice of an instrument , applies in spades here.
The precision and clarity in this instrument are top notch. Bar none. The very unique tone and materials here make this bass a friend and ally for life!
Top wood / Alaskan Yellow Cedar
Body backwood / Pacific Northwest Sequoia Redwood.
Neck / African Mahogany Neck
Fretboard / Maple / Abalone Shell Inlay/ Hand cut bone nut/ Aged hardware
Badass III Bridge / string through body or top load
Finish / 50's Style 2 tone burst modeled after Sting's 50's Telecaster Bass
Curtis Novak Custom Humbucker Pick up
Labella Deep Talking Bass flat wounds
4 way T-style switching S /HB parallel / S /HB Series- loud and heavy like a Muddbucker
All U.S.A electronics
G&G collaboration hard shell case, case cover made with beautiful 1940s Vintage Blanket design printed on Tolex
Real leather matching end caps
- 1 serialized and signed custom tour poster created by the one and only Mr. Geoff Gans.
Each instrument will come with a special tour poster designed for this collection and is inspired by the history and memorabilia surrounding the bowl.
Geoff is a 5 time Grammy award nominee who has done most of the art work for Bob Dylan over the past 25 years. Also designing many album packages for Paul Simon, and most recently working with Kurt Vile and Lukas Nelson on their recent releases.
We are very excited to have Geoff working with us to bring one of a kind artwork to this limited edition project and owning one of "The Bowl" guitars as well.
Don’t miss your chance to own this piece of music history encapsulated in one of a kind guitar!