Orion Bass

Pictured in California Walnut with an unlined fretless fingerboard

Orion Bass

With its graceful sweeping curves, the Orion calls to be played. Answer it, and your musical life will never be the same. Youíll find a comfortable friend in the Orionís handcarved body with your choice of seven different standard woods for the top.

Active electronics bring true Alembic tone to the Orion. You wonít believe how effortlessly the Orion responds to your touch, easily reproducing even the most subtle fingering techniques. The Orion can help you achieve tones you only dreamed were possible.

Even though the Orion is among our more affordable offerings, it still has the same ebony fingerboard, solid brass machined hardware, and adjustable nut found on our most expensive custom instruments. Like all Alembics, the Orion is completely hand built start to finish in our factory in Santa Rosa, California.

Set neck construction gives the Orion warm, well-defined midrange response. The cross-grained Maple neck is supported by two dual truss rods that adjust at the body. Topped off with a durable ebony fingerboard, the neck has a comfortable shape and complete access to upper frets.

The construction, control, and sheer playability of the Orion combine to create an instrument that responds instantly to its player.

EXAMPLES

Bird's-eye Maple Flame Maple Spalted Maple Ash Zebrawood Flatsawn Zebrawood Curly Redwood Watermarked Koa Vermilion Coco Bolo Purpleheart California Walnut Superb Walnut Teal Wash Tealburst
STANDARD SPECS 4-string 5-string 6-string
Scale length 34 in 34 in 34 in
Through body neck 5-piece Maple and Purpleheart 7-piece Maple and Purpleheart 11-piece Maple and Purpleheart
Fingerboard Ebony, mother of pearl inlays Ebony, mother of pearl inlays Ebony, mother of pearl inlays
Nut width 1.625 in 1.875 in 2.200 in
24th fret width 2.360 in 2.930 in 3.560 in
Peghead Europa 4 Europa 5 Alembic Cone 6
Truss rods dual, body adjust dual, body adjust dual, body adjust
Top Flame Maple or any standard wood Flame Maple or any standard wood Flame Maple or any standard wood
Body material Mahogany Mahogany Mahogany
Sandwich Flame Maple, Purpleheart, Mahogany Flame Maple, Purpleheart, Mahogany Flame Maple, Purpleheart, Mahogany
Body depth 1.65 in 1.65 in 1.65 in
Finish Polyester gloss with satin neck Polyester gloss with satin neck Polyester gloss with satin neck
Pickups Alembic MXY 4 Alembic MXY 56 Alembic MXY 56
Controls volume, pan, filter, 2-position Q-switch, bass cut/flat/boost switch, treble cut/flat/boost switch volume, pan, filter, 2-position Q-switch, bass cut/flat/boost switch, treble cut/flat/boost switch volume, pan, filter, 2-position Q-switch, bass cut/flat/boost switch, treble cut/flat/boost switch
Tailpiece Solid brass, bird shape Solid brass, bird shape Solid brass, bird shape
Nut height adjustable solid brass height adjustable solid brass height adjustable solid brass
Machine heads Gold Alembic-Gotoh Gold Alembic-Gotoh Gold Alembic-Gotoh
Average weight 10 pounds 11 pounds 12 pounds
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Origin 100% Made in Santa Rosa, CA USA 100% Made in Santa Rosa, CA USA 100% Made in Santa Rosa, CA USA