A reunion between Stanley Clarke and Thomas Lieber spawned the re-imaging of the Spellbinder Bass. Although birthed with the same classic ornamental design – this modern take is no mere remake.
The original intent was to create a platform to launch new electronics and pickup technology. So I created the 2001 Spellbinder Bass prototype. The result was the Original Spellbinder design with a new face, longer scale and a wood sound block construction design.
Visit the Spellbinder 2001 page for more information.
One of a pair basses commissioned by Stanley Clarke for the Return to Forever reunion tour 2008.
White Sibling Spellbinder Tenor Bass (A, D, G, C) 32 inch scale 24 fret, solid Eastern Maple body with a three piece quatersawn Maple laminate/graphite reinforced neck, Ebony fingerboard.
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Featuring exotic wood: multi-laminate construction – Flamed Maple, Black Walnut, Ebony Custom designed pickups (Lieber/Armstrong) plus active filter circuitry by John East/ACG.
100% handbuilt USA by master Luthier Thomas Lieber to the exact personal specifications and requirements of contemporary bassist Stanley Clarke.
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The Spellbinder Bass II has an intrinsic beauty with a refined classic 34 inch scale feel to it, which employs’ modern construction technique. An unmistakable weight to feel ratio balanced with sound capabilities that draws the player in.
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Mando Piccolo Bass is a new slant on a classic F style mandolin body. A design that also finds new comfort in the hands of all bass enthusiast. Try one and you’ll know, you got to have one!
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Custom bass guitar designed for John Entwistle. This Bubinga beauty employs neck through Alembic-style construction. Also the first bass to utilize the EQ-4 sliding pole piece pick up.
Visit the Entwistle Explorer Project page for more information.