Rapier Saffire Bass, Fiesta Red Overview
Introducing the 4-string short-scale Rapier™ Saffire Bass, the newest addition to the highly successful series crafted by the legendary UK guitar builder and designer, Alan Entwistle. This bass pays homage to the original iconic Rapier’s that played a significant role in the British guitar and bass industry during the 1960s.
This exciting model boasts tonewood and hardware upgrades, featuring a basswood body, a 4-bolt hard rock maple neck with a fully adjustable truss rod, and a 25-fret (including zero fret) double octave fingerboard with a 31-inch (78.74 cm) scale length.
Equipped with a pair of Alan Entwistle EWR64B double coil pickups, a 3-way selector switch, single volume control, global tone control, and mid boost control, the Rapier Saffire Bass is an incredibly versatile instrument suitable for a wide range of musical styles. It effortlessly delivers the classic Rapier bass voice, famously heard on numerous early British pop songs.
Presented in a stunning Fiesta Red finish and complemented by the flagship 2-piece, 3-ply scratchplate, this bass is a visual delight. It also features a GraphTech nut, chrome machine heads, and a fully adjustable 4-saddle bridge, ensuring superior playability and tuning stability.
The Rapier Saffire Bass combines vintage charm with modern versatility, making it an ideal choice for bass players seeking that iconic British sound. Whether you’re playing classic tunes or exploring new musical frontiers, this bass will be your faithful companion, delivering outstanding tone and performance in style.
- Body: Original double-cutaway solid body featuring Okoume chosen specifically for its warmth, depth and high-end clarity.
- Bridge: Four saddle compensated bridge provides improved intonation all over the fretboard.
- Pickups: Alan Entwistle low-noise EWR64B mini-double coil pickups at the neck and bridge, delivering exceptional tonal response, balanced output and clarity.
- Controls: Single volume control, global tone control and mid boost control. 3-way selector switch.
- Machine heads: Chrome machine heads provide simple, effective action for maximum tuning stability.
- Neck: 4 bolt hard rock maple neck for instant comfort, speed, accuracy and great feel.
- Fingerboard: Double octave fitted with 25 medium jumbo frets (including zero fret).
- Scale Length: 31" / 787.4 mm.
- Top Nut: GraphTech Nubone friction-free 43mm nut.
- Headstock: Classic design with new generation Rapier logo.