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Balor 4 String Bass

Candy Stripe Padauk

4,470.00

* Colour: Red

* Carbon Type: Standard Weave

* Veneer: Candy Striped Padauk

* Tuners: Gotoh Res-O-Lite GB350 Bass Machine Heads 20:1 ratio (Black)

* Inlays: None

* Pickup: Graph Tech Ghost Piezo

* Bridge Type: Carbon Bridge Fully Adjustable for Height and Intonation

* Case: Custom Padded Gig Bag

Raising the standard for acoustic basses.

One of the most powerful acoustic basses ever made, the Balor will challenge everything you thought you knew about acoustic basses.
Not only is the Balor the first acoustic bass with enough volume and projection to excel as an acoustic instrument, it also happens to be one of the most lightweight and comfortable bass guitars ever made. Ergonomic contouring on its carbon fiber body makes the Balor bass feel like an instrument half its size. With an arm bevel, rib bevel, angled side and a heel-less neck design that gives effortless access to the 24th fret, the Balor feels incredibly comfortable in the hands of the player – without sacrificing any of the tone that a great acoustic bass should have.

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THIS MODEL'S SPECS

Scale Length

34", 865mm

Nut Width

1 ⅝”, 41mm

Bridge Spacing

2 ¼”, 57mm

Overall Length

48 13/16", 1240mm

Max Body Width

18 1/8", 460mm

Max Body Depth

6 11/16", 170mm

Max Body Length

25 3/16", 640mm

Frets

24 Stainless Steel Frets

Fretboard Radius

16″

Nut/Saddle

Graphtech low friction nut and saddle

Finish

High gloss finish on all surfaces

Case:

Custom Padded Gig Bag

FEATURES & BENEFITS

Offset Soundhole

Our unique soundhole design brings a whole new listening experience by projecting the sound more directly towards the player while still providing great forward projection to the audience

Neck Design

Our carbon fiber necks provide strength stability and accuracy. Featuring a double action truss rod for perfect adjustability and stainless steel frets giving ultra smooth feel and wear resistance

Ergonomic Body Design

Our Moulding technology provides us the freedom to create a wonderfully ergonomic body design featuring the extended neck access, asymmetric side design, rib and forearm bevels which all combined give unprecedented comfort to the player

Tuners

We use the highest quality Gotoh Res-O-Lite GB350 Bass Machine Heads tuners with 20:1 ratio and unsurpassed build quality

Carbon Fiber Bridge

We machine our unique bridges from a solid billet of carbon fibre creating a beautiful aesthetic design that transfers the string energy efficiently into the soundboard

Offset Soundhole
Our unique soundhole design brings a whole new listening experience by projecting the sound more directly towards the player while still providing great forward projection to the audience
Neck Design
Our carbon fiber necks provide strength stability and accuracy. Featuring a double action truss rod for perfect adjustability and stainless steel frets giving ultra smooth feel and wear resistance
Ergonomic Body Design
Our Moulding technology provides us the freedom to create a wonderfully ergonomic body design featuring the extended neck access, asymmetric side design, rib and forearm bevels which all combined give unprecedented comfort to the player
Tuners
We use the highest quality Gotoh Res-O-Lite GB350 Bass Machine Heads tuners with 20:1 ratio and unsurpassed build quality
Carbon Fiber Bridge
We machine our unique bridges from a solid billet of carbon fibre creating a beautiful aesthetic design that transfers the string energy efficiently into the soundboard
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Hi-Tech Carbon

Carbon fiber is now used in all the most high tech industries from Aerospace to Formula one Racing where strength and weight is paramount. In fact it was in Formula One Power Boat racing that we discovered that the properties of carbon fiber are also perfectly suited to guitar making creating a lightweight structure that holds up under the tension of the strings while resonating freely with the lightest touch.

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Weather Resistant

If you have ever traveled with a guitar you will know just how much temperature and humidity changes can effect the structure, tuning stability and tone of a guitar. This is where carbon fibre construction really excells. Now you can take your guitar from a cold car to a warm stage without worrying that your going to go out of tune after the first strum. 

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Unique Manufacturing Process

Intricacy is our excellence. Our signature one-piece moulding process delivers a guitar that is both incredibly strong and stable, resulting in fewer trips to your local luthier. The entire neck and body of Emerald Guitars are moulded together resulting in no joints becoming weak or failing over time whilst delivering impeccable resonance and sustain.

BALOR'S VOICE

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BALOR VIDEOS

Video Playlist
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First Impressions of our new acoustic bass with James Blennerhassett
First Impressions of our new acoustic bass with James Blennerhassett
08:01
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On Location RCC - Michael - Balor 5 String
On Location RCC - Michael - Balor 5 String
02:42
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Emerald Guitars - Balor Bass
Emerald Guitars - Balor Bass
03:17
4
Emerald Cottage : Joe and Kevin | X30 & Balor Bass.
Emerald Cottage : Joe and Kevin | X30 & Balor Bass.
04:23
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On Location: Michael | 4 String Balor Bass | Emerald Guitars
On Location: Michael | 4 String Balor Bass | Emerald Guitars
02:33
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Emerald Guitars - Select Series (Aug &#03917)
Emerald Guitars - Select Series (Aug ཌྷ)
01:52
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Matt Bissonette reviews a frettless Balor Acoustic Bass
Matt Bissonette reviews a frettless Balor Acoustic Bass
01:53
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Billy Sheehan Reviews The Balor Acoustic Bass (Emerald Guitars)
Billy Sheehan Reviews The Balor Acoustic Bass (Emerald Guitars)
01:52
9
Acoustic Bass - Strings Comparison (Emerald Guitars)
Acoustic Bass - Strings Comparison (Emerald Guitars)
04:34
10
Emerald Guitars: Balor Bass (5 String Acoustic Bass) "Time"
Emerald Guitars: Balor Bass (5 String Acoustic Bass) "Time"
02:16
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Emerald Guitars: Balor Bass (5 String Acoustic Bass)  "Flat out till five"
Emerald Guitars: Balor Bass (5 String Acoustic Bass) "Flat out till five"
01:39
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Emerald Guitars: Balor Bass (5 String Acoustic Bass) "Learning to Run"
Emerald Guitars: Balor Bass (5 String Acoustic Bass) "Learning to Run"
02:15
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Emerald Guitars Balor Bass Samples (5 String Acoustic Bass Guitar)
Emerald Guitars Balor Bass Samples (5 String Acoustic Bass Guitar)
03:09
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Emerald Guitars Balor Bass (5 String Acoustic Bass Guitar)
Emerald Guitars Balor Bass (5 String Acoustic Bass Guitar)
02:02
15
Sailor Bill | Emerald Guitars
Sailor Bill | Emerald Guitars
03:29
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The most lightweight and comfortable #bassguitar ever made.
The most lightweight and comfortable #bassguitar ever made.
00:35
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Starfield (an original)
Starfield (an original)
03:40
18
Last of the Mohicans (Acoustic guitar instrumental)
Last of the Mohicans (Acoustic guitar instrumental)
05:21
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Mad World 3 part Acoustic (Gary Jules) Cover and Arr. by Kord Semrow
Mad World 3 part Acoustic (Gary Jules) Cover and Arr. by Kord Semrow
03:57

COMPARE SIZE

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I have had the chimaera for a week – already used it at one gig. I’ll be recording with it soon. This is such a great and versitle instrument for a one-man band. I am really enjoying playing it and thinking about cool ways to use two necks. I am calling it DT with a nod to SRV.

- By Becky Boyland
Balor – I Love this Bass

I stumble upon Emerald Instruments about 2014. I looked at these a drooled for 3 years and finally cracked. Never having played one I took a huge chance, to my amazement as so I tuned it and started to play, I realised it has all the warmth and rich tones of wood and just feels amazing to play. The neck feels the same as my 1992 Yamaha TRB 5P (My main Electric Bass). I am So Freakin Happy!!! with this Bass My Balor Artisan 5 string BLUE! (the best color in the world) well, Emerald? It came with D’Addario Half Rounds so I needed to change nothing. In fact, I just changed the strings recently following hundreds of gigs.

All I know is this is probably the best investment in my career I could have possibly made…
I LOVE THIS BASS!!!

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Rob DeSorbo

Customer, Musician, USA.

Balor Bass – You’ll be amazed.

Dare to be different and play an Emerald Bass from Ireland, you’ll be amazed. I love my Balor Bass, it looks funky and sounds great on my acoustic sessions and concerts, a real head-turner. Thanks to Alistair and the team.

James B
James Blennerhassett

Customer, Professional musician - Ireland

Balor Bass – with a low end warmth.

I had no idea how my recordings would be so elevated by adding the Balor to my collection. I was initially hesitant about purchasing it because I wasn’t sure how it would record through my setup. Plus, I’d never played a bass before. But after I played back my first track with the Balor and I heard the low-end warmth and almost growl it brought to the recording I knew I’d made the right choice. The Balor is an awesome and powerful instrument. I only wish I would have ordered It sooner.

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Kord Semrow

Customer, Musician, USA.

Balor Bass – The perfect instrument

Emerald’s Balor Bass is the best acoustic bass guitar out there! Big, even, sustained tone with excellent intonation and ergonomics… all rarely seen in most other ABG’s on the market.

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Larry Steen

Customer, Musician.

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