Balor Bass Fretless Spalted Beech SS (12/19)


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The Acoustic Bass Redefined. The Standard Has Been Raised.

One of the most acoustically powerful basses ever made, the Balor bass will challenge everything you thought you knew about acoustic basses. The Balor bass is “thunderous” enough to be heard in an unplugged jam session, yet lightweight and ergonomic enough to be your favorite instrument ever. Extensive ergonomic contouring allows the Balor bass to 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, you may never put it down.


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After 15 years of developing the art of acoustic basses, we set out to not only redesign, but reimagine what an acoustic bass guitar should be. We are proud to finally introduce the Balor.

Physics implies acoustic basses need to be large in order to create low frequencies loud enough to be heard at a useable acoustic volume, so we developed a completely new ergonomic shape that is 30 percent larger than our previous model, yet feels more comfortable to play.

We have finally created the first acoustic bass with enough low, thunderous volume and projection to excel as an acoustic instrument, loud enough to be heard in an unplugged jam session, yet lightweight and ergonomic enough to be your favorite instrument ever.

This 5-string fretless Balor bass is part of the monthly edition of the Emerald Custom Shop Select Series — a collection of instruments hand-selected by Alistair Hay. It features a unique Spalted Beech veneer with an amber finish on the carbon back and sides.

The Balor Select Series has full gloss finish on all surfaces, gold Gotoh 510 tuners, and an LR Baggs Element Active System™ – VTC pick-up, and comes with a custom-padded Emerald Guitars gig bag.

Additional information

Scale length

34", 865mm

Nut Width

1 7/8", 47mm

Bridge Spacing

2 3/4", 70mm

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


6lbs, 2.7kg



Tuners (Default)

Gotoh Res-O-Lite GB350 Bass Machine Heads 20:1 ratio (gold)


Graphtech low friction nut and saddle


Graphtech bridge

Pickup (Default)

Pickup included


High gloss finish on all surfaces


Custom-padded Emerald gig bag


Spalted Beech


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