Balor Bass Select Series 11/18


When we set out to design the Balor we knew we had to raise the bar for the Acoustic bass guitar.

The Balor has been designed with a very large body to give the bass response needed to make it an effective musical tool but the great feature of our carbon moulding technology is that we can easily mould a complex ergonomic shape that makes the body feel really comfortable to play and feel much smaller than its dimensions may imply.

The Balor delivers both in volume and tone and in this select series we have also created an instrument of exceptional beauty!


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After 15 years of developing the art of acoustic bass we set about not just redesigning, but reimagining what an acoustic bass guitar should be and now we are proud to bring to you Balor.

Physics implies that an acoustic bass should be large to properly create low frequencies at a useable acoustic volume. So we have developed a completely new ergonomic shape that is 30 per cent larger than our previous model, yet feels more comfortable to play.

Finally, we have created an acoustic bass with gut-rumbling low frequencies produced at a volume loud enough to compete in any acoustic jam session.

The Balor Bass Woody is part of the first monthly edition of the Emerald Custom Shop Select Series, a new collection of instruments hand-selected by Alistair Hay every month. It features a beautiful Spalted Chen Chen veneer from our stock of select veneers sourced by Alistair from all over the world. It has full gloss finish on all surfaces, Gotoh Res-O-Lite GB350 Bass Machine Heads 20:1 ratio (gold), LR Bagg Element Active System – VTC pickup 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


24 medium stainless steel frets

Tuners (Default)

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


Graphtech low friction nut and saddle


Graphtech bridge pins with Paua shell inlay

Pickup (Default)

Pickup included


High gloss finish on all surfaces


Custom-padded Emerald gig bag


Dyed Birdseye Maple


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