Barchetta SM Bass
Spalt Maple Top
Similar to both Flame and Quilt Maple, the Spalt Maple top adds an entire level of interesting look to the guitar with its widely varied and unique grain patterns. Very desirable, often vary rare, and stunning to look at before you consider the brightness and punch it adds to the overall sound.
Body and headstock are finished in the same wood and/or color. Great accent that brightens the entire look of the guitar through a subtle, but fabulous accent. Great finishing touch.
Natural finishes are among the most desired in guitars as they allow for both the unique color and the natural grain of the wood to show through. The darker grain provides a dynamic contrast to the lighter grains giving you a 3-Dimensional and unique look.
The Babicz bass bridge utilizes technology for bass bridge saddles that offers a dramatic improvement in sustain and tonal quality by eliminating any gaps or voids between the bottom of the bridge saddles and the body of the guitar or bass. The Babicz bass bridge also offers a saddle housing lock feature for added saddle stability.
EMG Pickups started a revolution. Utilizing powerful ceramic magnets and close aperture coils, the tone was designed with detailed intensity, incredible amounts of high end cut and fluid sustain. Traditionally used in the bridge position, this pickup will make your leads slice right through even the densest mix. A distinctive look and sound, there's simply not mistaking EMG pickups.
Optimized for bass design, DBZ's Deluxe Tuners provide both the look and feel you need. Sealed housing, precision machined gears and precise tension make for performance and enjoyment for years to come.
Contoured Set Neck
DBZ's Contoured Set Neck method is arguably the most popular neck joint style amongst high-end electric guitars. The set neck is carefully cut to match its mounting point on the guitar body and the two sections are joined to maximize strength and minimize neck wiggle. Most notable is the amazing feel of the neck joint when you need it most - near the highest frets. Our contour feels fast, comfortable and as if the neck joint isn't even there.
BARSM4 & SM5
Bolt-on Neck/34" (35" on FM5)
EMG BTC System
The bass counterpart to the BARCHETTA guitar, the BARCHETTA basses are all about performance. Mahogany or Ash bodies, Full Contact Hardware’s Babicz bridge and EMG or DBZ pickups, the BARCHETTA basses are as stacked with good components as they are with good looks. Incorporating modern style into the traditional shapes, the BARCHETTA bass clean, gorgeous and just flat-out sounds fantastic.
A stunning combination of Ash and Spalt Maple, finished with a satin natural finish, the SM is the highest-end of the Barchetta bass series. EMG pickups, EMG BTC Control System and everything you need on a bass. Babicz bass bridge and bolt-on neck construction. 4- and 5-string version.