Carbon Fiber Bass – OB660

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Carbon Fiber Bass – OB660

Patented removable neck system allows this carbon fiber acoustic travel bass guitar to collapse into an airline carry-on size case for the traveling musician or backpacker. Carbon fiber composite material provides durability and can function in any climate without cracking, warping or changing tone.

The Overhead bass carries a clear resonant tone with surprising volume and bass. The relatively small body size is able to carry a full sound through the use of a Manzer Wedge© which increases the air volume while keeping the top of the guitar close to the body for comfort. Also provides access to the upper frets through a Scoopaway™ at the neck.

Also includes tone-enhancing premium-grade bone nut and saddle, along with ebony bridge pins.

Soundboard: Unidirection Carbon Fiber with gloss finish
Back & Sides: Carbon Fiber Twill with gloss finish
Case: Custom-designed travel guitar backpack engineered to fit in airline carry-on compartment

Product Description

Designed for Travel

  • The Overhead collapsible bass guitar uses a patented collapsible neck system which allows for assembly/disassembly in a matter of seconds. [View Youtube Video]
  • After packing in its travel backpack the Overhead bass can be carried-on to most major airlines, easily fitting in the overhead bin compartment.
  • Travel backpack includes a TSA compliant laptop tablet fold-out panel which can be scanned by airport security without having to separately remove laptop.
  • Proprietary under-bridge transducer pickup system accurately amplifies the guitar and comes with all Overhead guitars.

Full Tone in a Travel Body

  • The Manzer Wedge©  design gives a lower shoulder/bout depth that’s deeper than a dreadnought, allowing the smaller body size to deliver great volume and booming bass.
  • Bone nut, compensated bone saddle, and ebony bridge pins all help produce the tone preferred by acoustic guitarists.
  • Offset sound-hole design maximizes the resonance and volume of the soundboard and proprietary bracing and layup structure produce a spectacular tone for such a compact instrument.

Comfortable to Play

  • The Manzer Wedge© design angles the guitar into your body which places the guitar in a comfortable position for fingerboard access and viewing.
  • The dual-action steel truss-rod enables fine tuning of relief to suit any playing style.
  • Gloss-finish low-c profile neck make this 27 inch scale super comfortable to play.
  • Scoop-away™ design gives full access to all 17 frets, yet maximizes inner air volume of the instrument for maximum acoustical volume.

Guitar Specifications

Proprietary Body Design:
Stylized Overhead body shape
Mid-position offset sound hole for maximum resonance
Scoopaway™ for access to all 17 frets while maintaining maximum volume
Beveled back for maximum playing comfort
Manzer Wedge© design for increased volume, comfort and efficiency
Beveled soundboard armrest for maximum comfort

The Manzer Wedge

Soundboard:
Unidirectional carbon fiber with proprietary carbon fiber bracing

Back and Sides:
Fiberglass reinforced carbon fiber

Markings:
MOP logo and position markings

Scale:
27 in (686 mm)

Finish:
High gloss polyurethane

Bridge:
Carbon Fiber, high break-angle

Tuners:
Grover® 18:1 precision mini chrome tuners

Electronics:
Included Journey™ under-saddle passive transducer pickup system delivers accurate and clear amplification for any PA system or amp.

Removable Neck Assembly:
Stainless steel load-bearing components
Push-button release latch under neck
Large adjustment knob on back

Neck:
Carbon fiber reinforced traditional C shape with two-way adjustable truss rod
Deep-slotted bone nut
Neck width at nut: 1 23/32 (44 mm)
Neck width at 12th fret: 2.2 in (56 mm)
12 Frets to body
17 Frets total

Fret Board:
16 inch Radius, Carbon Fiber
Medium brass fret wire

Strings:
TBD

Guitar Dimensions and Weights:
Weight: 4.1 lbs (1.9kg)
Weight With Case: 7.6 lbs (3.5kg)
Maximum depth: 4.64 in (11.8cm)
Minimum Depth: 3.5 in (8.9 cm)
Body Length: 18 in (45.7cm)
Total Length: 35.5 in (90cm)
Lower Bout Width: 12.5 in (31.8 cm)
Maximum Case Dimensions: L*W*H: 22*14*10 in (55.9*35.5* 22.9 cm)

Travel Backpack Specifications

Tech Travel Ready:
TSA compliant 14-inch computer compartment for optimal airport security inspection
Easy-access tablet pocket for up to 9.5 inch tablet devices

All- Premium Material Construction:
Extra-durable Ballistic Nylon external case with premium nylon and velour lining
Extra-padded Body compartment with premium velour
Internally-accessible padded neck compartment with premium velour and string slot
Padded string panel with strings positioning tab
Padded Top and Side handles

Extra Compartments for Your Journey:
Internal/externally accessible compartment for accessories
Additional external topside pocket for additional accessories
Additional elastic pockets in computer compartment
Hideaway, reinforced padded backpack straps with padded back

Maximum Case Dimensions: L*W*H: 22*14*9 in ( 55.9*35.5* 22.9 cm)