• Top table is a two-piece plate of slab-cut fir
  • Back table is a two-piece plate of slab-cut poplar with a decorative center ebony joint strip inlay
  • Ribs of matching poplar to that of the back table
  • Scroll and neck are original Prescott copy of slightly figured poplar
  • Mantovani style gears mounted on traditional Prescott scroll
  • Varnish is deep brownish amber with slightly reddish hues
  • Busetto model equipped with the Planet Wing Pickup.
  • Excellent condition
  • Overall body length: 40 in.
  • Width at the upper bout: 13-3/4 in.
  • Width at the center bout: 11 in.
  • Width at the lower bout: 19 in.
  • Mensure (string length): 39 in.
  • Kolstein padded cover included with purchase

The Kolstein Busetto Bass

This uniquely designed Busetto bass, from the famed Kolstein Bass Shop, offers the most discriminating bassist the first option in a high quality, handcarved bass – with a full spectrum range of tonal qualities found only in conventional-size basses. The Kolstein Busetto model is is available in both conventional solid-neck design, and now the newly designed removable-neck model  This fine handcrafted Bass is made with the utmost attention and the highest level of craftsmanship. Modeled on a reduced-scaling of the famed LaFaro Prescott, played by the legendary Scott LaFaro, this bass is a most “travel user-friendly” instrument. With it, traveling bassists are afforded the epitome of playing qualities, aesthetics and most impressive pizz and arco tonal qualities – all at a most affordable price.

The Kolstein Busetto LaFaro model  bass is fully setup to the Kolstein specification with a Kolstein adjustable bass bridge, Heritage bass strings, Kolstein panormo endpin, high quality decorative brass bass gears, Planet Wing Pickup, and all other fine setup work synonymous with the Kolstein shop.

Removable neck model

The Kolstein Removable Neck Busetto Travel Bass has been designed to easily have the neck removed from the body, and stored into a compact luggage shipping case that will readily check into airline baggage – with the utmost economy for the touring Bassist. We have taken great design and detail care in creating a unique Patent-pending expandable soundpost.   This secures the soundpost into position when the bridge and strings are removed, but will allow the Bassist to have normal periodic soundpost adjustments accomplished conventionally  – to optimize the tonal qualities of the Removable Neck Busetto Travel Bass.

Kolstein’s is very pleased to announce that Miroslav Vitous is the exclusive representative for the Kolstein Busetto Travel Bass in Europe.

For inquiries in Europe, please use the below form.  For inquiries elsewhere, please contact Kolstein Music at 516-546-9300.

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