The Great Bass Guitar was one of the first guitar models to use the “double-cutaway” construction.
The instrument, invented by George Martin and George Skelton, had a small pickup and a large body that allowed the guitar to be played on two strings.
This design had a lot of advantages.
The pickup would allow the guitar’s strings to vibrate and pick up the same amount of sound.
Also, it gave the instrument a great sound when played on a regular guitar string.
In the mid-1950s, a new version of the instrument was developed by Martin and Skelston that was more compact and had a wider soundboard.
But it still required a small instrument like the Guitar to work well.
In this book, you’ll learn about this great guitar, its design, its importance, and how the instrument changed music.
You’ll also learn about the history of the instruments that played on it.