The Arco


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The Arco Acoustic Bass Guitar

The 'Single' Bass

Designed and built by Toby Chennell

Manageable, ergonomic, uncompromised acoustic tone

An acoustic bass guitar restructured to be played - and sound like an upright.

The ease of a bass guitar scale offers outstanding volume and a clarity of voice comparable to the double bass, whether bowed or plucked.


Acoustically, it will outshine any acoustic bass guitar

Amplified it will translate into the true wooden bass sound only a real acoustic upright could offer.

Extending to 6 on a full pin but small enough to play sitting on the sofa, the Arco ABG slips neatly onto the back seat of your car.

Available as 4 string or 5 string with a choice of styles, cases and amplification.