- Acinonyx Bass -

  • Nordstrand Acinonyx Lake Placid Blue

    Nordstrand Acinonyx Bass

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  • Nordstrand V2 Acinonyx Bass

    Nordstrand V2 Acinonyx Short Scale Bass

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Acinonyx Short Scale Bass was inspired by Juan Alderete (The Mars Volta, Omar Rodriguez, Marilyn Manson), then reimagined by Carey Nordstrand.

The Acinonyx (genus for Cheetah) is a well thought out, modern reinterpretation of the Goya Panther. Carey sorted out the design flaws of the Goya and there really were a number of interesting issues he needed to work through. String pull, switch assignments sorted out, Carey developed this bass with ease of tone selection and overall playability in mind, but the ultimate goal is for the bass to be as fun to play as driving a race car.

The Cat Bass, as it’s lovingly known as, is now available in two variations. The original Acinonyx Short Scale Bass and the V2 Acinonyx Bass.
Acinonyx (Cat) Bass

2 propriety (of course – it’s what we do) single coil chrome cover pickups.
4 push button pickup selector switches (including “all in” series mode).
4 tone selections including flat, traditional tone roll off, heavy tone roll of, and mid notch.

Acinonyx V2 Bass

3 proprietary single coil pickups.
4 push button pickup selector switches (including “all in” series mode).
1 Volume, 1 Tone Knob.

Acinonyx Short Scale Bass Specs:

780mm scale (about 30.7”)
17mm spacing at bridge.
38mm wide nut.
Alder body with Indian Rosewood fingerboard.
Parchment and Tortoise pick guard options.
Very light weight – averaging 6.5 pounds.
2 way spoke wheel truss rod.
Classic colour options: Lake Placid Blue, Olympic White, Surf Green, Black, and Dakota Red.
Compound radius for excellent playability.
D’Addario Nickel Round Strings.
Proprietary custom US Hipshot bridge.
Proprietary custom licensed Hipshot oval tuning machines.

Cat Bass Quality Control
Every Nordstrand Cat Bass is checked over and QC’d by Nordstrand’s Swiss bass tech Maurilio “Mo” Mina. Once inspected these are the sent to Tone Merchants where we give a final once over to ensure nothing happened in the shipping. Then onto you on a trek and trace shipment.
Additional Pickguards
You can purchase additional pickguards to pimp your Cat Bass to have your own look. Choose from Tortoise Shell, Parchment, Black or Pearl. These can be purchased in the checkout as an additional option. We cannot sell these separately after your initial purchase.
Cat Bass Gig Bag
Take your Nordstrand Acinonyx Cat Bass out with you in style with the custom Gig bag. With Acinonyx (Cheetah) print graphics and logo & awesome Cheetah print lining throughout the interior. This gig bag is functional and turns heads, so wait until your see people’s reactions to when your unleash your Cat Bass from within!

GFLEX 20mm Interior Padding for Impact Resistance.
Spare Guitar Pick Storage on the Patent Pending Pick-Clip Zipper Pull.
Cheetah print graphics and logo on the front.
Cheetah print lining interior.
Carry in Comfort with Padded Backpack Style Straps and Contour Back Padding.
Reinforced Carry Handle.
Store Sheet Music, Strings, Mute and Accessories in Exterior Mesh Pocket.
Internal Headstock and Bridge Reinforcement to Prevent Wear.
Additional Internal Pads to Protect Bottom of Guitar.

Tone Merchants are the official distributor for Nordstrand Audio in New Zealand and Australia.

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