Dart Fretless Short-Scale Acoustic Parlor Bass – African mahogany & Sitka spruce (2021)

A unique short-scale fretless acoustic bass, built from David’s 0-size guitar body. Built with about an extra inch of body depth to maximize air volume, this bass has an impressive amount of punch and sustain & effortlessly holds down the low end behind a small ensemble. Its 31” scale is three inches shorter than a standard bass guitar, allowing for easy, nimble reach over several frets. This parlor bass has the dynamic warmth of a fretless upright bass & is still comfortable to play, with inlaid flush-sanded boxwood frets & side dots all the way up the fingerboard. And in case you want to plug in to stand out in a larger/live ensemble, there’s a K&K Pure Bass pickup already installed. 

For sale – $6,000

  • African mahogany sides & back
  • Master-grade Sitka spruce top
  • Fretless ebony fingerboard with inlaid boxwood frets
  • Mother-of-pearl side dots
  • Hand-cut abalone Dart logo
  • Bone nut & saddle
  • Rosewood binding, bridge, & peghead overlay
  • Tape-wound La Bella “Deep Talkin’ Bass” strings
  • K&K Pure Bass pickup
  • Matte polyurethane finish
  • 31” string length
  • 1-3/4” nut width
  • 4-3/4” max body depth