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Elfin
My most popular shape - the Elfin is a slightly-downsized take on the popular "Singlecut" style, originally pioneered by Fodera Guitars and Kenneth Lawrence.

This compact-bodied shape is shortened, for full access to all 24 frets. The shape 'hugs' the player and nestles into a very comfortable playing position, standing or seated.

The extended upper bout supports the neck heel further than a usual double-cutaway body, allowing more contact between body and neck, and making the neck more rigid by shortening the unsupported section. A more rigid neck translates into a faster, more responsive attack, longer sustain, and deeper bass.

The size also makes this model well-suited for heavier, denser body woods such as Hard Ash, heavier Walnut, and even Maple, allowing the player access to the tones of those woods without the excessive weight.

Available in 4, 5, and 6 strings.

Elfin 5 - AAA flamed English Maple
"Blonde on Blonde"

This Elfin 5-string is a very upscale take on the classic ash/maple combination. The Northern Ash body has a top-shelf Flame English Maple top, set off with a black 'pinstripe' veneer.

The maple neck is just as dressed up, with an incredible birdseye maple fingerboard. This is some of the best birdseye figure I've ever seen. The black pinstripe continues up the neck edge, through the position dots, and around the flame maple headpiece veneer.

Lace BassBar pickups and a Bartolini 2-band EQ let the ash body sing with its natural, thick bottom and punch. The high end is sweet and open, without the harshness or excessive 'snap' that sometimes characterizes this mix of woods.

This is one of two basses recently featured in Bass Player magazine's June 2010 review!
More variations of the Elfin

Elfin 4 - Walnut/Katalox

Elfin 4 fretless, inlay top

Elfin 4-string, Ferrari Yellow

Elfin 4-string, Flamed Redwood

Elfin 4-string, Red-on-Black

Elfin 4-string, Spalted Maple top

Elfin 5 - AAA flamed English Maple

Elfin 5 - Birdseye top with matching pickups!

Elfin 5 - Mahogany/Katalox custom

Elfin 5 - Striped Myrtle

Elfin 5, "Rose" Spalted Maple top

Elfin 5, Birdseye Maple top!

Elfin 5-string - British Racing Green!

Elfin 5-string - English Maple top

Elfin 5-string - Myrtle burl top

Elfin 5-string, "Modern P-style"

Elfin 5-string, Blue Quilt

Elfin 5-strings - Tuxedo Black/White