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Rob Allen MB2 Fretless Bass Walnut on Ash, 2017

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Here we have a Rob Allen MB2 Fretless Bass, built with a Figured Walnut topped Ash body around 2017 at Allen’s shop in Fillmore, California.Rob Allen designs and builds to his own preferences combining acoustic and electric tonalities. The Allen MB-2 bodies are semi-hollow, and use acoustic style bridges rather than massive metal units. The bridge itself is Rosewood, with a Bone saddle and a built-in Fishman transducer – there is also a volume control on the bridge itself.

On this Rob Allen MB2, the body is chambered Ash with a bookmatched Black Walnut top. The tuners are lightweight models by HipShot, mounted on a Birds-eye Maple neck with a figured Ebony fingerboard. The fingerboard is fretless, and has not been slotted for guide markers.

This well built instrument is in very good condition and with its light weight is very comfortable to play, and sounds great. The original Aero semi-rigid Gig Bag is included.

More From The Builder On The Rob Allen MB2 Fretless Bass:

“Introduced in 1997, the Rob Allen MB2 bass combines the warmth of an upright bass with the punch of a solid body, creating it’s own unique tone. It is a lightweight hybrid, semi-hollow instrument that is organic in sound and feel.
The MB-2 is made with the highest quality materials, featuring hand selected tone woods, minimal finish for optimum resonance, and high quality electronics that feature a discrete signal path for pure unadulterated bass tone in combination with a piezo pickup. Unlike magnetic pickups which primarily sense the metal in the string, a piezo is a vibration sensor, making the sound of the wood itself the dominant factor.
This makes for a very dynamic touch sensitive instrument. The La Bella 760n strings feature a steel core with a smooth nylon outer wrapping, which contribute to ease of intonation. In a word, you’ve never picked up a fretless bass that’s this easy to play in tune.”


Price: $3,650.00 CAD
  • Model: MB-2 Fretless
  • Year: 2017 | Approximate year
  • Finish Natural
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 634, built around 2017 in Fillmore, CA
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 24/01/2023

  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 5.5lbs 2.50kg
  • Scale Length: 343in 863.6mm
  • Nut Width: 1.625in 41.28mm
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