• Transparent Finish

    Transparent finishes are among the most desired in guitars as they allow for both the unique color and the natural grain of the wood to show through. The darker grain provides a dynamic contrast to the lighter grains giving you a 3-Dimensional and unique look.

     
  • Matching Headstock

    Body and headstock are finished in the same wood and/or color. Great accent that brightens the entire look of the guitar through a subtle, but fabulous accent. Great finishing touch.

     
  • Spalted Maple Top

    Similar to both Flame and Quilt Maple, the Spalt Maple top adds an entire level of interesting look to the guitar with its widely varied and unique grain patterns. Very desirable, often vary rare, and stunning to look at before you consider the brightness and punch it adds to the overall sound.

     
  • Solid Contact Bridge

    The Diamond Solid Contact bass bridge utilizes technology for bass bridge that offers a dramatic improvement in sustain and tonal quality by eliminating any gaps or voids between the bottom of the bridge saddles and the body of the guitar or bass. The Solid Contact Bridge also incorporates a string-thru design further adding sustain to your instrument.

     
  • EMG Pickups

    EMG Pickups started a revolution. Utilizing powerful ceramic magnets and close aperture coils, the tone was designed with detailed intensity, incredible amounts of high end cut and fluid sustain. Traditionally used in the bridge position, this pickup will make your leads slice right through even the densest mix. A distinctive look and sound, there's simply not mistaking EMG pickups.

     
  • Deluxe Tuners

    Optimized for bass design, Diamond's Deluxe Tuners provide both the look and feel you need. Sealed housing, precision machined gears and precise tension make for performance and enjoyment for years to come.

     
  • Contoured Bolt Neck

    The Bolt Neck design has been around since nearly the origin of electric guitars. The neck is joined to the body with a screwed in or "bolt on" design maximizing strength and making service easy. Diamond's contoured system provides for incredible comfort and fast feel.

     
specifications
barchetta_bass
BAR4SM-SNA
Construction/scale
Bolt-on/34"
Body
Spalted Maple / Ash
Neck
Maple
Fingerboard
Rosewood
Frets
22
Inlays
Premier Series
Binding
N/A
Pickups
EMG 35DC/35P4
Electronics
EMG BTC System (Vol/Bal/ Stacked Hi-Lo)
Tuners
Deluxe
Hardware
Nickel
Bridge
Diamond Custom Solid-Mount
Finishes
SNA
 
 
about

The bass counterpart to the BARCHETTA guitar, the BARCHETTA basses are all about performance. Mahogany or Ash bodies, Diamond's Custom Solid Contact bridge and EMG or Diamond Custom pickups, the BARCHETTA basses are as stacked with good components as they are with good looks. Incorporating modern style into the traditional shapes, the BARCHETTA bass clean, gorgeous and just flat-out sounds fantastic.

A stunning combination of Ash and Spalt Maple, finished with a satin natural finish, the SM is the highest-end of the Barchetta bass series. EMG pickups, EMG BTC Control System and everything you need on a bass. Babicz bass bridge and bolt-on neck construction. 4- and 5-string version.

 
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