As with most guitars, bass guitars
come in many different shapes and makes and models.
Collectibles and entry-level bass guitars:
The Gibson EB-1 violin-shaped bass released in
1953 is pristine.
Fender Precision Bass or Fender Jazz Bass – High
end bass guitars that every popular bassist has
owned at one time in their life.
Music Man Stingray with its soapbar humbucking
pickup and its heavy satin finish wows collectors.
Rickenbacker 4000 series is popular with
progressive rock bassists.
Ibanez IJSB190 Jumpstart Electric is a great
Silvertone Revolver 4-string Bass is an
inexpensive basic bass guitar.
Epiphone bass guitars are good for the money but
must be handled carefully.
Yamaha bass guitars have a reputation for being
sturdy and fair priced.
Squire bass guitars are an offshoot of Fender and
have a good bang for the buck.
Others to consider include Hagstrom or Univox. You
might hear about Arias, Hofners and Echo basses as
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