Inspired by the AJ Presentation ‘Hybrid,’ the Crescent Masterbuilt was designed in collaboration with friend & loyal customer Wayne Pryor to be an evolution of its design and spirit. Its unique silhouette dubbed as the ‘Crescent’ was engineered for ergonomic comfort for multiple playing positions, allowing unencumbered access to the entire range of the instrument. The headless design further condenses the profile making for a surprisingly compact instrument given the scale length, number of strings and depth. The tone controls for the passive Fodera Duncan dual coil pickups are housed in a recessed cavity on the side of the upper bout for easy access while remaining discreet.

The back of the body features a hand-drawn interpretation on John Coltrane’s Tone Circle and the fingerboard is inlaid with custom brass on the 7th, 12th and 19th frets.  The Spruce top and back, chambered Walnut body, Mahogany Struts, and Ebony fingerboard were chosen to give the 6 string contrabass an organic, even tone, rich sustain, with a piano-like response.


Body Woods

  • Spruce Top and Back
  • Walnut Body
  • Mahogany Struts

Neck Woods

  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • 3-pc. Red Oak

Construction Specs

  • Custom Hybrid Shape
  • Neckthrough Construction
  • 35″ Scale Length
  • 6 String Configuration (19.0mm spacing)
  • 24 Frets (large frets)

Electronics Options

  • Passive Electronics
  • Fodera / Duncan Dual Coil Pickups (series/parallel/single coil)
  • Vol / Tone Control Layout