Emperor II Hybrid
The first instrument to use this type of build was made for Matthew Garrison with his 33-inch scale Imperial MG Hybrid. Used as a proof of concept, the design was successful in achieving many of the characteristics we sought but the inherent size of the instrument was limiting. By transitioning from 33-inch to 36-inch scale and the Presentation platform, numerous other design refinements took place over the next 6 years – resulting in the Anthony Jackson Presentation II bass. After our “heel-less” method of attaching a neck to hollow-body instrument was granted a U.S. Patent, the construction of the Presentation II began. It is expansive with rich sustain, depth, nuance, and is incredibly even throughout its entire range. Deep, thundering lows give way to clear, rich mids, and bright, articulate highs with a piano-like quality.
Since the the Presentation II was introduced, our Hybrid line of instruments has evolved into our latest addition – the Emperor II Hybrid. This instrument shares the complex internal structure, and many other vitally important design nuances of the Presentation II, yet features a reduced body size and scale length that not only makes the instrument more player-friendly but also enables it to be comfortably played on a strap.
The possibilities are truly endless for our Hybrid design. With so many variables to change and improve, the Hybrid will continue to evolve into new shapes and forms offering players the opportunity to enhance the sound of their playing and explore tones and sounds never before available. For more information on our Hybrid and discussing using our hybrid design on your Custom build, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org