The Masterbuilt – Southwest was designed by our own Emily Krohn, and was inspired by the textiles, textures, and colors of the American Southwest. To accomplish this look and theme, we chose various woods including Spruce, Bloodwood, Ebony, and Mahogany – capturing the warm tonalities of the region. The top features a hand-cut and inlayed diamond pattern common in Southwestern textiles with matching pickup covers to complete the pattern. For the fingerboard, Emily designed an inlay using mother-of-pearl and turquoise stone, a common material used in Southwestern jewlery, that extends from the nut to the end of the fingerboard. To complete the instrument’s theme, the bridge and tuners were engraved by El Dorado Guitar Accessories featuring a pattern reminiscent of engraving found on vintage western guns and belts.

Masterbuilt – Southwest features figured Mahogany body wings with an Alder toneblock matched with a 5-piece Maple and Wenge neck capped with an Ebony fingerboard.  Tonally this bass is rich and articulate with a powerful, punchy low end, growling mids, and clear, bell-like highs.  Its electronic package includes a pair of Fodera / Seymour Duncan Dual Coil pickups paired with our Fodera / Pope 3-band preamp in the Matt Garrison control layout.


  • Monarch body shape
  • Figured Mahogany body
  • Alder toneblock
  • Spruce / Bloodwood / Mahogany / Ebony topwood
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Turquoise and Mother-of-Pearl inlays
  • 5-piece Maple / Wenge neck
  • 4-string, 34″ scale length, 24-frets (large), 19mm string spacing
  • Fodera / Pope Custom preamp
  • Fodera / Duncan Dual Coil pickups
  • Matt Garrison control layout