Bass Pro Enters Mandolin Market
By Mandolin Cafe
April 1, 2006 - 12:01 am
Bass Pro Mandolins - for the fishin' musician!
Bass Pro, the world's leading supplier of premium outdoor gear announces their entry into the music industry with a line of mandolins produced with the outdoorsman in mind.
Hand-crafted from the finest Ozark tonewoods, Bass Pro mandolins are carved from select, highly-figured maple and spruce from the Lake Taneycomo region of Missouri, and complimented with gold or nickel hardware and custom outdoor themed hardshell case, a combination sure to lure the most seasoned outdoorsman and musician.
Tailpiece Bottle Opener TM - available in silver and gold on all models
Bass Pro's luthiers combine functionality and fun in offering features no other mandolin builder can boast.
Owners of these instruments will be the toast of the fishing trip with the patented Tailpiece Bottle Opener™, available in gold and silver, including faux-vintage distressed option available on all models.
Field tested by a team of skilled luthiers and volunteers, the Tailpiece Bottle Opener™ performed flawlessly in a series of over 8,000 carefully documented tests over a two-year period.
All models come equipped with an easily attachable and detachable combination velcro fishhook/bobber holder that stays safely out of the way while you're playing music, and easy-to-find when needed. With this option, musicians will never worry about being without their bobber again.
The Fly Fisher
The Fly Fisher, the top-of-the-line model uses the most carefully seasoned tonewoods available.
Individually voiced by our master luthiers, the Fly Fisher represents the peak of Bass Pro craftsmanship and the ultimate in sound. Standard with this model is a custom Calton case in camouflage green (shown below) or optional desert sand.
Mother-of-pearl large-mouth bass logo inlay adorns the artistic headstock, complimented with Gotoh tuners. Available in flat or radiused fingerboard.
Comes with factory installed Fishman pickup. Optional internally installed depth-finder available at select dealer locations for an additional $225.00.
The Paddler - go from music to paddling in seconds. Above: shown in full extension.
The Paddler is an ultra-quiet, high-tech, yet affordable model specifically designed for canoe and/or small non-motorized boat use in those situations where quiet is of the utmost importance in fishing, but the need to create beautiful music calls.
The clever no-soundhole and patented Extenda-Neck™ truss-rod was designed in conjunction with Old Town Canoes and Kayaks, and allows for quick and easy string detachment and conversion to an oar in case of an emergency, or if you've simply left your gear up in the truck!
Built from carbon fiber in a handsome faux-wood grained finish, this instrument is water resistant and impervious to the elements. No need to worry about falling into the lake when you have this model along.
Bass Pro offers specialty mandolins items that appeal to hunters as well. Pass your time in the field blind with confidence when you carry this custom Calton camouflage case. Also available in desert.
The ZZSpinner lure is taken a step further with the Virzi Tone Producer lure. Designed to produce a remarkable vibration when pulled through the water, this lure is guaranteed to help you land those large mouth bass.
Show your loyalty to your instrument with a custom Bass Pro Mandolin bobber. And remember, never leave home without your bobber.
NOTE: this is an April Fool's article.