About the Maker:
PBC Guitars was Dave Bunkers's company before creating BUNKER Guitars. The firm built guitars in Coopersburg, PA from 1989 to 1996.
Dave Bunker is one of the most innovative guitar luthiers in the world and this is an excellent example of his design and craftmanship. The Serial Number is #10 so this is a very early example of this work.
About the Guitar:
This guitar was built as the mate to the PBC guitar also in our collection.
BRAND: PBC GUITARS.
DATE MADE: 1994
BODY: Double cut away ALDER BODY with HIGHLY FIGURED “AAA” MAPLE TOP.
BODY FINISH: TRANSLUCENT BLUE.
NECK: FIVE (5) PIECE LAMINATED MAPLE & WALNUT.
NOTE: THIS PBC GUITAR FEATURES THE BUNKER PATENTED “TENSION FREE” NECK: “At Bunker we believe that the neck is the backbone of a really great guitar or bass. Because of this, we will not build our instruments with anything less than a Tension Free Neck™. These necks use a 3/8" cold rolled steel bar to support the strings at the headstock, thus removing all string tension stress from the neck, leaving the neck free to resonate as it should. This technological advantage eliminates dead spots, and provides much quicker response to the notes you play.”
Thanks to bridge through body and tension free neck, this bass has no dead spots. Tone is bright and snappy thanks to the maple neck and a rounder tone than most headless bass guitars.
FRETBOARD: MAPLE with DOT INLAYS. 24 FRETS.
BRIDGE/TAILPIECE: Solid Brass. PBC THRU-THE-BODY-BRIDGE.
TUNERS: GOLD 2+2
PICKUPS: (2) TWO EMG DC (9volt system)