When Grammy Award Winning Session Bassist Reggie Young approached us to build him a signature instrument, we were very interested.  Long a mainstay in the Gospel scene as well as being a well-known producer, Reggie was looking for an instrument that could both capture the voice he had become known for while also allowing him to stretch beyond that with greater tonal flexibility. The Reggie Young Signature Imperial is the result of this pursuit.  Over the several month period during which we were working on his instrument, Reggie tirelessly visited the shop to make sure that everything was dialed-in to perfection.  From his 18.0mm string spacing at the bridge (using our adjustable 17.5mm bridge) to the extensive work he did with us to arrive at a perfectly voiced set of Kent Armstrong Custom Dual Coil Pickups, this instrument is a testament to Reggie’s passion for the bass guitar.

Specs for the Reggie Young Signature include:

  • Ash Body
  • Maple Burl Top (Non-Solid)
  • Indian Rosewood Fingerboard
  • 5-pc Maple Neck with Bubinga Stringers
  • Mother-of-Pearl Dot Inlays
  • Neck-Through Construction
  • 34″ Scale Length
  • 6 String Configuration
  • Fodera / Pope Custom 3-Band Preamp
  • Emperor Control Layout
  • Fodera / Kent Armstrong Dual Coil Pickups