Limited Edition of 10 Units
Included extras: Personally Autographed Photo of Tony, Certificate of Authenticity, more to come…
Base Price USD $4750
Body Wood: Lightweight Swamp Ash or medium weight Alder
Neck Wood: Quartersawn, straight grain Maple with 2 graphite reinforcement bars
Fingerboard: Rosewood w/ pearl blocks and white binding
Body Finish: Lake Placid Blue, Wilkins “Thin Skin” Poly or Nitro Cellulose (not as perfect as poly – grain can show through the finish) Add $300
Neck Finish: Oil (to recreate the feel of a vintage bass with the finish worn through – recommended), High Gloss (add $150)
Headstock: Matching body color (add $200)
Fingerboard Nut Width: 1.50″
Scale Length: 34”
Truss adjustment: Allen key at body
Fret Size: Medium / Vintage-Style (recommended) or Jumbo
Tuners: Hipshot Reverse Gear Open Back w/ Taper Shafts
Bridge: Hipshot Custom designed dual access (string through body or string through bridge), .750” spacing
Hardware: Chrome, Gold available by request
Strap Buttons: Dunlop dual design
Pickups: Novak BiSonic
Electronics: Passive Volume / Volume / Tone (CTS Potentiometers), Switchcraft top mounted jack
Strings: D.Lakin by Dunlop Roundwound (040-.100) or (.045-.105), Pyramid Gold Flatwound (040-.100) or (.045-.105)
Case: G&G Traditional Fender Style Hardshell Cream with Orange Interior or Mono Vertigo Gig Bag
Warranty: Lifetime to the original owner
I met Tony in 1996. I remember I had like 20 voice mails and I was going through them, I almost missed Tony saying, “Hi This is Tony Garnier, I play with Bob Dylan…” I was so excited! A few weeks later Bob came to town playing a smaller club called “the Metro”. Tony got a 5-string from me and we were off to a long and fruitful relationship. Tony was always up for trying new basses.
In 1997 Tony called me and told he had just played for the Pope with over 500,000 fan’s (of the pope…) in Vatican City. He told me that after the sound check, Bob asked the sound man how the band sounded. The sound man told him the bass sound was incredible. Tony just pointed to his new 55-94 and smiled. So as far as I’m concerned Bob knows who we are!
Tony has been with Bob over 30 years. I’ve seen him over 30 times and hope to see and hear more.
Tony is an accomplished upright player as well. He’s a jazzbo! He also had a decent career before Bob. That’s Tony on the huge Buster Poindexter tune, Hot Hot Hot!