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Short Scale Basses

Used Short Scale Basses

  1. Gretsch G5442B Bass
    Used – Very Good
  2. $516.42
  3. On Sale
    Gibson EB-3 1971 - Cherry
    Used – Very Good
    Originally $3,077.52, now $2,769.77 ($307.75 Off)
  4. $1,300

New Short Scale Basses

  1. $98.99
  2. $1,424
  3. $304.99
  4. $572.65
  5. $219.99
  6. $279.99
  7. $279.99
  8. $279.99
  9. Originally $700, now $650 ($50 price drop)
  10. $230.44
  11. Originally $764.10, now $572.84 ($191.26 price drop)

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Short Scale Basses For Sale on Reverb

Whether you're a student just starting out on bass guitar, a bass player with smaller hands, or just a lover of the short-scale bass punch and tone, you've landed in the right place. Here on Reverb, shops a wide selection of the best new and used short-scale basses on the market.

Why Choose a Short-Scale Bass?

Short-scale bass guitars are perfect for players who prefer the comfort of a shorter neck and more manageable fret sizing. Beyond their ergonomic advantages, short-scale basses are known for their juicy lows and warm, resonant highs which make them a common choice for studio work.

Typically these instruments carry a scale length of 30- or 32-inches compared to a 34-inch scale length found on most electric bass guitars. Popular models include classics like the Fender Mustang Bass and Gibson EB-0, along with a myriad of modern options from Warwick, Kala, Squier and many others.

If you're looking for more information on how to choose the best short-scale bass guitar for you, check out our Short-Scale Bass Guitar Buying Guide, featuring a video that digs into some of the best options on the market.

Popular Short Scale Bass Brands on Reverb

If you're looking for a new or used short-scale bass and you're not sure where to start, it's always a good idea to go by brand. Here on Reverb, sort through short-scale bass selections from trusted brands like Gibson, Fender, Hofner, Kala, and more.

Short Scale Basses Near Me

To exclusively browse for short-scale basses in your area, reference the list of top cities and countries available on Reverb to search within a desired location. You also can review shipping details within an item’s “Shop Policies” section.

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