Nordstrand Acinonyx Short scale Bass Exclusively at Bass Direct  UK. London, Manchester, Birmingham, USA


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Acinonyx Bass, 30” scale - £899 or £925 with flatwound strings

Export price £750/£770

  1. Free UK shipping.

  2. Also available strung and set up with flatwound strings

  3. Please contact us for international shipping rates

  4. Please contact us for more information.

Black - £899

Black with flats - £925 Out of stock

Olympic White - £899 Out of stock

Olympic White with flats - £925 Out of stock

Surf Green - £899

Surf Green with flats - £925

Lake Placid Blue - £899 Out of stock

Lake Placid Blue with flats - £925 Out of stock

Dakota Red - £899

Dakota Red with flats - £925

Add Custom Nordy Mute - £30 - Out of stock

Add Tort Pickguard - £35

Add Parchment Pickguard - £25

Optional Gator GB-4G fitted gig gag £45

Lovingly nicknamed the "Cat Bass” in the workshop, The Acinonyx is an insanely cool, somewhat weird, and deceptively menacing instrument. This bass has all of the playability and phat tone you would expect from a short scale, plus the added fun of the tone control switches. Tone choices are available with a push of a button.  Go “All In” by punching all of the buttons at once, which puts the pickups in series mode resulting in a a loud, thick, and punchy tone. The 1 over 3 headstock may seem unusual, but it provides straight string pull while honouring the original aesthetic of the Goya Panther.

  1. 780mm scale (about 30.7”)

  2. 17mm spacing at bridge

  3. 1.4” wide nut

  4. Alder body with Indian Rosewood fingerboard

  5. Parchment and Tortoise pick guard options

  6. 2 propriety (of course - it’s what we do) single coil chrome cover pickups

  7. 4 push button pickup selector switches (including “all in” series mode)

  8. 4 tone selections including flat, traditional tone roll off, heavy tone roll of, and mid notch

  9. Very light weight - averaging 6.5 pounds

  10. 2 way spoke wheel truss rod

  11. Classic color options: Lake Placid Blue, Olympic White, Surf Green, Black, Dakota Red

  12. Compound radius for excellent playability

  13. Proprietary custom US Hipshot bridge

  14. Proprietary custom licensed Hipshot oval tuning machines

  15. All basses are inspected and set up in our Redlands, CA shop

  16. Weight: 3kg/7lb

History: Inspired by Juan Alderete, reimagined by Carey Nordstrand, the Acinonyx (genus for Cheetah) is a well thought out, modern reinterpretation of the Goya Panther. Carey sorted out the design flaws of the Goya with the problem solving prowess for which he is known. String pull, switch assignments sorted out, Carey developed this bass with ease of tone selection and overall playability in mind, but the ultimate goal is for the bass to be as fun to play as driving a race car.


Lightweight Alder body

Maple neck, 1.4”/35.5mm nut width

Rosewood f/b

Custom Pickups

Custom Hipshot Vintage bridge, 17mm string spacing

Hipshot Licensed Lollipop tuners

4 way pickup selector switches - both, front, back, off

4 way tone switching


Tel: 01926 886433



Jeff Genzler (Genzler Amplification) - Mark Stickley (Bass Direct) - Carey Nordstrand ( Nordstrand)