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


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Acinonyx Bass, 30” scale - £899

  1. Free UK shipping.

  2. Please contact us for international shipping rates

  3. Arriving August 2020 - we will have another batch arriving later in  2020, date to be confirmed and we will start taking orders on these soon.

  4. Please contact us for more information.

Colours available;

2 x Black - £850 - 2 available!!

2 x Olympic White - £850 - one available

2 x Surf Green - £850 - one available

2 x Lake Placid Blue - SOLD OUT

Optional Gator GB-4G fitted gig gag £45 (package price)

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

  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

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)