Earthwood


Earthwood is a brand of Ernie Ball acoustic bass guitars as well as acoustic six string guitars. Ball collaborated with George Fullerton, a former employee at Fender, to develop the Earthwood acoustic bass guitar, which was introduced in 1972. It is notable for being the first modern acoustic bass guitar.

Earthwood
TypePrivate
IndustryMusical instruments
Founded1972
FounderErnie Ball
Defunct1978
HeadquartersSan Luis Obispo, California, United States
Area served
Global
Key people
CEO Ernie Ball
ProductsAcoustic bass guitar
OwnerErnie Ball

The guitar model featured a bolt-on hard rock maple neck, similar to that on Fender electric and acoustic guitars of the period. The design proved problematic, with too much stress for top. Warranty repairs became very expensive for the company. Later guitars were reinforced but production ceased after only a couple of years.

See also


Acoustic bass guitar