Mouse 30 Fretted Semi-Hollow Short Scale bass (flamed koa pictured)


The Mouse 30 Fretted produces the same full rich tone as the Mouse 30 fretless, but for players that prefer a fretted instrument. Slightly softer woods are used on the Mouse 30 fretted, such as an alder or mahogany body, walnut or mahogany neck, and an Indian Rosewood fingerboard to offset the introduction of the metal frets into the string path. The tiny mandolin sized frets are made of nickel silver, and have a minimal amount of mass, so are nicely offset by the softer woods chosen for this model. Due to the nylon outer wrap on the La Bella 760n strings, there is very little noticeable fret wear even after years of playing. Historically short scale basses have been student or introductory models, however the Mouse 30 Fretted is made to full professional standards from the same quality materials as the Mb-2 models.


  • 30" scale
  • neck woods- black walnut, mahogany
  • mandolin sized frets, nickle silver material
  • body woods- alder, swamp ash, mahogany, poplar, bass wood
  • top woods- walnut, maple, myrtle, various
  • 1 5/8" nut
  • 23/32" string spacing at bridge
  • semi-hollow body design with solid center block
  • fully shielded body cavity
  • body finish- polyurethane modified oil
  • neck finish- nitrocellulose lacquer
  • single volume control integrated in bridge
  • Fishman preamp & piezo pickup
  • La Bella 760n black nylon wrap strings
  • Hipshot Ultralight tuners
  • weight 5.5 lbs.
  • celluloid nitrate binding on body
  • overall instrument length 38" (same length as a Telecaster)
  • options: f-hole, integrated thumbrest, D-tuner, matching bound headstock, upgrade top wood
  • base price: $2900 including form fit custom hardshell case