October 12-String Basses


Oktober Raven Series 12-string bass
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October 2008 Headstock

October Guitars introduced three new 12-string bass designs for 2008 - Jackyl, Rage and Wraith. A new headstock design has been incorporated into the new models. All basses have diamond-shaped inlays. They are made in Korea.

For reasons unknown, all these new basses incorporate 4-saddle bridges instead of the standard 8-saddle bridges typically found on quality 12-string basses. Also, the bridges and tailpieces look to be smaller than the body routs, as though the wrong hardware was used.


Jackyl Model

October Jackyl 12-String Bass - Tobacco Burst Quilt Finish

 

Three-piece neck-through maple neck with rosewood stringer accents. Separate battery compartment.

 

The passive pickups are matched with an active preamp. 26 Frets.

 


Jackyl 12-string bass art from June, 2007

The Jackyl was originally tentatively named "Paradigm"


Rage Model

October Rage 12-String Bass - Blue Quilt top with Maple Fretboard

 

Left-Handed October Rage 12-String Bass in the Transparent Emerald Green Finish.
Honduran Mahogany body with 5A Quilted Maple top. Western Hard Rock Maple fretboard
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Inexplicably, a right-handed neck was used on the left-handed body, and the logo was printed upside down.


Rage 12-string bass art from June, 2007


Wraith Model

October Wraith 12-String Bass - Jet Black Finish, Rosewood fretboard

 


Wraith 12-string bass art from June, 2007


Trans-Black Finish 12-String Bass with Gold Hardware

 

Metallic Red Finish

Marble Finish

 

Violin Finish

 

  

Holo-Flake Finish

 

Custom-ordered October 12-string bass.
 

The back of the same bass. Note the 5-piece neck-through-body construction.

 

Pearlescent White Finish

 

Pearlescent White Finish with Gold Hardware

 

October Headstock - Early Design

October headstock on USA-made 12-string basses made from mid 2006 through 2007

 

USA Model October Standard Features:
5-piece mahogany neck-thru construction
Maple body
Santos rosewood fretboard with brass nut
26 fret neck
2 passive Seymour Duncan Phase II Soapbar pickups
On-board active preamp

Price information from the October website: USA-made 12-string basses
start at $2,200.00 for standard models with additional charges for special features.