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Embracing the Future: Reference Series Basses - A Vintage Vibe Redefined!

In the world of musical instruments, vintage gear holds a special allure, captivating musicians and collectors alike. However, the reality is that not all vintage instruments are exceptional; only a select few possess that elusive magic, often referred to as "vintage vibe" or "mojo." Enter the Reference Series line of Instruments - a revolutionary concept that fuses the timeless charm of vintage instruments with cutting-edge craftsmanship to create a new era of iconic musical gear.

The Birth of the Reference Series:

At New York Bass Works, David Segal a passionate player, enthusiast, collector, and skilled craftsman embarked on a unique journey of exploration and discovery. Drawing from years of experience in collecting, restoring, and appraising vintage instruments, he learned valuable lessons from every instrument that crossed his path. The goal was not to recreate vintage instruments but to distill the essence of greatness found in select vintage pieces.

The Heart of the Reference Series:

At the core of the Reference Series of line Instruments, lies the extraordinary Reference Collection. This carefully curated assortment of exceptional vintage instruments serves as the foundation for the revolutionary designs. Each instrument in the collection was scrutinized to identify the exact qualities that made it exceptional. These key elements were meticulously reimagined and combined with modern innovations to form the DNA of the Reference Series.

Marrying Vintage Vibe with Modern Excellence:

The Reference Series is not simply about replicating the past; it's about innovation and evolution. By blending the best of the past with the best of the present, NYBW has crafted instruments that are destined to be icons of the future. The team at NYBW understands that musicians yearn for that elusive vintage vibe but crave the reliability and performance that modern craftsmanship provides. The Reference Series bridges this gap, offering musicians the best of both worlds.

A Unique Identity for Every Musician:

One of the most remarkable features of the Reference Series is that each instrument possesses a unique identity. These instruments are not mere copies of vintage classics; they are infused with a distinct character that allows musicians to make their mark and express their individuality. Whether it's the warm, soulful tones of a Reference series fretless or the vibrant, versatile sound of a Reference series fretted bass, musicians are empowered to shape their musical destiny.

Looking to the Future:

The Reference Series basses are more than just a nod to the past; it is a bold step towards the future. By embracing the timeless appeal of vintage instruments while incorporating modern innovations, New York Bass Works has paved the way for a new generation of sought-after musical gear. Musicians no longer need to chase elusive vintage treasures; they can claim their place in history with a Reference Series bass guitar.


In a world where vintage instruments hold a special place in the hearts of musicians, the Reference Series stands out as a game-changer. Born from the wisdom gained through years of collecting, restoring, and cherishing vintage instruments, these exceptional instruments redefine the concept of vintage vibe. With the Reference Series, musicians can now embrace the past, present, and future all in one instrument - a testament to craftsmanship, passion, and the love of music. So, what if you could have the vintage vibe and the promise of the future, all in the present? With the Reference Series of Instruments, you can turn that "what if" into reality.

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