La Bella Olinito guitars for sale- UK Basses specialist Warwick, Precision, Leo Fender


Unit 12, Rigby Close

Heathcote Ind Est

Warwick, CV34 6TH

Tel: 01926 886433

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La Bella Strings, America’s oldest continuously family-owned and operated string manufacturer, has teamed up with trusted friend and master luthier Mas Hino, to create a line of handcrafted vintage-style basses. For decades, La Bella Strings have graced the basses of the finest musicians in modern recording history. After years of working with world-famous luthiers in developing cutting-edge strings, we feel the natural next step is to introduce a bass that equally embodies that vintage tone which put La Bella on the map.

Each La Bella Olinto® bass is individually handcrafted and made to order by master bass builder, Mas Hino. Based out of a NYC’s Lower East Side, Hino shapes each body by hand, working with only the finest cuts of wood. Named after one of the founding brothers of La Bella Strings, the Olinto® also sports hand wound pick-ups made in house. Bringing years of experience and knowledge to the table, Hino is able to make La Bella’s vision into a reality — a vintage-style bass equally as handcrafted as its vintage-style strings.

It has been documented that players like James Jamerson, Donald “Duck” Dunn, and Bob Babbit, all relied on La Bella Flat Wound strings to achieve a legendary tone. Over the years, there have been certain basses that together with our strings, created a fusion of sound quite like no other. Today, La Bella makes both the strings and now the basses to create that perfect sonic marriage.


Master Luthier Mas Hino developed his reputation as a world-class guitar and bass technician while working at Rudy’s Music Stop on 48th Street in New York. While there, Mas built Pensa -Suhr Guitars with John Suhr when he started his career as a luthier. Mas is highly respected as an expert at designing, building, setup and repair of electric guitars and basses. He has done work for many renowned artists, including Pat Metheney, Mike Stern, Al Anderson, Sean Lennon, Christian McBride, Richard Bona, Victor Bailey, Doug Wimbish, Wilber Bascomb, Mark Knopfler, TM Stevens, Vernon Reid, Ziggy Marley, Chinna Smith, Kazumi Watanabe, Julian Coryell, John McEnroe, Eric Clapton, Ruben Rodriguez, Steve Stevens, Tohnino Horta, Chuck Loeb, and John Abercrombie.

LaBella ® Olinto Bass

Model EO1920


Body: hand Carved Alder

34” scale

Body depth: 1.75”

Finish: Nitro- lacquered

Strings: LaBella 0760M “Original 1954”

Neck: Hand carved maple

Neck shape: C type

20 frets

Vintage wire frets

Clay position markers

Neck plate - 4 bolt

Dual adjustable truss rod

Hand shaped bone nut - 1.75”, 44.5mm

Fingerboard radius: 7.25”

Split single coil pickup

Reverse machine heads

Vintage style bridge