The Shaftesbury Story

The Shaftesbury line of instruments has been synonymous with UK music for half a century. Generations of musicians have put these tonal tools to use both live and in the studio. From the swinging sixties, to the hard rocking seventies, musicians wielded these unique instruments without reservation. With these superlative new additions we celebrate five decades of Shaftesbury with all solid-wood acoustics, hand-made snares and pre-modified electrics.

Fit & Finished

Our Shaftesbury Bass is made from solid alder and maple for superior sustain and resonance. On our transparent finished guitars a quick look reveals the beautiful woodgrain swimming below the gloss surface.

Top Shelf Components

Shaftesbury guitars do not need to be modified to sound great. As musicians we know that when a guitar player gets a new bass, good pick-ups and hardware are essential. Seymour Duncan pick-ups and Gotoh tuners are standard on all Shaftesbury basses.

Rose Morris

For nearly a century Rose Morris has provided musicians with superlative instruments and peerless customer service. Our good name revolves around the axis of tone, tradition and value.


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3416 Bass Guitar - Sunburst

3416 Bass Guitar - Sunburst

The legendary history of Shaftesbury bass guitars was established during British music's heyday in the 60's and 70's and now they are back in full force with the brand new 3416.

Using all the knowledge built up over the past 40 years and refusing to...


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