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The passerelle is a bridge that turns any regular four-string bass guitar into an eight-note instrument that can produce sounds reminiscent of the Japanese koto or the Chinese guzheng. It can be plucked, bent, bowed, and hammered.  It can be used just for sound effects or as an entirely new instrument for composition.  The passerelle is a collaboration between Kaki King and luthier Rachel Rosenkrantz, both innovators and free thinkers who push the boundaries of their crafts. Listen to Kaki’s songs “Nails” and “Bowen Island” to hear it in action. It is made and finished by hand in Rhode Island.

Passerelle comes in limited editions as we cast bronze in small batches. Made from the traditional lost-wax technique, each of them comes out with their unique markings due to their handmade nature. One-of-a-kind, as usual.


Nails (Begins at 5:42) -

Bowen Island -


Passerelle is not refundable.

Bass Passerelle Bridge. PRE-ORDER

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