Stanley Clarke releases long-awaited Strat-style bass, the Spellcaster

Stanley Clarke Spellcaster
(Image credit: Oneonta Guitar)

You’d be forgiven for taking a quick glance at the pictures above and immediately thinking you’d just seen another Strat-style electric guitar – the three-tone sunburst, five-way pickup selector, three control knobs and body-mounted input jack are a dead giveaway.

Your eyes, however, would be deceiving you: this isn’t just another Stratocaster. It’s Stanley Clarke’s Spellcaster bass guitar.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.