Lairat Stega Deluxe review

Player-friendly design plus precision-engineered components makes for a winning contemporary bass

Lairat Stega Deluxe
(Image: © Lairat)

Guitar World Verdict

An excellent, forward-looking instrument, the Stega Deluxe offers an unorthodox take on high-end contemporary bass design, with a huge array of excellent tones easily accessed from a super-playable chassis. Not for purists, but then you knew that already.


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    Great design.

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    Great tones.

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    Plays beautifully.


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    Some minor headstock dive when seated.

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The Stega bass, built by luthier Paul Lairat, was originally released back in 2004, and continues to be one of the company’s most popular models. 

Pairing a futuristic aesthetic with a versatile onboard preamp, the Stega Deluxe bass guitar promises to be both eye and ear-grabbing, a combination that certainly has our interest piqued. 

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