Wing Instruments

product types: 

  • bass guitars
  • electric guitars


Wing Instruments specialize in making short scale electric and bass guitars. The product line started with the Wing Bass  - developed as a portable instrument for travel, performance and practice. The desgin is like putting a capo at the twelfth fret of a standard bass and chopping the neck off behind the capo. The result is the short scale Wing Bass… a compact instrument that feels, plays and sounds like a standard scale bass with a capo at the 12th fret. The Wing Bass is small enough to fit in a 21″ carry on, or to place under the seat in front of you, making it easy to take it with you on trips anywhere.

The Wing Guitar was launched at NAMM 2016 and employs the same concept as the bass - its like a full sized guitar capoed at the 5th fret and the neck behind the capo removed. This gives it the same overall size as the Wing Bass. The guitar can be tuned A to A, or with heavy guage strings it be tuned to standard E to E pitch.

The Wing Bass 30 was also launched in 2016 - its a 30" scale length bass. Still short scale but almost full sized when compared to the original Wing Bass.

Wing Instruments is headquartered in Lincoln, RI and all of their instruments are hand made in New Hampshire by Stambaugh Musical Designs.

Source: Wing Instruments website (29 October 2021)


Wing Instruments
197 Old Jenckes Hill Rd
02865 Lincoln , RI
United States
Rhode Island US