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The Messenger™ Upright Electric Bass is designed to make the transition between acoustic and electric upright bass as natural and rewarding as possible.

* John Knutson holds the exclusive rights to the Songbird, Messenger, and Ecotone Trademarks

Willie Nelson and David Miller Rob Wasserman and Jimmy Fulbright

Featured Messenger Bassists

  • Esperanza Spalding plays Messenger Upright Electric Bass for Prince at his Black Entertainment Television Lifetime Achievement Awards ceremony 2010. Click here to see the video on YouTube.
  • David Miller: David has logged nearly 2,000,000 miles with his band Asleep at the Wheel. Alseep at the Wheel is currently touring with Willie Nelson. Check out their current Willie and the Wheels Cd.
  • Rob Wasserman: Classically trained jazz/pop/rock crossover artist Rob Wasserman purchased a Messenger Bass in October 2000, and is playing it on tour with Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir's Ratdog Revue band. Rob is well know for his Solo, Duets (Grammy winner), Trios albums.

Hear the Messenger Upright Electric Bass on the newly released Asleep at the Wheel CD, "Ride with Bob". Released 9/13/99. The Messenger is featured on 14 out of 16 tracks. This wonderful recording features Willie Nelson with the Manhatten Transfer, Merle Haggard, Dwight Yoakam, Clint Black, Reba McEntire, the Dixie Chics, Lyle Lovett with Shawn Colvin, the Squirrel Nut Zippers, Don Walser, Tim McGraw, Johnny Gimble, and many other great musicians. Also catch the special documentary on The Making of Ride With Bob, which is a one hour TNN special.

John Knutson / Knutson Luthiery
P.O. Box 945
Forestville, CA 95436 U.S.A.
(707) 887-2709