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5-String Luddite Bass

This lovely 5-String Luddite Bass Guitar has just joined our growing family of luddites. The client provided us with a most gorgeous Pistachio wood cap. Everything thing else just seemed to fall into place around it.

Sporting the same 32” scale length as the other Luddite basses, this asymmetrical headstock leaves room for a pearl glyphic of a sea turtle (image also provided by client). Two Joe Barden humbucking Jazz bass pickups with stacked additive controls round out a very versatile circuit. Stable, solid and generative. Makes me smile.


Neck: Mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard

Scale length: 32"

Truss Rod: Non-adjustable steel bar

Frets: Jumbo

Body: Mahogany body with pistachio cap

Pickups: Joe Barden humbucking jazz bass pickups

Controls: Additive stacked volume/tone

Tuners: Custom machined Hipshot tuners

Bridge: Hipshot

Headstock: Ebony veneer on front and back, pearl sea turtle inlay

Please call 773.489.4830 or email to discuss details and make arrangements for your commission.



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