Luddite 5 String Bass

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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


  • Truss Rod

    Non-adjustable steel bar

  • Frets


  • Body

    Mahogany body with pistachio cap

  • Pickups

    Joe Barden humbucking jazz bass pickups

  • Controls

    Additive stacked volume/tone

  • Tuners

    Custom machined Hipshot tuners

  • Bridge


  • Headstock

    Ebony veneer on front and back, pearl sea turtle inlay