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Warwick Releases Custom Shop Masterbuilt Lee Sklar Bass

The Warwick Masterbuilt Sklar Bass I is based on the Starbass II Doublecut, and features some special details that Lee Sklar has chosen for his signature model. The body is, for example, made entirely of solid wood instead of laminated wood.
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Lee Sklar is one of the most sought-after American session musicians and has been a Warwick endorser for some time. Lee has been playing a Warwick StarBass Custom Shop Masterbuilt Model, and has worked last year with Marcus Spangler (R & D / Research & Design at Warwick) on his own bass model. The final version was presented at NAMM Show 2017 in Los Angeles.

The Warwick Masterbuilt Sklar Bass I is based on the Starbass II Doublecut, and features some special details that Lee Sklar has chosen for his signature model. The body is, for example, made entirely of solid wood instead of laminated wood.

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The back of the body is made of mahogany, with an AAA Flamed Maple Top with special ergonomic shaping for the armrest. The neck is also made from Flamed Maple, with AAA Flamed Maple top matching headstock. The active MEC Vintage single-coil pickups are controlled by an active MEC electronics. A so-called "producer" switch completes, according to Lee Sklar’s wish, the possibilities of this fantastic instrument, which will be available in March 2017, either as a fretted or fretless bass.

Specifications Warwick Custom Shop Masterbuilt Sklar Bass I Signature
Strings: 4
Construction: Set-neck
Fretted Version: Yes
Fretless: Version: Yes
Headstock: Matched Headstock Flamed Maple
Headstock Angle: 11°
Machine heads: Warwick Machine Heads
Nut: Warwick Just a Nut III Brass
Scale Length: 864 mm / 34"
Fret wire: Warwick Small and flat
Frets: 21 Small Nickel Silver (W:2mm / H:1mm)
Fret material: IFT Invisible Fret System
Fingerboard Wood: Ebony
Fingerboard Inlays: No
Neck Wood: Flamed Maple
Neck Shape: Standard Warwick
Fingerboard Radius: 20"/ 502mm
Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: 19.5
Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: 24mm
Nut Width: 38.5mm
Width Neck 12. Fret: 54mm
Body wood: AAA" Flamed Maple Top with Flamed Maple arm support / Mahogany back
Pickguard: None
Binding: 2mm Creme with 0.5mm inner binding
Neck Pickup: active MEC Vintage Single coil
Bridge Pickup: active MEC Vintage Single coil
Electronics: active MEC 2 way electronic with Producer switch
Layout: Volume P/P / Balance / Bass / Treble
Control Knobs: Vintage Style Knobs
Switch: Producer Switch with no function
Bridge System: 2-piece solid Brass Warwick Bridge
Hardware color: Chrome
Hardware color: Black
Hardware color: Gold
Strap Locks: Warwick Security locks
String gauge: EMP Strings, 045";065";085";105"
Packing: Handmade Genuine Leather Bag by Rockbag® (RB 20211 B W)
Finish Body: High Polish
Finish Neck: Satin Finish
Fretboard: Polished
RRP: from ca. Euro 8.439,00

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