STR DSC 549 Koa Bass Guitar

Price: $5,500 ( N )

STR is a bass builder based in Nagano, Japan.

This bass was created by their Custom Shop. It is world class , as good ( my opinion ) as any other builder you can find.

  • Mahogany body , 9lbs
  • Koa top and head stock cap
  • 34″ scale 3 piece Maple neck ( w/two Walnut runners )  , 24 frets – Set Neck Design
  • Bone Nut , full width 1.89″
  • String spacing at the bridge 19mm
  • Deviser dual coil pickups
  • Aguilar OBP-3 preamp with active/passive , mid freq select , passive tone control , single/series/parallel switch per pickup
  • Gotoh tuners, Hipshot style A bridge
  • Gig Bag

This bass plays extremely well , the action can go low and buzz free if you like.

The inherent voice of this bass is warm with the bonus of great articulation. The set neck vs. neck-thru and bolt on has the girth of a neck-thru and the snap of a bolt-on.

The preamp offers extensive tone shaping capabilities, if you are into that sort of thing.

The bass kills in passive mode.

I stand by what I said earlier – ” as good as any “.  Play this bass , you tell me.

Have I ever steered you wrong ?

 

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