Well folks, I was duly impressed by our first bass by Mark Eshenbaugh , the Brado 5 (which appears to be taken).
This new example from Mark goes one (or two ) steps beyond. A singlecut, set-neck design, something I have not seen before.
This bass plays like a dream, sounds rich and articulate and is stunning to behold. Let me tell you, basses like this challenge my ability to be a “responsible” businessman. I constantly need to remind myself that this bass is here to be offered to our friends in the bass community, NOT bought, kept and enjoyed by me. Well, I WILL get one for myself, someday soon. Bet on it.
To the specs :
- Mahogany Core
- Macassar Ebony top, back and headstock veneer.
- Mahogany and Maple 34″ scale neck (the B kills!)
- Brazilian Ebony fretboard
- Flamed Maple neck binding with Mahogany stripe
- Flamed Maple pickup surrounds with Mahogany stripe
- Gaboon Ebony pickup covers with Maple stripes
- Flamed Maple magnetic backplate and neck rear lamimate
- Black Hipshot tuners and brass A style bridge
- 2 ceramic Eshenbaugh humbucking pickups by Kent Armstrong
- “Mystery” 3 band preamp; audiophile quality components and sound; a very special pre.
Leather Levy / Eshenbaugh gigbag and leather strap