SOLD to Etienne Mbappe, bassist with John Mclaughlin. Man, this cat can play – dig the gloves – he told me they give him the tone he is after. I cannot wait to hear him on this bass! He also picked up the wild purple Marleaux Votan.
The Diva is a brand new design by Marleaux, specifically meant to be a fretless bass.
And what a fretless it is:
- Mahogany body
- Flamed Mahogany top
- Padauk neck, 34″ scale
- Rosewood fretboard that runs to the bridge
- Passive bass with Delano Votan pickup and 3 way coil select.
I love the style of this bass, but looks mean nothing without tone and playability. Both of which are here in spades.