Own a Unique USA-Made Bass - The Spector USA Custom NS-5XL 5-String Bass Guitar in Walnut Burl with Aguilar Electronics - a Chuck Levin's Exclusive
A true modern classic first introduced in 1977, Spector NS basses have set the industry standard for modern, neck-thru body electric basses. The original NS instrument was designed by Stuart Spector and Ned Steinberger in Brooklyn, NY. Since then, the NS has taken on a life of its own. The distinct, unmistakable curves have attracted professional bass players the world over to these exquisite instruments. Beyond its world-class design elements, the neck-thru construction of these instruments provides players with unprecedented levels of stability and sustain, bringing a level of definition to bass never before heard. All of this natural tone is then enhanced with Aguilar active circuitry.
Spector NS instruments are individually built by a small team of builders in Woodstock, NY from the finest source materials, including hand-selected tone woods from the most fertile regions of the world. Each 3-piece neck is carved from tempered North American Maple and can be paired with Pau Ferro, Birdseye Maple, or Ebony. Each instrument is outfitted with custom, professional-grade hardware including Spector's hi-mass locking bridge, Dunlop strap locks, and Gotoh tuners. The sound and feel of a true USA Spector instrument is second-to-none.
Mother of Pearl Crown Inlays
USA Series instruments features the finest appointments including genuine mother of pearl crown inlays.
Finest Available Woods
The USA Series instruments feature the highest grade woods available including Figured Maple, Buckeye Burl, Walnut Burl, and many other exotic woods.
Custom Professional Electronics
All NS basses come equipped with a professional-grade electronics package, including Spector's own proprietary active pre-amps.
Body And Construction
- Top Wood: Walnut Burl with Flame Maple Center
- Body Wood: Walnut
- Neck Wood: 3-Piece Select Maple with Graphite Reinforcement in Blood Red Stain
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Number Of Frets: 24
- Inlays: Mother of Pearl Crowns
- Nut: Solid Brass
- Nut Width: 1.81"
- Scale: 35"
Pickups And Electronics
- Master Volume
- Pickup Balance
- Pickups: Aguilar AG5P-60/AG5J
- Pickup Configuration: P/J
- Preamp System: Aguilar OBP-2 preamp
- Hardware Color: Gold
- Bridge: Spector Locking Bridge; Aluminum
- Tuners: Gotoh GB-7
- Finish: High Gloss
- Strings: Spector Nickel
- Case: NS Hardshell Case
- Additional Info: Chuck Levin's Exclusive Walnut Burl
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