Sandberg Guitars have revealed a limited run of the Ultra Masterpiece aged bass this week at the NAMM Show in LA.15 California Masterpiece basses in a natural finish, an option not available on their web-configurator, have been produced, with Sandberg stating “these are probably the most realistic Masterpiece aged basses w’eve ever made!”The Ultra Masterpiece Limited Edition have a specially selected flamed alder OR swamp ash body, combined with a maple neck and black block inlays.
“In the beginning, we were not really convinced by the idea of a natural finish heavily aged bass, but now, …we have just photographed all 15 old natural ladies, dived into all their little details, like a micro filming, capturing every wood cell…and wow!! – these 15 basses are so stunning!!! Christian, our masterpiece builder, has done a wonderful job. We are blown away with the excellence of Christians work, but then again he’s got 17 years of passion and experience in ageing instruments., Its surprised even ourselves how every micro detail is so good and realistic looking and sounding. Without doubt Christian is the best in the industry at ageing instruments !!”
These limited edition basses are subjected to 100 hours of vibration treatment, much more than usual, plus the thermo treatment of all wood parts to make the bass respond like a heavily played old instrument.. The final result is a bass that all but smells of a 30 years heavy treated instrument – it`s here, it`s realistic!
Sandberg are really proud of what has been achieved.
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