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Marleaux Bass Guitars Introduces Votan XS Deluxe Model

German luthier Gerald Marleaux has introduced a new model for 2013 named the Votan XS Deluxe. Continuing on the traditionally inspired Votan series, the XS Deluxe features a slim birdseye maple neck and a smaller solid African Dibetou hardwood body.

Marleaux Votan XS Deluxe Model Bass

The Votan XS Deluxe is fitted with a pair of Delano JSBC custom single coil pickups and a Marleaux 2-band EQ with passive tone control. Hardware includes a custom chrome bridge by ETS and Schaller tuners.

In addition to the base model, Marleaux unveiled the Votan XS Deluxe Chip Shearin Signature, which substitutes a swamp ash body for the Dibetou and comes with a birdseye maple fingerboard with oval inlays.

The Marleax Votan XS Deluxe is available in four and five-string versions with tons of custom options available. It’s available for order with a retail price of $4,400 for the four-string and $4,600 for the five-string. For more info, check out the Marleaux website.

Marleaux Votan XS Deluxe Specs:

  • Construction: Bolt-on
  • Body: African Dibetou (Swamp Ash for Chip Shearin Signature)
  • Neck: Birdseye Maple with Slim Profile
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood or Maple (Birdseye Maple for Chip Shearin Signature)
  • Frets: 22
  • Finish: Satin
  • Pickups: Delano JSBC Custom Single Coil Pickups
  • Electronics: Marleaux 2-Band EQ With Passive Tone Control
  • Bridge: Custom Chrome Marleaux Bridge By ETS
  • Tuners: Schaller
  • Handcrafted in Germany