Gerald Marleaux is a world-class bass luthier based in Clauthal-Zellerfeld, Germany. His designs bring together the highest degrees of form and function into 4-, 5-, and 6-string basses.
Today we check out Marleaux’s Consat Signature, the luxury version of his flagship Consat model. Standard features include a 3- or 5-piece birdseye maple neck with wenge strips, an ebony fretboard with 24 frets, and a 2-piece body of select burl wood. The bass is further adorned with mother of pearl inlays and a Marleaux logo in mother of pearl.
Each component is custom made for the model with gold ETS hardware and a pair of humbuckers by Delano and a 3-band EQ. Since each bass is handmade, an array of options are available ranging from wood combinations, pickup combinations, colors, fretless, left-handed, and more.
Marleaux describes the bass’s sound as “detailed, boutique, transparent, and multi-faceted.” Check out these demo videos:
For more info, check out Marleaux Bass Guitars’ website
Marleaux Consat Signature Bass Photos:
Marleaux Consat Signature Bass Specs:
|Strings:||4, 5, or 6|
|Construction:||6 point bolt-on or neckthrough|
|Body:||2-piece of Select Burl Wood|
|Neck:||3 - 5 piece birds eye maple neck with strips of wenge|
|Inlays:||Mother of Pearl|
|Electronics:||Marleaux ‘ProgramAble’ 3-band EQ|
|Hardware:||Gold – ETS/Schaller+ security locks|
|Accessories:||Tools, Gigbag, Security Locks, Marleaux folder with certificate, information and electronic instructions|