This week we take a look at the MIA, a custom fretless P-style bass built by Serbian luthier Milos Tomisic. The design is the brainchild of bassist Marko Cvetkovic, who put his work talents to use for his musical endeavors.
“After some planning, [Tomisic] decided to start his own model line and that’s where we started to cooperate,” Cvetkovic writes. “Beside my music activity, I am industrial designer so I combined my profession with my hobby to create something new and interesting. Our main idea was to create instruments that will follow common standards but improved and different enough to highlight authors creativity.”
The MIA is their first project together. It features a chambered ash body topped with European black walnut for a rich, organic look. They also decided to keep things on the minimalist side with a single pickup and volume control.
“We wanted to create simple but unique instrument that will offer rich sound that should easily can be used as a double bass replacement,” Cvetkovic continues. “Our intention was to create instrument that will perfectly fit music genres where the bass is fundamental instrument, like Jazz, Blues or acoustic music. The whole idea is improved by using custom made components like Chukamoto P Bass noiseless pickup and custom made optimum contact Maistronik bridge.”
Tomisic Guitars MIA Fretless Bass Photos:
Tomisic Guitars MIA Fretless Bass Specs:
|Body Back and Sides:||Ash|
|Top:||European Black Walnut|
|Neck:||European Black Walnut|
|Pickup:||Chucamoto Custom Single Noiseless P Pickup|
|Bridge:||Maistornik custom made steel OPTIMUM contact bridge|
For more, check out the Tomisic Guitars website.