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Spector Introduces NS-2 CT-B Carved Top Bass

Stuart Spector was showing off his latest creation at NAMM this year with the Spector NS-2 CT-B, a carved top take on the company’s flagship NS-2 model. Handbuilt in Spector’s U.S. workshop, the bass features a chambered alder body with a redwood top that’s carved on both the inside and outside surfaces. The top also fits their Helium series and is made from wood reclaimed from New York City water tanks.

Spector NS-2 CT-B Bass

The three-piece maple neck is their “Shorty” style with a scale length measuring at 30 3/8 inches. It’s reinforced with graphite rods for additional strength and fitted with a pau ferro fingerboard.

The magnetic pickup is a special EMG 35CS that’s mounted to the bass’s alder back, while the ebony bridge is fitted with a Fishman piezo system. Electronics include an Aguilar OBP-3 preamp with a 3-band EQ and a mid-frequency toggle between 400Hz and 800Hz. The bass is rounded out with a rosewood tailpiece, ebony headstock veneer, and Dunlop Dual Design strap buttons.

Spector NS-2 CT-B Bass - Back

The Spector NS-2 CT-B is available for order now with a list price of $4,299.

Spector NS-2 CT-B Bass Specs:

Body:Alder with 85% resonance chambers
Top:Helium reclaimed redwood carved top
Color:Antique Honeyburst
Finish:Matte Poly
Neck:3-piece Maple w/Graphite Reinforcement
Fingerboard:Pau Ferro
Frets:24
Scale:30 3/8″
Radius:16″
Width at Nut:1.64″
Headstock Face Veneer:Ebony
Pickups:EMG 35CS, Fishman Piezo
Electronics:Aguilar OBP-3
Controls:Master Volume, Pickup Balance, Stack pot : Treble Boost/Cut, Bass Boost/Cut, Midrange Boost/Cut With Push/Pull Function for 400/800 Frequency Selection
Hardware:Black
Bridge:Ebony with Rosewood Tailpiece
Strap Buttons:Dunlop Dual Design
Nut:Brass
Case:Form Fit Hardshell Case Included