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Bass of the Week: Ele Custom Basses Puntundo 5

This week we’re checking out the Puntundo 5 by Spain’s Ele Custom Basses. This version of their El Puntundo bass was made for Fabio Lessa and features the headless version of the striking singlecut design.

Ele Custom Basses Puntundo 5

One’s eye is led straight to the buckeye burl top, which is accentuated with matching pickup covers. The set-neck bass is also built with a mahogany body matched to a flame maple neck with padauk stringers. Its birdseye maple fingerboard includes a zero fret to account for the headless design and lack of a nut. Ele fitted the bass with a pair of alnico V jazz style pickups and a Bartolini preamp. Controls include an active/passive selector, balance, tone, treble, middle with selectable frequencies, and bass knobs.

Ele Custom Basses Puntundo 5 Bass Specs:

Construction:Set Neck
Top:Buckeye Burl
Neck:3 Piece Flame Maple, 2 Piece Padauk Neck
Fingerboard:Birdseye Maple
Frets:24 with Zero Fret
Knobs and Pickup Covers:Buckeye Burl
Pickups:Ele Alnico V Jazz
Bridge:ETS Tuning Bridge
Other:Stainless Steel String Locking Piece, Dunlop Strap Locks