Warwick has unveiled details on this year’s limited edition bass, which will be a take on their Corvette $$ model. The Warwick Masterbuilt Warwick Corvette $$ Ltd 2016 comes in four and five-string versions with the option for left-handed orientation.
Its black korina body is topped with black walnut burl in a tinted natural transparent stain for a deep, rich hue. The neck is made of wenge and black korina. For fretted models, the bass comes with a white ebony fretboard, while fretless models are constructed with tigerstripe ebony.
Other features include Warwick machine heads with wooden knobs, black walnut burl block fretboard inlays, fluorescent side dots, and 24 jumbo bronze frets with Invisible Fretwork Technology. The pickups are configured with a Nordstrand J Pickup in the neck position and a Nordstrand Bigman pickup at the bridge. The Bigman has a coil-split switch and both pickups feed into an active Nordstrand 2-band preamp.
The Warwick Custom Shop Masterbuilt Corvette $$ Limited Edition 2016 Bass is available for order with prices of $4,029 for the four-string and $4,298 for the five-string.
Warwick Custom Shop Masterbuilt Corvette $$ Limited Edition 2016 Bass Specs:
|Scale length:||864 mm / 34″ (Longscale)|
|Top:||3/8″ Black Walnut Burl|
|Matched Headstock:||Black Walnut Burl in Tinted Natural Transparent Satin|
|Neck:||5-piece Wenge with Black Korina Stripes|
|Fretboard:||White Ebony fingerboard (fretted); Tigerstripe Ebony Fingerboard (fretless)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||508 mm / 20″|
|Frets:||24 Jumbo Bronze|
|Fret Treatment:||IFT - Invisible Fretwork Technology|
|Inlay:||Black Walnut Burl Block Inlays|
|Fluorescent Side Dot:||Illuminated Side Dots|
|Nut:||Just-A-Nut III Brass|
|Pickups:||Passive Nordstrand J pickup (neck), Passive Nordstrand Bigman (bridge)|
|Electronics:||Active Nordstrand 2 way electronic|
|Pot layout:||Volume (P/P) / Balance / passive Tone / Treble Bass stacked|
|Switch:||Mini-Switch for Bigman Coil Split|
|Machineheads:||Warwick Machine Heads with wooden knobs|
|Bridge system:||Warwick 2 pcs. Brass Bridge|
|Strap system:||Warwick Security locks|
|Finish:||Tinted Natural Transparent Satin|
|Hardware color:||Gold Hardware|
|Accessories:||Warwick User Kit|
|Case:||Handmade Genuine Leatherbag by Rockbag (RB 20205 B W)|