Eastwood will be introducing a five-string version of their Classic hollow body bass as part of their crowdfunding platform. The Classic 5 Bass will be built with a bound laminated maple body, maple top, and bound f-holes.
Similar to the four-string, the fiver is fitted with a pair of EW-Retro humbuckers controlled with a 3-way switch. Its knobs are set up for a volume/volume/tone configuration. Other features include a bound maple neck, a rosewood fingerboard with shark teeth inlays, and a 30.5-inch scale.
The Eastwood Classic 5 Bass will go into production once their goal of $1,200 is met. It has a pre-order deposit of $150 with a final price of $599, which includes a custom gigbag. Eastwood says the bass is projected ship in March 2017.
Eastwood Custom Shop Classic 5 Bass Specs:
|Body:||Bound Laminated Maple, Maple Top, Bound F-Holes|
|Pickups:||Dual EW-Retro Humbuckers|
|Controls:||2 Volume 1 Tone|
|Bridge:||Wood Floating, Trapeze Tail|
|Neck:||Bound Maple, SET neck|
|Finger Board:||Rosewood, Sharks Teeth Inlays|
|Scale Length:||30 1/2″|
|Width at the Nut:||1 5/8″|
|Hardware:||Gotoh style Style Nickel/Chrome|
|Strings:||#45-#130 Long Scale|