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Bass of the Week: Cunningham Bass & Guitarz RLJ-5 Splendour Jazz Bass

Cunningham Bass & Guitarz RLJ-5 Splendour Jazz Bass

Jamaica-born, Australia-based luthier Dwight Cunningham creates some stunning basses, including this gorgeous RLJ-5 Splendour Jazz Bass. The semi-hollow bass features a myrtle and alder body loaded with a Nordstrand Bigman pickup in the bridge position with a split coil in the neck position.

Its seven-piece neck is crafted from Myrtle, Indian Rosewood, Maple and Mahogany. The lined fretless fingerboard is ebony with 28 fret lines. Other features include a Nordstrand 3B-45 preamp, a Hipshot Chrome D-style bridge, and Hipshot chrome tuning heads.

Cunningham Bass & Guitarz RLJ-5 Splendour Jazz Bass Specs:

Construction:Bolt-on
Country of Origin:Australia
Body Tonewood:Myrtle & Alder
Colour:Natural Finish
Body Finish:High Gloss Acrylicurethane
Neck Tonewood:Myrtle, Indian, Rosewood, Maple and Mahogany
Fingerboard:Ebony
Scale Length:34″ Scale
Fingerboard Radius:18″
Fret Lines:28
Neck Finish:High Gloss Acrylicurethane
Pick Ups:Nordstrand Bigman Twin Coil, Nordstrand Split Coil
Pre Amp:Nordstrand 3B-35 Pre Amp
Control:volume (pull passive), blend, tone, push pull frequency selector on mid, and treble/bass stack
Switches:Mid frequency 200Hz, 300Hz, 400Hz. Parallel, single series.
Bridge:Hipshot Chrome D Style Bridge
Machine Heads:Hipshot Chrome Tuning Heads
Control Knobs:Chrome Dome Tops
Jack:Barrel Jack
Battery:9Volt
Accessories:Hard Case & Guitar Strap
Strings:Ernie Ball Silky Flat Wound

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