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Warwick Launches Leland Sklar Signature Bass

Warwick Sklar Bass 1 #16-3315

After introducing a prototype at NAMM last year, Warwick has launched the Sklar Bass I Signature bass. Made with legendary session bassist Leland Sklar, the hollowbody four-stringer is based on the Star Bass with modifications for Sklar’s liking including an arm support built into the body.

The German master-built instrument is built with a carved body crafted from mahogany with a AAA flamed maple top. Its flamed maple neck is topped with a tigerstripe ebony fingerboard fitted with 21 small nickelsivler frets. The pickups are a pair of MEC Vintage singlecoils matched to an active Warwick 2-band preamp. It also includes Sklar’s infamous Producer Switch, which has no function except to appease producers who want to “hear” something different.

Sklar’s personal custom version of the bass has a AAAA quilted maple top and an upgraded producer switch that have five positions with LEDs. The fifth position lights up a certain hand gesture for which the bassist is known.

Check out Sklar going over the bass here:

The Warwick Sklar Bass I Signature bass is available for order now with a retail price of $10,999. It comes with a genuine leather handmade gig bag and individually issued certificate of authenticity.

Warwick Sklar Bass I Signature Specs:

Matched Headstock:Flamed Maple
Machineheads:Warwick Machineheads with wooden knobs
Nut:Just-a-Nut III Brass
Neck Wood:Flamed Maple
Fretboard:Tigerstripe Ebony
Inlay:No
Fluorescent Side Dot:Illuminated Side Dots
Fingerboard Radius:20″ / 502mm
Scale length:864 mm / 34″ (Longscale)
Fret quantity material and size:21 Small and Flat Nickelsilver frets (Width: 2mm / Height: 1mm)
Frets:IFT - Invisible Fretwork Technology
Body Shape:Carved
Bodywood (Topwood / Backwood):AAA Flamed Maple Top with Flamed Maple arm support and Mahogany Side and Back
Pickups:Active MEC Vintage Singlecoils (neck and bridge)
Electronics:Active Warwick 2 way electronic with Producer switch
Pot layout:Volume P/P / Balance / Bass / Treble - Vintage style Control knobs
Switch:3 way Toggle
Function of switch:No function
Bridge system:2 pcs. solid Brass Warwick Bridge
Strap system:Warwick Security locks
Construction:Set Neck
Color Possibilities Righthand:Natural Oil Finish, Transparent Satin or High Polish Finish
Color Possibilities Lefthand:No lefthand version available
Hardware colour:Gold Hardware
String label / gauges:Warwick EMP Coated Strings: 045″-105″
Weight:4,0 kg
included accessories:Warwick User Kit
Packing:Handmade Genuine Leatherbag by Rockbag® (RB 20211 B W)
Certificate:Individually issued certificate of authenticity

Warwick Sklar Bass 1 #16-3315 Specs:

Matched Headstock:AAAA Quilted Maple
Nut:Just-a-Nut III Brass
Mechineheads:Warwick Machineheads with wooden knobs and D-Tuner
Neck Wood:Flamed Maple
Fretboard:Tigerstripe Ebony
Inlay:No
Led or Fluorescent Side Dots:White Side Edge LEDs
Fingerboard Radius:20″ / 502mm
Scale length:864 mm / 34″ (Longscale)
Fret quanitiy material and size:21 Small and Flat Nickelsilver frets (Width: 2mm / Height:1mm)
Frets:IFT - Invisible Fretwork Technology
Body Shape:Carved
Bodywood (Topwood / Backwood):1″ AAAA Quilted Maple Top and Mahogany Side and Back
Pickups:Active MEC Vintage Singlecoils (neck and bridge)
Electronics:Active Warwick 2 way electronic with Producer switch
Pot layout:Volume P/P / Balance / Bass / Treble - Vintage style Control knobs
Switch:5 way Toggle
Function of switch:Special LED function
Bridge system:2 pcs. solid Brass Warwick Bridge
Strap system:Warwick Security locks
Construction:Set Neck
Colour possibilities:Honey Sunburst Transparent High Polish
Hardware colour:Gold Hardware
String label / String gaues:Warwick EMP Coated Strings: 045″-105″
Weight:4,5 kg
Included accessories:Warwick User Kit
Packing:Handmade Genuine Leatherbag by Rockbag® (RB 20211 B W)
Certificate:Individually issued certificate of authenticity
Upgrades from Sklar Bass I:Matched Headstock, D-Tuner, Side LEDs, Alternate Body Wood, Special LED Function Switch, Natural Oil Finish on Neck
Customer SO Number:NAMM 2017 - Lee Sklar / Band: Diverse/Phil Colins/Toto

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