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Bass of the Week: Moscato Guitars Funk Bass

Moscato Funk Bass 5

Luthier Jean-Luc Moscato designed his Funk Bass model with the groove in mind. Built around a pair of his single-coil pickups, the instrument is described as the best choice for slap lovers.

“[The] Funk Bass is a perfect combination of [a dual] single-coil pickups configuration and high range manufacturing‘s lovers,” his website states. “Find a typical sound of Funk Music and Jazz.”

The Funk Bass has a distinctly funky body shape with a deep cutaway for access all the way up to the top frets. It’s built with a body of Ibua burl, maple, and mahogany with a maple and mahogany neck that’s reinforced with carbon fiber. The 24-fret fingerboard comes in either ebony or bubinga, which Moscato says will ensure “a perfect sustain and precision.” Other features include a John East U-Retro Deluxe preamp, Hipshot Ultralite tuners, and a brass Hipshot bridge.

Moscato Guitars Funk Bass Specs:

Strings:5
Scale:34″
Body:Ibua Burl, Maple, Mahogany
Neck:Maple, Mahogany,
Neck Reinforcements:2 Truss Rods, Carbon strips
Fingerboard:Ebony or Bubinga,
Frets:24
Pickups:Moscato Single Coils
Preamp:John East U-Retro Deluxe 5 knobs 3 bands
Tuners:Hipshot Ultra Light 3/8
Nut:Brass Moscato
Bridge:Brass Hipshot

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