Gear Watch: New affordable Zon Standard Series
Zon Guitars has announced a new affordable line of bass guitars called the Standard Series. Featuring the Mosaic, Sonus, and Legacy models, the new basses are handcrafted in Korea to Zon’s rigid quality requirements and then inspected for finish and setup at Zon’s facility in Redwood City.
“There are a lot of players out there who want to own a Zon bass, but their budget has restricted them from doing so. This new Standard Series now makes that possible,” says company President Joe Zon. “From their inception, we wanted to offer players a workhorse instrument of exceptional quality, worthy of the Zon brand and reputation—a bass with the sound and playability that would make it a genuine value for the dollar, an affordable bass that didn’t need to be hot-rodded by upgrading the pickups and hardware to make it a good-performing instrument. All Standard Series basses feature U.S. made Duncan pickups and Hipshot brass bridges, as well as 3-band active/passive electronics. The necks are three-piece maple with rosewood fingerboards and dual-action truss rods, and the bodies are made of quality tone woods with highly figured Maple, Bubinga or Walnut veneer tops. Even the gig bag is high-quality, thick, and very protective.”
All the new models of the Standard Series are available as 4- or 5-string with either gloss or satin finishes. Retail price starts at $1,599. For more, visit Zon’s web site.
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