Bass of the Week: Marleaux Diva
Gerald Marleaux’s artistic flair really shines through in his Diva model, a fretless bass with an avant-garde body shape and three-octave rosewood fingerboard.
Designed to have an acoustic resonance reminiscent of an upright bass, the neck-through bass is built with a three-piece padauk neck with a custom choice of woods for the body wings and top.
The Diva includes a single custom-made oval quad-coil pickup made by Delano, which can be switched between single coil, parallel, and series modes. The passive volume and tone control knobs are slightly recessed for a cool ergonomic feel. All the hardware can be either chrome or gold and is custom made by ETS and Schaller.
The Marleaux Diva is available in 4-, 5-, and 6-string models with further customization options. The bass has a street price of $5,950, which includes options and shipping.
Marleaux Diva Photo Gallery:
Marleaux Diva Specs:
|Neck:||3-piece Padauk Neck|
|Fingerboard:||Rosewood, with 3 octaves|
|Body:||2-piece Body Wings With Top, Wood of Choice|
|Pickup:||Diva Quad-coil, Custom Made by Delano, Wood Cover|
|Controls:||Pickup Mode Switch, Passive Volume, Passive Tone|
|Hardware:||Chrome or Gold, Custom Made by ETS/Schaller; Security Locks|
Marleaux Diva Demo:
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