Warwick Unveils Two New Robert Trujillo Signature Basses

Warwick has introduced the Artist Series Robert Trujillo NT and the Rockbass Artist Line Robert Trujillo basses. The new models are built with similar specs to his existing signature Streamer bass, but are built in different factories to keep the price point down.

Warwick's Robert Trujillo Artist Series Bass (5 string)

Available in 4- or 5-string versions, the Artist Series bass features a neck-through design with a maple neck accented with Ekanga Veneer stripes.

The body is maple with a AA Quilted Maple top finished in an eye-catching Ocean Blue. The fingerboard is Tigerstripe Ebony, and has the Metallica logo inlaid at the 12th fret.

In keeping with Trujillo’s specs, it includes a pair of active EMG J-style pickups and active Bartolini 3-way electronics.

Robert Trujillo Artist Series Bass Specs:

  • Neck through
  • Available as 4- and 5-string
  • Available only as right handed version
  • Warwick Machine heads
  • Just a Nut III
  • 34? Scale
  • 24 Nickelsilver Jumbo frets
  • Tigerstripe Ebony fingerboard
  • RT Inlay in mother of Pearl inlays
  • Maple neck with Ekanga Veneer Stripes
  • 4 string regular neck; 5 string special Robert Trujillo asymmetrical neck shape
  • Maple body with AA Quilted Maple Top
  • Ocean Blue COF
  • Active EMG J/J Pickups
  • Active Bartolini 3-way electronics
  • Warwick 2-piece bridge
  • Warwick security locks
  • Chrome hardware color
  • Weight: 4-string: 4 kg (8.8 lbs); 5-string: 4.3 kg (9.4 lbs)
  • Includes “Deluxe” RockBag

The Rockbass Robert Trujillo is the first in the Rockbass Artist Line, which is built in Warwick’s facility in China. The model is a bolt-on design, with an alder body, maple neck with Ekanga veneers, and a Tigerstripe Ebony fingerboard.

Warwick's Artist Line Robert Trujillo Bass (4-string)

Similar to Warwick’s Korean Artist Series bass, it also features the Metallica inlay and the pair of EMG J/J pickups, however the Bartolini preamp is exchanged for MEC 3-way electronics. The bass comes in a Black Satin finish.

Rockbass Artist Line Robert Trujillo Bass Specs:

  • Bolt-on
  • Available as 4- or 5-string, only fretted version
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck with Ekanga veneers
  • 4 string regular neck; 5 string special asymmetrical neckshape
  • Tigerstripe Ebony fingerboard
  • 34? Scale
  • 24 frets
  • Active EMG J/J pickups
  • Active MEC 3-way electronics
  • Patented Easy Access™ electronics compartment
  • Black Satin Finish
  • Warwick machine heads
  • Warwick two-piece bridge
  • Warwick security locks
  • Chrome hardware
  • Just-A-Nut III
  • Weight: 4-string: 3,8 kg (8.3 lbs); 5-string: 4,3 kg (9.4 lbs)

Though the US price list is not yet available, the Artist Series Robert Trujillo NT and the Rockbass Artist Line Robert Trujillo basses have European MSRPs starting at €2,229 and €1,469 (approximately $2,932 and $1,932 USD), respectively. For more, check out the Warwick website.

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  1. Looks like a Spector bass?

    • Spector actually helped Warwick get there start. sort of like OLP and Musicman only better.

    • They sure don’t play or sound like a Spector to me.

    • Mike Bercik I’ve had bad luck with two Warwick highend basses. A Streamer Stage I that had a floating preamp and a Streamer LX Limited Edition that had a messed up input jack. I like my Spector NS-4 way better. I don’t think very highly about Warwicks quality control at all. It’s as bad as Rickenbackers.

  2. Okay seriously, how many signature basses has Trujillo had already? At least one Zon, these two Warwicks (any more?), and I think a Fernandes. Just crazy..

  3. Almost 2k for a Rockbass? They must be out of their minds!

  4. Almost 2k for a Rockbass? They must be out of their minds!

  5. bitch please…

  6. There seems to be a “Signature” model coming out every other day, regardless of the manufacturer.

  7. When you are that good, people come to you!