Spector Adds NS-5 Bass to USA Neck Thru Series

Spector NS-5 USA Neck Thru Bass

Spector has reintroduced the NS-5 to their USA Neck-Thru Series of basses. First made between 1987 and 1990 during the company’s Kramer era, the new NS-5 retains the same features while offering current Spector build options.

Its neck is a 3-piece laminate of Rock Maple fitted with AAAA figured maple body wings or optional exotic top wings (Buckeye Burl shown). The fingerboard is a choice of Pau Ferro, Ebony, or Premium Birdseye Maple and is adorned with crown inlays in either abalone, mother-of-pearl, or black mother-of-pearl.

Spector NS-5 USA Neck Thru Bass - back

As with the original production NS-5, the new model sports a pair of active EMG J pickups matched with Spector’s 9V circuit. Hardware includes Gotoh GB-7 tuning machines, a Spector USA locking bridge, and Dunlop Dual Design straplocks.

The Spector NS-5 is available in 2013, though the company is currently taking orders. The expected list price is $6,299. For more info, check out the company’s new Spector Guitars website, which details the company, its history, and past models.

Spector NS-5 USA Neck Thru Series Bass Specs:

  • Scale: 34?
  • Construction: Neck Thru
  • Body: AAAA Figured Maple Wings (Solid) or optional Exotic Top Wings
  • Neck: 3-Piece Rock Maple
  • Fingerboard: Pau Ferro (Bolivian Rosewood), Ebony or Premium Birdseye Maple
  • Frets: 24
  • Inlays: Abalone, Mother-of-Pearl or Black Mother-of-Pearl Crown
  • Electronics: Spector USA 9v Circuit
  • Pickups: Active EMG® J Pickups
  • Bridge: Spector USA Locking Bridge
  • Tuners: Gotoh GB-7 Tuning Machines
  • Other: Dunlop Dual Design Straplocks
  • Options include Hipshot Xtender-Detuner, lined or unlined fretless and a variety of stain choices (for figured maple wings)
  • Finish options include matte or high gloss finishes

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  1. USA Spectors are so bad value… in every way similar to the Czech built ones and yet… 4000 dollars extra… it’s not as though Czechs have stellar reputation as instrument builders either u.u noooot at all… I’d consider the Czech ones though (: damn nice basses :b.

    • Considering I’ve played both a US series Spector and own a Euro model, the US ones are worth every penny, and so are the Euro series. They feel and play almost identically, which they should quite honestly. Sound? Totally different ball game. Don’t knock the Czech either…they put their heart in the Euro series. Ask anyone who plays one. I mean, if the Euro series is good enough for Ian Hill of Judas Priest, Rex Brown of Pantera and Down, and Alex Webster of Cannibal Corpse, I would assume their quality is well worth it if all these artists are still using them to this day.

    • that was my point… I wouldn’t pay 4000 extra for a US when the Czech ones are so good :b