Bass of the Week: CallowHill Guitars MDM

CallowHill Guitars MDM Bass closeupThis week we check out the CallowHill Guitars’ flagship bass, the MDM. The MDM was born out of three separate instrument models, and eventually evolved into a single model with several options.

The MDM is offered in 5- and 6-string versions with standard features including lightweight swamp ash bodies, Nordstrand pickups and a fully passive wiring stage with a modified Aguilar OBP-3 preamp.

Its passive stage is hardwired with solid silver teflon coated wiring for “optimum, uncolored transfer of tone from the pickups to the amplifier.”

The MDM’s neck features three piece construction with old growth maple and center strips of wenge.

Each bass is made to order at the CallowHill shop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As such, many options are available.

For more info, check out the CallowHill Guitars website.

CallowHill MDM Bass Specs:

  • Strings: 5 or 6
  • Body: Lightweight Swamp Ash
  • Neck: 3-piece Maple/Wenge
  • Fingerboard: Choice of Woods
  • Nut: Bone
  • Pickups: Nordstrand
  • Electronics: Passive Stage plus Modified Aguilar OBP-3
  • Tuning Machines: Hipshot Ultralite
  • Bridge: Hipshot “B” Style

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  1. Great to see Tim represented here…I am a multiple Callowhill owner!

  2. I will be an owner soon!

  3. Wow! The bass at the top with the red back is seriously cool!