Bass of the Week: CG Lutherie Sequel 5-String Hollow Body Fretless

I got a tip to check out CG Lutherie, a French bass builder, and I’m glad I did. The company’s Sequel bass is an interesting take on a hollow body with multiple sound holes on the bass side of the instrument.

CG Lutherie Sequel 5-String Hollow Body Fretless Bass

This 5-string fretless Sequel is built with a black limba body a neck of garapa and rosewood. It’s tied together with an ebony fingerboard, bridge, and tailpiece. The fingerboard has an extended section that runs along the B-string to act as a built-in thumb rest. The only metal hardware is a set of Hipshot Ultralight tuners.

CG Lutherie rounds the Sequel out with an active piezo pickup and preamp with bass, mid, and treble controls.

CG Lutherie Sequel Bass Photos:

CG Lutherie Sequel Bass Details:

Strings5
Scale34″
BodyBlack Limba
NeckGarapa, Rosewood
FingerboardEbony
BridgeEbony
TailpieceEbony
TunersHipshot
PickupActive Piezo
Electronics3-Band EQ

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CG Lutherie

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  1. Beautiful! I’d love to hear it.

  2. Tasteful minimalism – very cool.

  3. One of the most interesting basses I’ve seen here in a while…I’d love to play it. Not sure about that bridge design, but an all wood bridge is something I’ve contemplated for a while.

  4. very cool. I’d love to play that.

  5. Interesting concept…weird wood choice…ugly design

  6. the concept is a copy of one of my models, you could create something new cg basses