Bass of the Week: Soame Custom Guitars PJ435

Soame Custom Guitars PJ435 Bass

Sometimes you see photos of a bass posted on Facebook, and you just have to stop to check it out. This gorgeous Soame Custom Guitars PJ435 bass was one of those for me.

Handmade in Argentina, the bass features a Northern ash body and a bookmatched flamed maple top that really pops thanks to a stunning Bahama Blue satin finish.

The hard maple neck is topped with a birdseye maple fingerboard which stands as a stark contrast to the bass’s black satin pickguard and hardware. It has an extended 35-inch scale with 22 frets. This particular bass is tuned to B, E, A, and D; a fourth lower than standard tuning.

The pickups are a set of EMG PJ4’s matched with an Aguilar OBP-2 preamp. Hardware includes Hipshot Ultralite tuners, a Hipshot aluminum A Style Bridge, and a brass nut.

Soame Custom Guitars PJ435 Bass Photos:

Soame Custom Guitars PJ435 Bass Specs:

Body:Northern Ash
Top:Bookmatched Flamed Maple
Body Finish:Bahama Blue Satin
Neck:Hard Maple
Fingerboard :Birdseyes Maple
Frets:22 frets
Fret Dots:Dot Abalone Pearl
Tuner:Hipshot Ultralite
Bridge:Hipshot Aluminium “A” Style
Pickguard:Black Satin 1 ply
Pickups:EMG PJ4 Active.
Electronics:Aguilar OBP-2
Tuning:B E A D

For more, check out Soame’s Facebook page.

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  1. Simply wonderful… =Q__

  2. PhiDeck

    Uh, 5 semitones (B – E) is a fourth, not a fifth.