Serek Basses announced a new model at the Summer NAMM Show this year. The Midwestern 2 is a new version of the company’s flagship model with a few new refinements. It still retains many of the same features – a light-weight mahogany body, short scale, vintage profiled neck, and Hipshot hardware – but has a new body shape for playability.
“New features include a lower cutaway, new sleek pickguard design, and 21 frets,” luthier Jake Serek explains. “When designing the original Midwestern, I had to sacrifice some fret access to maintain the symmetrical, vintage-inspired body shape. The Midwestern 2 gives the player full access to all 21 frets.”
The Midwestern 2 comes with a Guild BS-1 BiSonic pickup, though a Curtis Novak BS-DS is available upon request. A two pickup configuration is also available. It will come in three finishes: Satin Golden Mahogany, Satin Aged Cherry, and Satin Faded Black.
Check out this demo by Serek:
The Serek Basses Midwestern 2 is available for order starting this month with a starting price of $1,750.
Serek Basses Midwestern 2 Bass Specs:
|Nut Type:||Bone or Brass|
|Fingerboard Radius:||12-14″ Compound|
|Neck Wood:||2-Piece Mahogany|
|Weight:||Approx. 7-9 lbs|
|Bridge:||Hipshot 2 Point Supertone|
|Pickups:||Guild BS-1 or Curtis Novak|
|Finish:||Satin Golden Mahogany, Satin Aged Cherry, or Satin Faded Black|