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Serek Updates the Midwestern Bass

Serek Basses Midwestern 2 Bass

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 Width:1?″
Nut Type:Bone or Brass
Scale Length:30.5″
Frets:20 Nickel
Fingerboard Radius:12-14″ Compound
Fingerboard:Pau Ferro
Body Wood:Mahogany
Neck Wood:2-Piece Mahogany
Weight:Approx. 7-9 lbs
Tuners:Hipshot Ultralite
Bridge:Hipshot 2 Point Supertone
Pickups:Guild BS-1 or Curtis Novak
Controls:VV-Vol-Tone
Finish:Satin Golden Mahogany, Satin Aged Cherry, or Satin Faded Black