Schecter Announces Michael Anthony Koa Top USA Signature Bass
After releasing a signature model in 2016, Schecter and Michael Anthony teamed up again to release a new version of the bass. The 2019 USA Signature edition of the instrument features a koa top with a natural finish to show off the grain.
The rest of its body is made from a 5-ply laminate of ash and walnut while its neck is 5-ply maple and walnut. The rosewood fretboard has binding and is marked with silver ring inlays and acrylic dots for side markers. Another key feature of the bass is its Schecter Signature Michael Anthony pickup set, which is modeled after his original Monster Tone P/J set.
“Voiced after Michaels original Schecter Set, these pickups won’t leave you bottoms up,” Schecter writes. “A straight hardwired series split P style in the neck and a full power Single J for the bridge are perfectly paired. 16 .25″ steel poles in all, energized by custom sintered Ceramic magnets provide punch, power and incredible dexterity when used in conjunction with a standard passive Vol-Tone configuration.”
Other features include Schecter tuners with a Hipshot Drop D, a Schecter brass string-through bridge, and a three-way toggle pickup selector. The Schecter Michael Anthony Koa Top USA Signature bass is made in the company’s custom shop and carries an MSRP of $3,999.
Schecter Michael Anthony Koa Top USA Signature Bass Specs:
|Body Material:||5-ply Ash/Walnut|
|Neck Material:||5-ply Maple/Walnut|
|Fretboard Material:||Rosewood w/Binding|
|Inlays:||Silver Ring w/Acrylic Dot|
|Frets:||21 German Silver Frets|
|Fretboard Radius:||12? (305mm)|
|Neck Shape:||Custom C|
|Nut:||Graph Tech TUSQ|
|Pickups:||Schecter Signature Michael Anthony Set|
|Bridge:||Schecter Custom Brass String Through|
|Tuners:||Schecter Custom Bass Tuners With Hipshot Drop D|