Bass of the Week: Sivcak Guitars NDHS 5 062916
Slovakia’s Sivcak Guitars has three lines of bass guitars, but the NDHS was their first model. Each bass is handmade in their workshop and as such have continually improved over the years.
“Elegant shape and unique design have been favored with a wide range of musicians of various genres from all over the world,” the company writes. “Each instrument of our production is treated in detail and shaped to adapt to a players body. Bass guitar body curves enable comfortable access of the highest positions of the 22-fret fingerboard. Compared to the body thickness, the neck joint is thinner and makes the transition between the body and the neck more subtle.”
This particular NDHS is a five-string built with a U.S. swamp ash body that’s topped with quilted maple and finished in a cool red burst. Its neck is Canadian hard maple completed with a birdseye maple fretboard, which is adorned with abalone inlays. Its electronics include a pair of Nordstrand Fatstacks matched to an Aguilar OBP-3 preamp. Finally, a Hipshot B-style bridge and Gotoh 720 Lite tuners round the bass out.
Sivcak Guitars NDHS 5 062916 Bass Specs:
|Construction:||Bolt-On Construction /5X Steel Screw|
|Body:||Swamp Ash US|
|Top:||Curly & Quilt maple|
|Neck:||Hard Maple CA|
|Nut:||Graphtech Black TUSQ Nut 46,5 mm|
|Fingerboard:||Birdseye Maple CA + Abanone Inlay|
|Machine Head:||Gotoh 720 Lite|
|Bridge:||Hipshot B / 19 mm Saddle|
|Pickups:||Nordstrand FatStack 5|
|Fret wire:||2.5 mm Special Steel|
|Finish:||Neck Satin Nitro Lacquer / Body High Gloss Lack (Red Burst)|