Bass of the Week: Stellart Guitars Athena

Stellart Guitars Athena Bass

This week we’re checking out the Stellart Guitars Athena, which is a five-string bass featuring a chambered body and neck-through construction. The gorgeous instrument is centered around a nine-piece neck made from purpleheart, maple, Black Gabon ebony, and padauk. It’s topped with a Ziricote fingerboard inlaid with a mother of pearl fleur de lis at the 12th fret.

The bass’s body is also a laminate of maple, padauk, and purpleheart, while the back is bookmatched Ziricote. On top is bookmatched Cocobolo that looks like you could take a bite out of it. Finally, the headstock veneer continues the exotic wood themes with cocobolo, maple, and padauk. A mother of pearl unicorn is inlaid there, as well.

Other features on the bass include EMG pickups, an EMG BQS preamp, a Babicz bridge, and Sperzel tuners.

Stellart Guitars Athena Bass Specs:

Scale length:34″
Body wood:Laminated Maple/Padaouk/Maple/Purple heart/Maple and book matched Ziricote back
Top Wood:Book matched Cocobolo
Neck through wood:9 piece laminate, Purple Heart/Maple/Black Gabon Ebony/Maple/Padaouk
Fretboard Wood:Highly figured Ziricote with a white mother of pearl 12th fret fleur de lys and side dots inlays
Headstock veneer:Cocobolo with Maple/Padaouk/Maple pinstripes and white mother of pearl unicorn inlay
Truss rod cover:inlaid continuous Cocobolo
Neck reinforcement:Low profile dual action truss rod with 2 carbon fibre rods
Fretboard radius:14″
Neck to body break angle:
Headstock break angle:12º
Nut:Scalloped brass
Bridge:Babicz (full contact hardware) 5-string bass black finish
Machine heads:Sperzel bass locking black finish
Neck pickup:EMG P5
Bridge pickup:EMG J5
Electronics:EMG BQS active EQ system 5 knob system features a balance control (blend) and master volume with separate bass and treble pots along with the concentric mid-control (stacked) and 18 V power supply for extra headroom
Control knobs:Ebony with white mother of pearl dots
Finish:Eco-friendly oil
String gauge:0.045″ - 0.130″

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