Bass of the Week: Malinoski Guitars Nero Bass #395
The NAMM Show has a row called the Boutique Guitar Showcase, which allows for independent luthiers to show off their instruments. This year I got to check it out and catch up with Peter Malinoski of Malinoski Guitars, who showed me his Nero model.
The hollow body bass has a Spanish cedar back, fir body frame, and a spalted maple top that sports an original f-hole shape. It has a medium 32-inch scale with a maple neck and wenge fingerboard. A massive wooden pickup cover conceals two of Malinoski’s Type 14 humbuckers. The Nero also has a piezo transducer, and the builder wires it all up with a Bournes volume pot, a CTS volume pot with push/pull for the piezo, and a Switchcraft three-way toggle. Other features include 26 frets, a Hipshot A-style bridge, and Gotoh compact tuners.
Malinoski Guitars Nero Bass #395 Specs:
|Body:||Spanish Cedar Back, Fir Frame|
|Neck:||Maple with Carbon Fiber Reinforcement|
|Pickups:||Malinoski Type14 HB, Passive Piezo|
|Pots:||Bournes Volume Pot, CTS Volume Pot With Push/Pull Piezo Activation, Switchcraft 3-Way Toggle|
|Bridge:||Hipshot A-Style Aluminum|