Sandberg Guitars Unveils 35th Anniversary California Supreme Bass

Sandberg California Supreme Blueburst Bass

Sandberg Guitars is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year with a limited edition version of the California Supreme. Described as the “boutique bass flagship of Braunschweig’s creative forge,” the bass is built with a chambered European alder body topped with quilted maple with a matching headstock.

“Beyond that, this bass embodies all the experience and all the technical refinements that Sandberg mastermind Holger Stonjek and his team have developed in over 3 decades,” a press release states. “The 6-bolt neck made of European maple was subjected to Sandberg’s signature ‘Thermo Treatment.’ In this process, the tonewoods are roasted in a special thermal oven for several days. The result: the cell structure of the wood changes in such a way that the wood vibrates like an old, seasoned piece of wood. The wood also gets less sensitive to climatic changes as a result.”

The bass is available in both four-string and five-string versions, each fitted with a pair of Delano X-Tender pickups and Sandberg’s 3-band preamp. It has bass, mid, treble, and balance controls, plus the push/pull volume knob puts the bass into passive mode. In passive, the treble control functions as a passive treble blend.

Hear Sandberg’s Holger Stonjek talk all about it:

The Sandberg 35th Anniversary California Supreme is available now with prices of $3,859 for the four-string and $3,999 for the five-string.

Sandberg Guitars 35th Anniversary California Supreme Bass Specs:

Construction:Bolt-on (6 Bolt)
Body:Chambered European Alder
Top:Quilted Maple
Neck:Roasted Norwegian Maple
Inlays:Oval inlays
Side Markers:Glow-in-the-Dark Side Dots
Pickups:Delano X-Tender
Electronics:Sandberg 3-band, pickup split, three way switch for 3 different mid-frequences (160Hz, 900Hz, 480Hz)
Finish:High Gloss

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  1. Wow, nice! …reminds me very much of the Votan XS by Marleaux Bass Guitars, Delano pickups & the same look for the knobs… from Germany, any relation? Happy 35th <3 :-)