Sandberg Guitars Unveils 35th Anniversary California Supreme 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|
|Neck:||Roasted Norwegian Maple|
|Side Markers:||Glow-in-the-Dark Side Dots|
|Electronics:||Sandberg 3-band, pickup split, three way switch for 3 different mid-frequences (160Hz, 900Hz, 480Hz)|