Bass of the Week: BL Design Caracal 5
BL Design shared one of their recent builds and it stopped me in my tracks. This Caracal 5 is a five-string bass with a 35-inch scale and an incredible crotch walnut top. Its equally beautiful body is made from Spanish cedar while the 3-piece wenge and ash neck is fitted with an East Indian rosewood fingerboard adorned with Mother of Pearl side markers.
For electronics, luthier Beau Leopard chose a pair of Nordstrand Big Rig pickups matched to a Nordstrand 3B preamp. Other features include Hipshot Ultralite tuners, an ETS Tuning Fork bridge, and a high gloss polyester finish.
BL Design Caracal 5-String Bass Specs:
|Spanish Cedar 2 piece end matched
|3-piece Wenge & Ash Neck with wenge/maple heelblock
|East Indian Rosewood
|MOP side markers
|Compound 12″ at nut
|Nordstrand Big Rig
|ETS Tuning Fork
|String Spacing at Bridge:
|High Gloss Polyester