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Marleaux Consat Custom Bass: Detailed. Strongly Voiced. Exotic.
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Marleaux Consat Custom Bass: Detailed. Strongly Voiced. Exotic.

Take a look at the Marleaux Consat Custom Bass, which offers countless exotic woods and different construction techniques. Check out the gallery, videos, audio clips, and more.

Bass of the Week: Marleaux Bass Guitars Contra
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Bass of the Week: Marleaux Bass Guitars Contra

Gerald Marleaux is hands down one of my favorite bass builders. His artistic touch and attention to detail make all of his instruments play and sound just as good as they look. This week we’re checking out his Contra model, which takes its semi-acoustic design in part from the violin family. “The Contra is made with the same materials as...

Marleaux Basses Unveils the Tiuz
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Marleaux Basses Unveils the Tiuz

Master luthier Gerald Marleaux unveiled a brand new model at the NAMM Show this year called the Tiuz. Named after the mythological German god, the bass is designed to be lightweight, customizable, and flexible. That flexibility is due in part to Marleaux’s new pickups and preamp. “The heart of the TIUZ lies in a brand new electronics package,” the Marleaux...

Bass of the Week: Marleaux Consat Signature
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Marleaux Consat Signature

Gerald Marleaux is a world-class bass luthier based in Clauthal-Zellerfeld, Germany. His designs bring together the highest degrees of form and function into 4-, 5-, and 6-string basses. Today we check out Marleaux’s Consat Signature, the luxury version of his flagship Consat model. Standard features include a 3- or 5-piece birdseye maple neck with wenge strips, an ebony fretboard with...

Marleaux Bass Guitars Introduces Votan XS Deluxe Model
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Marleaux Bass Guitars Introduces Votan XS Deluxe Model

German luthier Gerald Marleaux has introduced a new model for 2013 named the Votan XS Deluxe. Continuing on the traditionally inspired Votan series, the XS Deluxe features a slim birdseye maple neck and a smaller solid African Dibetou hardwood body. The Votan XS Deluxe is fitted with a pair of Delano JSBC custom single coil pickups and a Marleaux 2-band...

Bass of the Week: Marleaux Diva
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Marleaux Diva

Gerald Marleaux’s artistic flair really shines through in his Diva model, a fretless bass with an avant-garde body shape and three-octave rosewood fingerboard. Designed to have an acoustic resonance reminiscent of an upright bass, the neck-through bass is built with a three-piece padauk neck with a custom choice of woods for the body wings and top. The Diva includes a...