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B-Stock: Cherry Burst Gloss Maple 4 String Fretted California U•BASS®


$1,429.00 MSRP $1,099.99

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Picking an instrument is such a personal choice and for some the understated, natural, elegant looking Maple top California U•BASS is the perfect look. Going against the grain is literally what gives Flame Maple its beautiful perpendicular, undulating, almost iridescent stripes. In just the right light and angle - they almost glow.

We've taken that beautiful striping and highlighted it with red and orange and yellow which makes the markings "pop" like tiger stripes - then covered the body in gloss. We have never offered anything like this before and it is a one-off.

Every California U•BASS boasts exceptional low-end and outstanding craftsmanship which makes this, and any other model, a perfect fit for the next-level bass player. This U•BASS is handmade in California using custom-made parts, including the Kala + LR Baggs preamp that delivers a huge low end and versatility. This custom preamp lets the California U•BASS produce the bass tone that the U•BASS is known for, plus clarity in the mid-range and upper registers. Plug-in and experience the full range of what the U•BASS has to offer! 

This California U•BASS is considered a blem because of color bleed around the edges.

Available in a 4 string fretted model. All California U•BASS come with a FREE Deluxe Custom U•BASS® Gig Bag.

String Disclaimer

All California U•BASS® are meant to be strung with proprietary, polyurethane Road Toad Strings. Kala Round Wounds, Flatwounds, and High C Strings will not work on the California Solid Body U•BASS.

Bag and Case Information

Fits U•BASS Hard Case: HC-SB5

Top: Maple
Body: Ash
Neck: Straight Grain Maple
Finish: Cherry Burst Gloss Top
Fingerboard: Roasted Maple
Fingerboard Inlay: Black Phenolic
Headstock: Standard
Bridge: Richlite
Nut: Graph Tech Black TUSQ®
Saddle: Richlite
Tuners: Custom Hipshot Ultralite™
Strings: Road Toad Pahoehoe
Electronics: LR Baggs Custom EQ
Strap Button: Black x2

Scale Length: 21 inches, Overall Instrument Length: 28.75 inches, Body Length: 13.75 inches, Number of Frets: 24, Body Depth: 1.5 inches, Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1.8 inches, Fingerboard width at 12th Fret: 2.12 inches, Neck Depth at 1st Fret: 0.88 inches, Fingerboard Radius: 12, Body Width: 9.0 inches, Neck Depth at 12th Fret: 0.9 inches

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Really Nice Instrument

The quality and craftsmanship are impeccable. This is a really solid, well-made instrument. Although it was listed as B-stock/blemished, it is brand new and in mint condition, with just the faintest bit of red, color bleed in a couple of small spots near the edges—barely noticeable, even up close. I already knew that the tone would be great, as I have an acoustic/electric model, but some of the intonation issues that that one has are not present in this one. It is very precise. I could not be more satisfied with this California U-Bass, and would highly recommend.

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