2009 New Standard hybrid Cleveland model


IMG_2298 IMG_2299 IMG_2300 IMG_2301 IMG_2302 IMG_2303 IMG_2304 IMG_2305 IMG_2306 IMG_2307 IMG_2308 IMG_2309 IMG_2310 IMG_2311 IMG_2312 IMG_2313

This 2009 New Standard hybrid Cleveland model (serial number 310) has had some recent performance upgrades with a neck reset, a reglued fingerboard, and a new bridge. The New Standard Cleveland models use the venerated American Standard model all-laminated bass originally made by the H.N. White Company 1936-1965 as a starting point to make a more contemporary version with higher quality laminated top and back plates, solid maple sides, a conventional mortise neck joint, a more conventional neck profile, and a a shortened 42″ string length (from the original 43 1/2″!) that is much more appropriate for modern steel strings of various types. This particular bass spent the first 6 1/2 years of its working life as a road gig performance jazz instrument. The recent neck reset brings the low end notes much more solidly and prominently into focus, and this bass now has the mature sound and feel of a nice 1930s era bass. Solid source top, Solid maple sides, Laminated maple back, Maple neck, Ebony nut, fingerboard, ¬†tailpiece, and tailpiece saddle, Josef Teller three star maple bridge with added adjusters, German 10 mm steel rod endpin, Rubner antique finish tuning machines, Lightly applied brown oil varnish finish, Currently strung with Spirocore mittel strings. Dimensions are: Top length 42 1/2″, Upper bout width 20 7/8″, Middle bout width 15 7/8″, Lower bout width 26″, Depth at neck joint 6 1/2″, Depth at upper bout corner 8 1/4″, Depth at tail 8 3/8″, String length 42″. The recent performance upgrades made to this bass have brought it more into line with what we do to make the brand new instruments into powerful and tonally complete contemporary instruments. With cover.

Price: $5,950