New custom New Standard Cleveland plywood


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This new custom New Standard all-laminated Cleveland model is another fine example of the kind of extra performance work that we do. The Cleveland model is a reintroduction and modernized version of the popular American Standard basses made from the mid-1930s through 1965. We set the neck to a slightly steeper angle to achieve a 7″ bridge height. The lightly applied gorgeous golden amber spirit varnish finish shows off the figured maple outer plys of the body and may remind some of the classic Epiphone and Gibson basses of the 1940s. The custom Rubner halfplate tuners are antique gold plated and feature my preferred position of the G gear closest to the nut. The fittings are ebony, with a rosewood french style tailpiece. An Aubert bridge has been fit with adjusters. The endpin is the black german aluminum tube variety from Goetz. The neck profile has a very comfortable medium C-shape. The thicker replacement african ebony fingerboard is from a German source. Dimensions are: Top length 43 3/4″, Upper bout width 21″, Middle bout width 15 3/4″, Lower bout width 25 3/4″, Depth at tail 8 3/8″, Depth at upper bout corner 8″, Depth at neck 6 5/8″, String length 42 1/8″. Strung with Spirocore mittel strings, the voice is bold and powerful with a very full presence on the A and E strings. This instrument is a joy to play in a variety of settings. With cover.

Price: $5,500