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  • UPDATE 1/7:

    We have a few MetroExpress basses currently available on our site.

  • UPDATE 1/5:

    The MetroExpress just received a Premier Gear award from Premier Guitar Magazine. See the review on their site

  • UPDATE 12/7:

    MetroExpress basses are now shipping to dealers on a steady basis and we should be getting them in the shop regularly as well. We appreciate everybody’s patience! Check out our latest reviews in Downbeat, Bass Player Magazine, and Premier Guitar. —Roger Sadowsky

The Sadowsky MetroExpress

Roger Sadowsky has always been committed to making the highest quality instruments regardless of price point. 

In 2003, 10 years after his internship at Sadowsky Guitars, Yoshi Kikuchi began production of the Sadowsky MetroLine in Japan. With Roger's exacting standards in mind, Yoshi recruited a team of veterans from the Japanese guitar industry to make an affordable line of Sadowsky instruments under his direct guidance and supervision. 

Over the past 15 years, Roger and Yoshi have established the MetroLine as the premier line of basses made in Japan. 

Due to the overwhelming success of the MetroLine, we have forged a relationship with one of the top factories in Japan to produce an even more affordable instrument. Roger and Yoshi have spent the last 18 months working with the factory's production manager, challenging him to make a bass worthy of the Sadowsky name. 

Your fastest way to a new Sadowsky!

The MetroExpress is guaranteed to weigh less than 8.9 pounds, for a true Sadowsky lightweight experience.

Roger's commitment: "Since 1979, we at Sadowsky have earned a reputation for building some of the highest quality basses  anywhere in the world. While there are certainly cheaper places in Asia to manufacture instruments, the level of workmanship available to me in Japan—combined with Yoshi's commitment to quality—made my decision very clear. I will not compromise when it comes to quality, performance, integrity, and service." — Roger Sadowsky

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Roger Sadowsky and Yoshi
Roger Sadowsky and Yoshi

Specifications: 

  • Solid alder body and a morado fingerboard or a solid ash body and a maple fingerboard
  • Durable poly finish on the body and sleek nitro finish on the neck
  • Graphite strips in the neck dramatically reduce dead spots and create a more even response on every note
  • Classic Sadowsky Treble and Bass boost pre-amp with true bypass switch
  • Controls: master vol, pickup blend, treble roll-off (VTC) with pre-amp bypass, bass boost, treble boost
  • Sadowsky pickups, strings, and hardware
  • Available in 4 and 5 string vintage models
  • Following finishes available: black, olympic white, candy apple red, sage green metallic, ice blue metallic, and ‘59 burst
  • Each bass is guaranteed to weigh less than 8.9 pounds

$1875 for 4 string models

$1975 for 5 string models

Recent reviews of the MetroExpress:

MetroExpress Bass, Premier Guitar, December 2018

MetroExpress Bass, Downbeat Magazine, November 2018

MetroExpress Bass, Bass Player Magazine, June 2018

Available in our six most popular finishes: 

Olympic White
Tortoise Pickguard
Olympic White Tortoise Pickguard

Olympic White

Tortoise Pickguard

Black
Black Pickguard
Black Black Pickguard

Black

Black Pickguard

Sage Green Metallic
Parchment Pickguard
Sage Green Metallic Parchment Pickguard

Sage Green Metallic

Parchment Pickguard

Ice Blue Metallic
Parchment Pickguard
Ice Blue Metallic Parchment Pickguard

Ice Blue Metallic

Parchment Pickguard

Candy Apple Red
Parchment Pickguard
Candy Apple Red Parchment Pickguard

Candy Apple Red

Parchment Pickguard

Tobacco Burst
Mint Pickguard
Tobacco Burst Mint Pickguard

Tobacco Burst

Parchment Pickguard

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