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20 Fret NYC

A modern recreation of early 1960’s basses with a full size P or J body and vintage size fretwire.

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21 Fret NYC

Sleek undersized J body available in Vintage style (pickguard and control plate) and Standard style (rear mounted controls).

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Singlecut

Co-Designed with bassist Chip Shearin, introducing the Singlecut! starting at $5500

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22 Fret Will Lee

Designed with Will Lee, features switchable mid-boost, 22 frets, narrow nut width. starting at $5100

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24 Fret NYC

Two octave range, available in Vintage style (pickguard and control plate) and Standard style (with dual soapbar pickups mounted closer to the bridge for a bigger, tighter, punchier sound).

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NEW YORK CITY BASSES

Our range of NYC basses reflects decades of experience serving the finest professional musicians in New York and around the world. It is our philosophy that the most important factor affecting the sound of our solid body instruments is the acoustic quality of the wood. The better a guitar sounds acoustically, the better it always sounds, no matter what pickups, electronics, or amplification are used.

LIGHT WEIGHT

The wood for Sadowsky instruments is carefully selected for acoustic resonance, beautiful grain, and light weight. Weight is an essential consideration for playing comfort and tone. Our NYC basses have chambered bodies for increased resonance and a target weight range of 7.50 to 8.75 pounds.

SIGNATURE TONE

All Sadowsky basses feature our world renowned active tone circuit which offers independent treble and bass boost controls with true bypass. This is the circuit that Marcus Miller says gave him the “Marcus Miller sound”. All Sadowsky pickups are custom wound to our exacting specifications in a variety of single coil and humcancelling versions.

ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES

We are a true custom shop for the working musician. Within our existing models, our New York shop offers an incredible list of options to suit every taste: exotic mastergrade woods, custom finishes, pickups, and electronics.

NYC BASS OPTIONS 
OPTIONCost
5-STRING$300
VINTAGE$150
MATCHING HEADSTOCK$200
BLACK HARDWARE$50
GOLD HARDWARE$75
BLOCK INLAYS$450
HIPSHOT D-TUNER$150
P/J 5-STRING PICKUPS$100
LEFT-HANDED$300
SPECIAL ORDERSstarting at $200
NYC COLORS 
SOLID COLORS
Lake Placid BlueDakota Red
Sonic BlueSea Foam Green
Candy Apple RedSherwood Green
Dakota RedTeal Green Metallic
Sea Foam GreenBurgundy Mist
Sherwood GreenCoral Salmon Pink
Teal Green MetallicOlympic White
Burgundy MistBlack Pearl
Lake Placid BlueShoreline Gold
Sonic BlueInca Silver
Candy Apple RedSupersparkle (Gold or Silver) add $300
Candy Apple OrangeVintage Teal Green Metallic
Sage Green MetallicFiesta Red
Black Cherry MetallicIce Blue Metallic
TRANSPARENT COLORS
’59 SunburstTransparent Blue
Two-Tone SunburstTransparent Red
Caramel SunburstTransparent White
Cherry SunburstTransparent Black
NaturalTransparent Green
Vintage TintTransparent Black Burst
Bora Blue Burst
TOP WOOD OPTIONS  
FIGURED TOP WOODStandardMaster Grade
QUILTED MAPLE$400$800
FLAME MAPLE$300$600
SPALTED MAPLE (W/ACCENT LINE)$500$900
BURL MAPLE (W/ACCENT LINE)$500$900
COCOBOLOn/a$1,000
MACASSAR EBONYn/a$1,000
KOA$500$1,000
ZIRACOTEn/a$800
BUCKEYE BURL (W/ACCENT LINE)n/a$1,200
MYRTLE$400$800
WALNUT$400$800
MANGO$400$800
AMBOYNA BURLn/a$1,000
All master grade tops receive an accent line standard.
Fingerboard Wood Options  
WOODStandardMaster Grade
MAPLE OR MORADONo upcharge$800
BIRDSEYE OR FLAME MAPLE$250$600
MADAGASCAR ROSEWOOD$400$900
AMAZON ROSEWOOD$300$900
BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD (USA ONLY)$500$1,000
EBONY (4-STRING BASS)$250$1,000
EBONY (5-STRING BASS)$300$1,000
NECK WOODStandard$800
ROASTED MAPLE NECK$200$1,200
FLAME ROASTED MAPLE NECK$500$800
BIRDSEYE ROASTED MAPLE NECK$500$800
BODY WOODCost$800
ALDERNo upcharge$1,000
SWAMP ASHNo upchargeN/A
OKOUME (AFRICAN MAHOGANY)$50N/A
ROASTED SWAMP ASH$200N/A
ROASTED ALDER$200N/A