NYC Basses

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
OPTION Cost
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 ORDERS starting at $200
WOOD OPTIONS
FIGURED TOP WOOD Standard Master Grade
QUILTED MAPLE $400 $800
FLAME MAPLE $300 $600
SPALTED MAPLE (W/ACCENT LINE) $500 $900
BURL MAPLE (W/ACCENT LINE) $500 $900
COCOBOLO n/a $1,000
MACASSAR EBONY n/a $1,000
KOA $500 $1,000
ZIRACOTE n/a $800
BUCKEYE BURL (W/ACCENT LINE) n/a $1,200
MYRTLE $400 $800
WALNUT $400 $800
MANGO $400 $800
AMBOYNA BURL n/a $1,000
All master grade tops receive an accent line standard.
FINGERBOARD WOOD Standard Master Grade
MAPLE OR MORADO No upcharge n/a
BIRDSEYE OR FLAME MAPLE $250 $400
MADAGASCAR ROSEWOOD $400 n/a
AMAZON ROSEWOOD $300 $600
BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD (USA ONLY) $500 $1,000
EBONY (4-STRING BASS) $250 $500
EBONY (5-STRING BASS) $300 $600
NYC BASS OPTIONS
OPTION Cost
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 ORDERS starting at $200
WOOD OPTIONS
FIGURED TOP WOOD Standard Master Grade
QUILTED MAPLE $400 $800
FLAME MAPLE $300 $600
SPALTED MAPLE (W/ACCENT LINE) $500 $900
BURL MAPLE (W/ACCENT LINE) $500 $900
COCOBOLO n/a $1,000
MACASSAR EBONY n/a $1,000
KOA $500 $1,000
ZIRACOTE n/a $800
BUCKEYE BURL (W/ACCENT LINE) n/a $1,200
MYRTLE $400 $800
WALNUT $400 $800
MANGO $400 $800
AMBOYNA BURL n/a $1,000
All master grade tops receive an accent line standard.
FINGERBOARD WOOD Standard
MAPLE OR MORADO No upcharge
BIRDSEYE OR FLAME MAPLE $250
MADAGASCAR ROSEWOOD $400
AMAZON ROSEWOOD $300
BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD (USA ONLY) $500
EBONY (4-STRING BASS) $250
EBONY (5-STRING BASS) $300
NECK WOOD Standard
ROASTED MAPLE NECK $200
FLAME ROASTED MAPLE NECK $500
BIRDSEYE ROASTED MAPLE NECK $500
BODY WOOD Cost
ALDER No upcharge
SWAMP ASH No upcharge
OKOUME (AFRICAN MAHOGANY) $50
ROASTED SWAMP ASH $200
ROASTED ALDER $200
NYC COLORS
SOLID COLORS
Lake Placid Blue
Sonic Blue
Candy Apple Red
Dakota Red
Sea Foam Green
Sherwood Green
Teal Green Metallic
Burgundy Mist
Coral Salmon Pink
Olympic White
Black Pearl
Shoreline Gold
Inca Silver
Supersparkle (Gold or Silver) add $300
Candy Apple Orange
Vintage Teal Green Metallic
Sage Green Metallic
Fiesta Red
Black Cherry Metallic
Ice Blue Metallic
TRANSPARENT COLORS
’59 Sunburst
Two-Tone Sunburst
Caramel Sunburst
Cherry Sunburst
Natural
Vintage Tint
Bora Blue Burst
Transparent Blue
Transparent Red
Transparent White
Transparent Black
Transparent Green
Transparent Black Burst