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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!

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22 Fret Will Lee

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

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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 PRICES 
SATIN SERIES
4-string Satin NYC Bass$2,900.00
5 String Satin NYC Bass$3,075.00
4 string Deluxe Dealer Satin$3,875.00
5 string Deluxe Dealer Satin$4,075.00
4 string Vintage Deluxe Dealer Satin$3,875.00
5 string Vintage Deluxe Dealer Satin$4,075.00
4 string Verdine White Signature$2995.00
5 string Verdine White Signature$3175.00
NYC BASSES
4 string NYC Bass$4,700.00
5 string NYC Bass$5,000.00
Will Lee 4 string NYC Bass$5,300.00
Will Lee 5 string NYC Bass$5,600.00
Single Cut 5 string NYC Bass$5,700.00
NYC BASS OPTIONS 
OPTIONCost
5-STRING$300
VINTAGE STYLE GUITAR$100
VINTAGE STYLE BASS$150
MATCHING HEADSTOCK$200
BLACK HARDWARE$50
GOLD HARDWARE$75
BLOCK INLAYS ON BASS FINGERBOARDS$400
ABALONE OR MOP DOTS (US ONLY)$100
SKYLINE INLAY, PEARL (US ONLY)$500
SKYLINE INLAY, ALTERNATIVE PEARL$250
LUMINLAY FINGERBOARD FACE DOTS$100
HIPSHOT D-TUNER$150
P/J 5-STRING PICKUPS$100
HUMCANCELLING 5-STRING PICKUPS$100
OIL FINISH ON BACK OF NECK$200
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
T'ZLAM$400n/a
FLAME MAPLE$300$600
SPALTED MAPLE (W/ACCENT LINE)$500$1000
BURL MAPLE (W/ACCENT LINE)$500$1000
TAZMANIAN BLACKWOOD$500$1000
COCOBOLOn/a$800
MACASSAR EBONYn/a$800
KOA$500$1,000
ZIRICOTEn/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.
NECK WOOD OPTIONS  
WOODStandardMaster Grade
MAPLEstandardn/a
ROASTED MAPLE, UNFIGURED$200n/a
MAHOGANY$400n/a
ROASTED MAPLE, FLAMEn/a$800
ROASTED MAPLE, BIRDSEYE n/a$800
FINGERBOARD WOOD OPTIONS  
WOODStandardMaster Grade
MAPLE OR MORADONo upchargen/a
BIRDSEYE OR FLAME MAPLE$200$400
ROASTED BIRDSEYE OR FLAME MAPLEn/a$400
MADAGASCAR ROSEWOOD (CITIES)$400n/a
SOUTH AFRICAN BLACKWOOD (CITIES)$400n/a
AMAZON ROSEWOOD (CITIES)$400n/a
BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD (USA ONLY)$500$1,000
EBONY (GUITAR)$150$300
EBONY (4-STRING BASS)$200$400
EBONY (5-STRING BASS)$250$500
BODY WOODS  
WOODStandardMaster Grade
Alder or Swamp ashstandard
Okoume (lightweight African Mahogany)$50
Roasted Alder or Swamp Ash$200
Solid 1-piece, lightweight Swamp Ash$200
Obeche (Ayous)$300
Paulownia$400
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