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NYC Custom 21 Fret


The original Sadowsky Bass designed for the working bassist. Incorporates decades of Sadowsky experience in customizing and modifying basses for world class players. Established the reputation of the Sadowsky preamp as being loved by recording and front of house engineers. The original plug and play bass.

$5800 Base Price 4 String
$6100 Base Price 5 String


  • Sleek undersized body shape
  • Swamp ash or alder body chambered for enhanced resonance & light weight
  • Maple or rosewood fingerboard
  • Choice of 1.5” or 1 3/4” nut width on 4-string J, and 1 3/4″ or 1 7/8” on 5-string
  • 21 nickel/silver frets .090″ wide x .048″ high
  • Available in vintage (pickguard and plate) or standard (no pickguard) styling.
  • Custom Hipshot/Sadowsky Ultralight tuning gears
  • Sadowsky Single Coil or Humcancelling J pickups
  • Sadowsky Soapbars in ’60s J-Bass locations or Sadowsky P/J
  • Classic Sadowsky Treble and Bass boost pre-amp with bypass switch
  • Controls: master vol, pickup blend, treble roll-off (VTC) with pre-amp bypass, bass boost, treble boost
  • Sadowsky chrome-plated brass bridge with quick release
  • String spacing at bridge: 20mm on 4 Strings, and 19mm on 5 Strings
  • Portabag case is included. 
  • Additional options available