Matt Blackburst (with plexi-pickguard)
1 piece maple, satin lacquer finish, bolt-on/34″34″ scale
Maple, satin lacquer finish, black block inlays. 22 medium jumbo frets
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Sandberg custom built pickups: Split coil at neck, humbucker at bridge. Sandberg 3 band active EQ. Controls for Volume (push-pull active/passive), blend, treble, stacked mid & bass
Sandberg custom, chrome
Sandberg 48 gigbag
Sandberg Forty Eight
Rock n’ Roll or what? The ‘Forty Eight’ is Sandbergs most recent model which effectively updates the Thunderbird/Explorer/Firebird concept into a more user friendly, slinkier and better balancing package. The pickups are handbuilt in-house and they deliver a mighty wallop with a huge bottom end. Chris Childs, the bassist with UK rockers ‘Thunder’ uses a ‘Forty Eight’ and rates it as the best playing, best sounding bass he has ever owned.
This handbuilt bass comes with a number of upgrades over the standard spec: It has 3 band eq (in lieu of 2) which allows the mids to be boosted, it has the block inlays to the fingerboard and the headstock is colour-matched to the body (around £400 of upgrades). The 48 was awarded the accolade ‘bass of the year’ in Guitar & Bass Mag in 2016….are you cool enough to play one?
(List price £1815).
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