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We built this Signature Standard bass with so many custom features, it's anything but standard issue. Front and center is the gorgeous 5A Quilted Maple top. It's a light buttery golden color, and there's lots of motion on that ocean of wood.

On the flip side, the Mahogany back is outfitted with continuous wood backplates for a clean look and a little less heft than the brass ones. That second backplate houses the batteries for the side LEDs, in classic red. These are operated by a mini toggle switch, and are on a completely separate circuit from the bass' electronics.

Neck through construction gives oodles of sustain, with a nice built-in EQ "smile" tone. Purpleheart neck laminates add just a touch of brilliance to the tone. Fast satin-finished neck is an absolute joy to play. At just under ten pounds, you might even forget you're playing an Alembic, that is, if your ears weren't telling you otherwise.

  • 5A Quilted Maple top, Purpleheart accent laminate, Maple pinstripe, Mahogany body
  • 5-piece Maple and Purpleheart neck
  • Balance K body shape with tummy and elbow contours
  • Omega cutout
  • High gloss polyester finish, satin neck feel
  • 34" long scale, Ebony fingerboard, mother of pearl oval inlays
  • Side LEDs in red
  • Continuous wood backplates
  • Pickups: Alembic AXY
  • Controls: volume, pan, low-pass filter x2, 2-position Q-switch x2, on/off for LEDs, mono output
  • Weight: about 9.9 pounds
  • Price includes hardshell case

Signature Standard 13623

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