This Maruszczyk Elwood 4a fretless bass is a good example that sometimes simple things are best. At the same time it proves that you can have a really nice bass for very little money.
The classic combination of alder body, maple bolt on neck and ebony fingerboard is just perfect for a great fretless bass. The bridge pickup has the perfect attack and growl you'd expect from a great fretless, with the neck pickup adding double bass-like deepness and richness. Mix both pickups and you'll get a more open and all round sound that you could use in a lot of different styles.
The active Glockenklang preamp is perfect if you need to further refine your sound using two bands of EQ but actually this bass sounds wonderful in passive mode.
What's really interesting about Maruszczyk basses is that you get a bass with an excellent value for money (nobody is offering this quality for this price, honest) and you can also decide the specs of your personal bass, just like any other Custom Shop bass but with a really short build up time of just 8 weeks and an amazingly low price tag. There's no upcharge for the custom process (the final price of course depends on the specs themselves), and this also sets Maruszczyk basses apart from the rest.
The ordering method is simple and fast (again different to almost any other Custom Shop process): contact us and let us guide you through the different models, options and specs. We'll get back to you in 1-2 days with a price quote including shipping. Once we get your deposit (30%) we'll start the process and you will get your custom bass in 8-9 weeks.
We always have a number of excellent Maruszczyk basses in stock at all times at the shop for immediate shipping so if you don't want (or cannot) wait, just choose one of these and you'll get it in the next day or days (depending on where you are based). Our selection of in stock Maruszczyk basses is based on the most popular models with the specs we think are better suited for each one of these models.