Maruszczyk is one of the brands that we've been exclusive dealers for in Spain for a longer time. We've always loved these instruments and it is great to see that they do not just rest on their laurels but keep improving and growing. Every year we get a lot of new Maruszczyk basses and it is great to see that the quality and number of options just keep improving but the price tag remains incredibly affordable.
Adrian Maruszczyk is a professional bassplayer and a true visionary when it comes to bass designing. The headquarters of his brand are located in Aldenhoven, Germany. Maruszczyk's motto is "From Player to Player" and it basically means that they are bassplayers who really understand what bassplayers need and can react to those needs really fast. Just check Public Peace's Youtube channel and you'll find Adrian himself doing most of the demos of his basses. We love this personal approach.
The basses are built in a small factory in Poland and Adrian Maruszczyk is really on top of the whole production system. For him it is simple: "if my name is on the bass, it has to be good".
All the hard work for years has made these instruments to be considered as some of the best European made basses.
What other brands call "Custom Shop", "Custom Built", "Masterbuilt", etc., means just standard at Maruszcyk basses. This means you won't be charged extra money just because a paticular component of piece of wood is a bit different. You just pay what you get for. We love this honest attitude. Also each bass is made to order, meaning they are actually all Custom Shop Basses. No standard series here or runs of dozens of similar instruments. In short: these are Custom Shop basses at Standard series pricing.
This model is called Elwood and it is one of Maruszczyk's most successful designs. Obviously this bass is based on a classic design but with some modern appointments.
As you can see in the pictures this is a 4 string fretless bass and apart from being really niceit is also lightweight (weighs in at just 3.49kg).
Scale is 32" which coupled to the 38mm nut and 18mm spacing at the bridge make this one of the most comfortable fretless basses in the market.
This medium scale really puts everything at hand and makes playing this bass a joy.
The maple neck has an unlined katalox fingerboard with side lines and dots for easy intonation.
Maruszczyk basses always use top notch electronics. In this case we get a set of Bassculture Single Coils which sound great. Deep and clear and completely noise free. It is a 100% passive sound and it proves that if yoiu have a good design and good parts you don't need a lot more.
String to string balance is exceptional.
To sum up: a very nice 4 string medium scale fretless bass that is really nice, lightweight, plays incredible and sounds great.
This bass comes with a quality padded gigbag, tools and documents.
Maruszczyk Elwood 4p Fretless 32" Sunburst
Maruszczyk Elwood 4p Fretless 32" Sunburst
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.