Expression E.R.F. Custom 5 String Bass
This is an Expression Single Cut model bass which has been custom specified for Sydney musician Eric Riel Fortaleza. It features an Oregon walnut burl top showing the English walnut graft line. English walnut trees are grafted onto North American walnut root stock to allow them to grow in North American soil. As the tree grows, so does the ‘V’ graft line producing an unusual mix of the two species in one piece of wood. Materials and construction method were maximised to deliver on weight without compromising the basses sonic qualities – attack, clarity and sustain. Unique to this bass is its customised playing ramp. To allow pickup covers and ramp to be cut from the actual top for continuous grain, the ramp was made to be adjustable from level with the body to as high as the pickups.
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