The Single Cut Koa 5 String Bass

My custom 5 string bass was developed working closely with Vinny Fodera.  This bass was specifically designed to fit my body and my tonal objectives.  The single cut was chosen to increase the sustain and handle altered tunings.  The 2″ thick semi-hollow body adds comfort and a unique character I’ve come to love.  I am experimenting with pickups at the moment and my recent favorite is an Aguilar DCB in the bridge position and the Fodera-Duncan in the neck position.

Specifications:

Body

  • Single Cut Modified Imperial Shape Body
  • 2″ Thick Semi-Hollow Walnut Body with Northern Ash Tone Block
  • Koa Topwood (solid)

Neck

  • Extra Thick Custom Asymmetrical Neck
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • 3-pc. Maple Neck
  • Abalone Dot Inlays

Construction Specs

  • Neck Through Construction
  • 33″ Scale Length
  • 5 String Configuration (16.5mm Spacing)
  • 26 Frets (small frets)