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one of a kind – Masterbuilt Thumb NT #15-2874 5-string Buckeye Burl Top

Described as „one of a kind” we are happy to introduce exceptional Framus & Warwick Custom Shop Masterbuilt instruments. These unique pieces combine stunning production technology, sound and design!

With this unique Warwick Custom Shop 5-string Buckeye Burl top Thumb NT #15-2874 we fulfilled the personal request of a customer of our Japanese distributor. This marvelous Warwick Masterbuilt Thumb NT 5 is a true beauty:
The Bubinga Pommelé body with curved body shape and matching Bubinga Pommelé electronics compartment cover is covered with a 1″ top of gorgeous textured Buckeye Burl. The matching headstock cover is also made from Buckeye Burl. The headstock is equipped with Warwick machine heads with wooden tuner buttons and D-tuner. The five-piece laminated wenge neck represents a „hidden neck through” construction design with a solid Buckeye Burl top hiding the neck, while on the back you can see the neck-thru design. Body, neck and headstock are finished in Natural High Polish.
Snakewood is used for the fingerboard, with 26 extra-hard jumbo frets that were polished perfectly with our IFT (Invisible Fretwork Technology). The fingerboard inlays in form of F clefs are illuminated from below by blue LEDs, and on the upper fingerboard edge we installed blue LED markers. A Just-A-Nut III brass saddle rounds off the outstanding design.

In addition to the special wood requests, there were many requests regarding the electronics. Here we paired the popular and proven MEC electronics with a Fishman piezo system. An active MEC J / TJ pickup pair, with 3-band EQ and rechargeable lithium battery meets a Fishman piezo pickup system, which is housed in the two-part Warwick Brass Bridge.

Please refer the further design details of this Warwick Custom Shop Thumb NT # 15-2874 5-string bass in the specifications listed below.

The recommended retail price for this Warwick Custom Shop Masterbuilt Thumb NT #15-2874 5-string Buckeye Burl Top is 14.948,00 Euro.

Specifications Warwick Custom Shop Thumb NT #15-2874 5-string Buckeye Burl Top
Matched Headstock:    Buckeye Burl and Natural High Polish
Nut:    Just-A-Nut III Brass
Machine heads:    Warwick Machine Heads with wooden knobs and D Tuner
Neck Wood:    Wenge neck, 5 laminations
Fretboard:    Snakewood
Inlay:    F Clefs
Led or Fluorescent Side Dots:    Blue front and side edge LEDs
Fingerboard Radius:    26″
Scale length:    34″ (long scale)
Fret quantity material and size:    26 Jumbo Bronze (extra hard) frets (width: 2.9 mm / height: 1.3 mm)
Frets:    IFT – Invisible Fretwork Technology
Body Shape:    Curved Body Shape
Bodywood (Topwood / Backwood):    1″ Buckeye burl / Bubinga Pommelé body
Pickups:    Active MEC J/TJ pickups
Electronics:    Special Active Warwick 3-way electronics with rechargeable Lithium Battery
Pot layout:    Volume & Balance stacked / Mid P/P for active/passive / Treble & Bass stacked
Switch: 3 x switches
Function of switches: Switch 1: Splitting the coils / Switch 2: Selecting Magnetic system or Piezosystem / Switch 3: Switch for LED´s
Pickguard:    —
Bridge system:    2-piece solid Brass Warwick Bridge with Fishman Piezo
Strap system:    Warwick security locks
Construction:    Hidden neck
Left / Right hand:    —
Color possibilities:    Natural High Polish Finish
Hardware color:    Black
String label / String gauges:    Warwick EMP strings 045″ – 135″ (38301M)
Weight:    4.4 kg
Included accessories:    Warwick User Kit
Packing:    Handmade Genuine Leather Bag by RockBag ( RB 20205 B W)
Certificate:    Individually issued certificate of authenticity
1:    Matched headstock and lacquering
2:    Alternate neck lamination and purple heart
3:    Inlays and LEDs
4:    Alternate body wood
5:    Alternate PU and PU routing
6:    Alternate bridge
7:    Blue Logo
Matched wooden electronics compartment

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