This is a great bas from Polish luthier Jerzy Drozd.

Jerzy is now based in Barcelona, and along with a small team of carftsmen, buold some of the most sought after basses in the world.

This is an "Excellency" model, one of the most affordable in Jerzy's catalogue. It is a bolt on, but the neck actually extends up to the neck pickup.

The neck is joined to the body using 7 bolts. Every aspect of this bass is designed for the most confortable playing experience ever. The small and ergonomic body rests easily on your lap, and the extended upper horn reaches out until the 12th fret, so the bass balances perfectly with a strap and your left arm does not have to stretch as in some other small bodied bass with shorter upper horns.

The neck has a flat profile to it, and is wide enough to feel roomy yet compact at the same time. Jerzy is a design master, something you feel as soon as you pick up the instrument.

The etimoe body has a gorgeous zebrawood top with matching pickups. The maple neck sports a beautiful piece of ebony for the fingerboard.

The pickups might look unnusual that is because they are unnusual. Jerzy makes his own pickups in house in order to make sure that he can control every aspect of the bass from wood selection to the final sound. The pickups are quite flat sounding, and will just reproduce what the bass is doing acoustically, which makes perfect sense. The onboard Aguilar 3 band preamp is powerful enough to make the bass cover any style you might need, from Marcus to Jaco and everything in between.

The pickps are also an excellent thumb rest.

Jerzy Drozd Excellency 5

Jerzy Drozd Excellency 5

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