The Elwood model is a best seller within the Maruszczyk family and it is easy to see why. The classic design and ergonomics make it feel like home as soon as you play it. This model in particular is a good example of simple things being really effective.
This bass comes with a set of handwound Häussel Single Coil pickups which offer an impressive range of sounds. We are big fans of passive fretless basses because the tone seems to be more direct than in active fretless basses, so that's what you get here. There's something really special about a passive fretless where no electronics get in the way of your fingers and the sound. The bridge pickup has the right amount of attack and growl. Just move just right hand position and touch and you'll get a thousand differnt nuances of tone. The neck pickup is surprisingly deep so a pseudo double bass is possible. Blend both for a more modern scooped type of tone.
The matt finished bass just invites you to play it non stop.
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.