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 called Elwood Absolution and includes some really cool features such as flamed maple top and back as well as the back of the neck. Binding is used on the body and neck and there are MOP block inlays to complete this beautiful package. Translucent colours are used to preserve the natural beauty of the woods.
As you can see, this is a 24 fret-6 string bass inspired in the classic Jazz Bass. After testing it for a few minutes we wonder why this is not more popular. We think it is one of the nicest 6 string basses we've tried lately. You get it all: classic looks and classic sounds (the pickups are located in the same spot as a regular Jazz Bass) but also the extended range of 6 strings and 24 frets, meaning you can play chords, scales and arpeggios in a much easier way than on a 4 or 5 string bass.
This bass comes with a set of Single Coil Delano pickups and John East J REtro 01 Deluxe preamp. This is a match made in heaven. These are among the best Single Pickups that we've ever heard and the preamp is cleaner and quieter than most preamps, offering at the same time more flexibility due to extended EQ options. In passive mode you get an old school J sound, while active mode allows you to dial a more percussive and punchy type of sound with that typical 70's J type of tone to it. We love it. The Treble pot acts as a Passive Tone control in Passive mode, avoiding the need for stacked or extra pots.
The mid-low weight will allow you to wear it in long sessions with no shoulder or back pain. The neck is also wonderful: it sits between the narrow design of some brands and he ultra wide of some other. You can groove, dig and slap no problem, but also play chords and scales fluently. Perfect!
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.