Signature bass from legenday bassplayer Carles Benavent handmade y luthier Jerzy Drozd.
It is a true original design that has been created to fulfill the needs of master flamenco bassplayer Carles Benavent who single handedly invented flamenco bass style and was part of the seminal Paco de Lucía Sextet for over two decades.
When Carles Benavent and Jerzy Drozd sat down to design this bass the whole idea was to come with an organic bass that would be perfectly suited for this bassplayer. Special requirements were semihollow construction, 33" scale, E-C tuning and ultra narrow neck (think of it as a 5 string bass in a 4 string neck).
The looks of this work of art remind of classic semihollow basses like Benanvent's one Gibson EB-2 but with an Art-Decó flavour to it that makes the Barcelona name really come to mind when you look at it.
Electronics are a handwound split noiseless magnetic pickup located at the sweet spot as well as an RMG piezo system. The only pot at hand is a Balance control that lets you choose Magnetic, Piezo or any blend of the two.
This is a used bass and shows some blemishes but you are saving a lot of money on this really special instrument.
These are some of Carles' recordings
Jerzy Drozd Barcelona V Custom (used)