This Sandberg California TT4 is a classic looking instrument with an amazing finish, perfect neck, great sound and low weight. Yes, it has it all!
It has been designed for players who need a versatile and powerful bass and can be used for hours without fatigue (it is really lightweight and balanced). Classic body and neck dimensions (38mm nut) make this a really comfortable bass to play.
Sandberg are experts when it comes to Relic finish and this is a good example. The aptly named "Hardcore Aged" treatment is fantastic and it really suits the 3 Tone Sunburst color making this bass look like an authentic vintage bass.
This bass in particular comes with two Sandberg Single coil pickups and passive electronics so you know you are going to get some great vintage sounds but without any noise or strange artifacts.
Another cool thing is that this bass belongs in the Greeline Series which consists of the following: for each Greenline instrument produced, Sandberg will plant a tree in the local area of the Harz mountains in Germany. in collaboration with the United Kids Foundation Forest. Also these instruments are used perfectly stable woods that show some character such as special marks, grains and colorations. These things make other builders reject perfectly usable woods but there's no reason for that. Actually this is a perfect way to create a more responsible instrument that also has some special life to it. In a world where social media filters try to make you cheat and think there are no natural marks on your skin, we just embrace those aesthetically imperfect signs of nature.
Great price for a bass with such specs and also 100% made in Europe, is environmentally friendly and is lightweight. Plus it sounds amazing.
Sandberg California Greenline TT Hardcore Aged 3 Tone Sunburst