Spector's top-of-the-line extra-long scale (35”) 5-string model, the NS-5XL leaves nothing left to be desired. Made in their New York Workshop with the finest materials, hand-made by Stuart Spector and his master craftsmen, the NS-5XL™ bass is a thoroughbred tonal powerhouse. Dual EMG® 40DC™ humbuckers are married to Spector's 18v USA Tone Circuit™ to provide an agile yet steady range of tone and color. From Pop to Country, Jazz to Metal, Rock to Alternative; this bass can easily handle them all and still leave room to explore new sound possibilities.
This stunning Light Tobacco Burst model is part of their new Helium Series. These instruments utilize a unique combination of woods to achieve a great sounding bass that weighs less than their standard solid figured maple body wings. The top of this neck thru body instruments wings are carved from quarter sawn sycamore obtained from salvaged logs of trees which have blown down in our local forests near Woodstock NY. The back of the body wings is reclaimed redwood that was originally harvested in California between 75 and 100 years ago and used for the construction of water tanks which are sited on top of office buildings in NYC. They have been filled with the purest NYC drinking water for all those years which continuously permeates the redwood. This soaking with the water helps to wash out all of the sugar in the cells of the wood so that it dries more completely and in a similar way to the method used traditionally for curing violin wood in Europe.
The final Helium™ element is a Spector © locking bridge made of aluminum with brass saddles.
Serial Number: 1567
Light Tobacco Sunburst Gloss Finish
3-Piece Maple Neck
Reclaimed Redwood Body
Carbon Fiber Reinforced Neck-Thru Body Construction
Pau Ferro (Bolivian Rosewood) Fingerboard
SPECTOR® Crown Abalone Inlays
Number of Frets: 24
Scale Length: 35"
Radius: 16" Bridge
String Spacing: 0.66"
TRUSS HEX KEY SIZE: 5mm
Nut: Solid Brass
Hardware Color: Gold
SPECTOR® USA Soild Aluminum/Brass Locking Bridge™
Tuners: Gotoh® GB7™
SPECTOR® 18-volt USA Tone Circuit™
EMG® 40DC™ Pickups
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We ship most any order placed before 3pm CDT Tuesday through Friday the same day. Orders placed Saturday-Monday will ship the following Tuesday. For new products we will only ship to delivery addresses within the United States. Most pedals are shipped via Priority Mail. Guitars and Amplifiers are shipped via UPS Ground. Other shipping methods are available. Please contact prior to placing your order for shipping cost quotations to your delivery address.
The Guitar Sanctuary does accept returned items as long as arrangements are made for such within 48 hours of purchase/receipt. Returned items MUST be in the original condition and packing (including owner’s manual, un-used warranty card, any other items that came with the item) in order to qualify for a refund. No refunds are available for “special” ordered guitars or amplifiers (items that were not in stock, but rather ordered per the customers request. The customer is responsible for all freight charges and credit card processing fees incurred in the course of the sale. We cannot refund freight charges. The Guitar Sanctuary will charge a 20% restocking fee for returned effects pedals and amplifiers and a 10% restocking fee for Guitars. The only exceptions are for products that are defective. Please only purchase an item after you are certain it is right for you! Layaway: You can lay-a-way any product for a maximum of three months. Lay-a-way requires a 25% non-refundable deposit. We will not be able to ship the item until it is paid for in full and as a lay-a-way purchase, does not qualify for the 48 hour approval policy. International Sales: We can ship most guitars and other products internationally. We prefer money orders, cashier’s checks, or bank wire transfers in U.S. dollars. Shipping quotes are only valid for 48 hours. Please consult with your local officials about taxes, duties, currency exchange rates, etc.