Ish x Warwick Dolphin SN TCS Custom Shop Endangered Species 5-String Bass Wenge Fretboard
After 20 years, these Dolphins have been freed from captivity! Ish and Warwick have collaborated to bring you a run of 17 Warwick Dolphin SN's that were built 20 years ago but discontinued shortly after. Ish's Founder discovered that the bodies were being stowed away at Warwick's German factory for two decades, waiting to see player's hands - and we decided we had to take action. We are calling this once-in-a-lifetime run the "Endangered Species" since it will never happen again!
Included in the 17 piece limited run are basses in various configurations including:
- (10) 4 string, natural oil finish with wenge board $6605
- (4) 4 string, satin black finish with wenge board $6940
- (1) 4 string, satin black finish with ebony board $6940
- (1) 5 string, natural oil finish with wenge board $7035
- (1) 5 string, satin black finish with ebony board $7585
Don't forget, Dolphins are discontinued from the Warwick German-made lineup everywhere besides Masterbuilt. If these basses were spec'd in Masterbuilt they would be approximately $12-14,000 along with a 2 year build time. This is your only opportunity to own a new Dolphin for less than Masterbuilt prices, and available now!
The overall spec of these basses is slightly different than their current Masterbuilt counterparts. The full specs of our Ish x Warwick run are listed at the bottom, but the main differences are:
Ish x Warwick Run
Nut Width 1.5" (4 string), 1.8" (5 string)
Width 12 fret: 2.1" (4 string), 2.4" (5 string)
Width 24th fret: 2.4" (4 string), 2.7" (5 string)
Body wood: Afzelia body, Sandwich - Construction with Ton Chamber System (TCS)
Electronics cover: easy access
Current Masterbuilt Dolphin
Nut width: 1.7" (4 string)
Width 12 fret: 2.2" (4 string)
Width 24th fret: 2.5" (4 string)
Invisible Fretwork Technology
Body wood: Ovankol
Electronics cover: matched wooden
Each bass is laser etched on the back of the headstock showing the Ish collaboration and the Special Edition build number: "1/17", "2/17", etc. ensuring collectability of this very special Ish x Warwick release.
While we poke fun at using dolphin puns, we are serious about the environment and the protection of the valuable plants and animals the Earth offers us. As part of our Ish Gives program, we are donating a portion of the proceeds to The Ocean Cleanup, who is using cutting edge technology to clean millions of tons of trash from the Earth's oceans, making a safer place for our porpoise friends. Please consider joining us in the support of this great cause!
SETUP & INSPECTED BY OUR TECH TEAM
Specs for this specific serial number:
Model: Dolphin SN TCS
Number of Strings: 5-string
Fingerboard: Fretted Wenge
Finish: Natural Oil Finish
Weight: 9.7 Lbs
Overall Ish x Warwick Dolphin SN TCS run specs:
Machineheads: Graph Tech Ratio Machine Heads with wooden pegs
Nut: Just-A-Nut III Brass
Neck Wood: Ovangkol
Fretboard: Wenge or Ebony depending on the specific serial
Inlay: Dolphin Inlays
Fluorescent Side Dot: Fluorescent Side Dots
Fingerboard Radius: 4-String: 20" / 5-String: 26"
Scale length: 34"
Width Nut: 4- String: 1.5" / 5 String: 1.8"
Width 12th fret: 4- String: 2.1" / 5 String: 2.4"
Width 24th fret: 4- String: 2.4" / 5 String: 2.7"
Fret quantity material and size: 26 Jumbo Bronze (extra hard) frets (width: 2.9 mm / height: 1.3 mm)
Frets: Non-IFT Traditional Fretwork
Body Shape: Curved Bodyshape
Bodywood (Topwood / Backwood): Afzelia body, Sandwich - Construction with Tone-Chamber-System (TCS)
Pickups: Active MEC J/TJ pickups
Electronics: Active MEC 2-way electronics
Bridge system: 2-piece solid Brass Warwick Bridge
Strap system: Warwick security locks
Construction: Set neck, Available as 4- or 5-string
Hardware color: Black hardware
String label / gauges: Warwick Black Label: 4-string: 045" - 105" (40200M), 5-string: 045" - 135" (40301M)
Included accessories: Warwick User Kit
Packing: Handmade Genuine Leather Bag by RockBag (RB 20205 B W)
Certificate: Individually issued certificate of authenticity
E-Compartment Cover: Easy Access
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