Personal description from Anders Mattisson:
"This bass is a one of a kind build based on the Mattison Series IV model - it was built to be a ”show stopper." Inlay artist Magnus was given the freedom to make the most intricate inlay ever made. When he saw the Redwood burl top we were going to use for the bass, he thought it resembled the surface of the planet March, so he came up with this idea about the space tents.The sound hole in the body part, that resembles the different rock layers of a planet, is thought to symbolize a crater. It has a ”Fatboy” shape ( over 2” thick ) and is chambered in the upper body half as well as in the Timbre (tone) block part of the neck."
Wood species and specifications:
#Body wood: Rare 100 year old mahogany body wings
#Top wood: and matching head stock in Redwood burl (maple accent veneer)
#Neck wood: maple/padoug/ash/wenge/ash/
#Timbre block: ash with mahogany, maple and padoug ”shark fins”
#”rock layers”: Walnut and masur birch, also rare piece of masur birch on back of headstock.
# Hardware: Black hipshot
# Pickups: Aguilar Super doubles
# Electronics: Mattisson 2 band eq (bass & treble) Vol. / Vol. and passive tone, active/passive switch.
# True Temperament 33” scale fretboard in ebony with mother of pearl inlay ( and some abalone )
# String spacing at bridge: 0.687”
Includes Mattisson branded gig bag and full warranty. 11lbs.
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