Janek Gwizdala is one of the Bass World’s shining stars and a very good friend.  Over the past several years Janek has become a major force in bass instruction through his outstanding website.  Janek’s Signature Instrument features a stunning non-solid Buckeye top, 3-pc. Ash neck, 33″ scale and 16.5mm narrow spacing at the bridge.  This compact spacing and scale length provide the perfect platform for many of Janek’s complex techniques.

London born, US based Bass player and record producer, Janek Gwizdala has been on the international music scene for over 15 years. He has been touring as a band leader and working as a musical director or sideman with some of the most respected names in the industry. These include: Randy Brecker, Hiram Bullock, Mike Stern, John Mayer, Airto Moreira, Flora Purim, Pat Metheny, Marcus Miller, Dave Kikoski, Adam Rogers, Billy Cobham, Jojo Mayer, V.V. Brown, Jem, Paul Shafer, Delta Goodrem, Gary Husband, Peter Erskine, Wayne Krantz, and Bob James.

Specs for the Janek Gwizdala Imperial 5 Elite:

  • Walnut Body
  • Buckeye Burl Topwood
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • 3-pc Ash Neck
  • Abalone Dot Inlays
  • Neck-Through Construction
  • 33″ Scale Length, 5-String, 16.5mm String Spacing
  • Fodera / Pope Custom 3-Band Preamp
  • Aguilar DCB Pickups