NAMM 2017 Japanese Maple Viceroy 4 Elite
Here is 2017 NAMM bass #1, a Viceroy 4 Elite with an Alder body, Ash tone block, Pink Ivory fingerboard, and Japanese Maple top. This instrument has a warm, articulate tone with a deep, fat low end, mellow, musical mids, and slightly rounded yet bright highs.
This instrument was spec’ed out with a Japanese Maple top and Pink Ivory fingerboard to make a truly unique look that plays off the vivid natural coloring of both materials, while also maintaining viability from a sonic perspective. We chose to balance out the brightness of Pink Ivory with Alder and Ash body woods, and the Japanese Maple is fairly light-weight material that helps maintain that balance.
To balance the bright colors of the top and fingerboard, we chose to offset it with Wenge stringers, black hardware, and Ebony tulip inlays!
Specs for Golden Japanese Maple Viceroy 4 Elite
• Alder Body
• Ash Tone Block
• Japanese Maple Top (solid)
• Pink Ivory Fingerboard
• 5-pc. Maple Neck w/ Wenge Stringers
• Ebony Dot Inlays w/ Tulips at 12th and 24th Fret
• Neckthrough Construction
• 34″ Scale Length
• 4 String Configuration (19.0mm Spacing)
• 24 Frets (large frets)
• Fodera / Pope 3-Band Custom Preamp
• Fodera / Duncan Dual Coil Pickups
• Emperor Control Layout