NAMM instrument #2 for 2018 is an Imperial MG 5 Elite featuring  a Alder body, Alder tone block, and Macassar Ebony fingerboard.  This combination provides this bass with a powerful and punchy tone with a deep, dark low end, precise midrange, and piano like highs.
This NAMM bass is also our first high-gloss neck-through bass and features a gorgeous Black Burst finish over a Curly Maple top. In keeping with the color finish theme, it also feature matching high-gloss pickup covers and headstock with a satin finished neck.  This eye-catching combination of a high-gloss burst finish with a figured non-solid top creates a striking that we absolutely love.  Add to that intricately figured Macassar Ebony fingerboard, and you’ve got one incredible looking bass!


  • Imperial MG
  • 5-string
  • 33″ scale length
  • 26-frets (large), 17.5 mm string spacing
  • Neck-through
  • Curly Maple top (non-solid)
  • Alder body
  • Alder toneblock
  • Macassar Ebony fingerboard, Mother of Pearl dot inlays
  • 5-pc Maple w/ Purpleheart stringers
  • Fodera / Pope Custom 3-band preamp
  • Matt Garrison control layout
  • Fodera / Seymour Duncan Dual Coil pickups