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............ ....... The Geist 2


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Like its twin sister, Geist 1, this handcrafted 5-string beauty is one of two Custom Electric Basses that I master-built  for Dean Witter of Smithville, Ontario. Dean came to me with a template for his ‘Dream Bass’ and a slab of beautiful flamed maple, large enough for two custom basses.  I custom-designed the template for building a five-piece laminated neck for both custom basses and James DeBoer of The Wood Shed, which boast a large supply of the finest quality tone woods, laminated and machined the 5-piece neck blanks in accordance with my design specifications. I designed the headstock and carved the neck and the body entirely by hand with attention to detail.  When Dean told me he wanted two Custom Basses, I did a modified template and hand carved Geist 2 with the upper horn somewhat resembling the neck and head of a graceful swan. 

This has been a labour of love. Enjoy! 

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Technical Specifications

  • 35 inch scale length.

  • Beautifully hand carved flamed (fiddle back) maple body, finished in a transparent deep cherry red colour, with dramatic grain enhancement.

  • Quarter-sawn, satin finished 5-piece laminated (maple/wenge/maple/wenge/maple) transparent cherry red colour bolt-on neck built for speed, has a 2-way adjustable ‘Hot Rod’  truss rod for maximum stability.

  • Satin finished, curly maple fret board, with rounded edges for a smooth broken-in feel and fast action, is inlaid with abalone position dots.

  • 24 highest quality 18% nickel silver, fully accessible, well dressed, highly polish frets, will delight great bass players who enjoy the facility of owning an instrument with two full octaves.

  • EMG model 40HZ pickup for 5-string bass delivers great tone and noise-free performance.

  • Master volume control, master tone control, with black metal knobs to match the colour of the pickup.

  • Fine quality ‘Hipshot’ chrome-plated bridge, with fully adjustable individual string saddles and a channeled base plate, to prevent lateral movement with enhanced tuning stability.

  • Gotoh compact chrome bass machines, 3 left/2 right keep the instrument in perfect tune.

  • Pickup cavity and control cavity thoroughly shielded with 2 coats of conductive shielding paint for noise-free, high quality performance.

  • 3/16 inch thick quilted maple back plate, finished in the same colour as the bass body, has the underside thoroughly shielded with conductive copper shielding tape.

  • Transparent deep cherry red body is finished with non-toxic, environmentally friendly Target Emtech Waterbase Brushing Varnish.