Marleaux Contra 6 - Aged Old Violin finish, magnetic plus piezo pickups
New Marleaux Contra 6, as seen at the Mannheim Guitar Summit in September, 2023
John Fox Bass is thrilled to now be offering Marleaux bass guitars, handcrafted in Germany by Gerald Marleaux.
What better way to launch our new relationship than with the very top of the line model?!
This gorgeous Contra 6 features a pair of humbucking pickups (with a removable ramp), and a 3-band EQ with passive mode.
It also features a Heiko Jung microphone inside the body, with its own separate EQ accessible on the rear cavity cover, and you can switch between the magnetic pickups and the microphone, or use them both simultaneously.
Listen to the INCREDIBLE tones this flexible arrangement can produce!
The body and neck are a beautiful flamed sycamore maple, and the top is Norway spruce, all harvested in Germany.
The 24-fret fingerboard is African Ebony from Cameroon, and it features a beautiful and intricate abalone and wood inlay of the waxing and waning moon, with the full moon at the 12th fret position.
The bass plays like a dream, it is highly responsive, has tremendous sustain, and feels extremely comfortable, smooth, and precise. The craftsmanship from head to toe is second to none.
The nut width is 2 5/32", and the string spacing at the bridge is 19mm (adjustable.)
The weight is a perfectly balanced and very comfortable 10.5 lbs,.
This special bass will come to you in a premium soft brown padded leather gig bag made in Italy.
A full tool kit is also included if you wish to adjust the setup.
Price includes free shipping within the Continental USA.
For shipping outside the Continental USA, please contact me before purchasing.