Very rare, very elite, high end of the high end. These are made with very high attention to detail. Not much out there but trust me, just check out his clientele list. Www.elliottguitarsnc.com
Plajio 4 Bass in Vanilla Shake finish with gold pinstriping.
This bass feels and plays AMAZING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very similar to Alleva Coppolo in feel and construction. Completely hand made by Andy. There are only 9 of these in existence and 8 of them are still with their original owners.
I recently sent it back to Andy for a set up and he put the electronics and pickups back to the way he originally built it so the bass is absolutely in mint condition.
Here is a video review of this model. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40gv...e_gdata_player
The wood is selected first and has to meet certain size and grain characteristics to assure all bodies are glued in the same manner; with an offset glue joint at the bottom bout of the guitar. This maintains consistency from one guitar to the next. The upper bout is contoured for a very comfortable feel. The species of wood used for this guitar is Alder.
The neck is a lap sawn, Maple neck with an Indian Rosewood fingerboard; traditional clay marking dots; and copper side dots. The neck has a nitro finish.
The fretting process is done through epoxy fretting. This process is used for multiple reasons. One of the advantages to this type of fretting is that you lose the hollow gaps under the fret that you find with the traditional way of fretting. In traditional fretting, with each fret you put on, it is like driving a wedge into the fingerboard, which causes back tension on the neck. With epoxy fretting, all of these issues are eliminated. The epoxy under the frets helps to transfer string vibration throughout the neck to the body, and relieves all stress and tension on the neck that occurs with traditional fretting. This results in a stress-free neck, which allows the truss rod to work properly and to adjust the neck accurately.
Lindy Fralin pickups: bridge pickup is a Split-Jazz pickup that is slightly over wound; neck pickups are Fralin Stock Vintage P-Bass pickups
Custom designed made by John Mann.
Weighs 9.5 lbs, jazz width at the nut
CASH price is $ 2250 Trade value is around $2500 (What I paid used)
interested in Xotic basses, Aguilar TH500, SL112 or DB112