For Sale; A very rare Yamaha BBNE2 Nathan East Limited Edition 5-String Bass Guitar. This bass was developed in cooperation with Mr. East, celebrating the 30-year partnership between Yamaha and the bass legend. The BBNE2LTD is a limited-edition version of Nathan’s signature 5-string bass featured a new finish and an exclusive accessory kit. Production was limited to 50 basses globally! *ONLY 13 OF WHICH, WERE SENT TO THE US*. The Nathan East Limited Edition Signature 5-string bass guitar features a pewter finish, black nickel hardware, and a premium accessories pack including signature leather strap, photo book, picks, signed Nathan East "hand stamp". The bass has been meticulously maintained since it was purchased new, and is in very nice “collectible” condition. The finish is still beautiful, showing very few blemishes of use with no scratches or signs of “buckle rash” on the back of the body. There is one nick however, on the backside of the headstock. This would be easy to fill and repair. The ebony fretboard is in nice condition and the abalone inlays are a thing of beauty. It plays like a dream and the electronics give it just the right conditioning to create an array of sounds. The special deluxe case has not been used since it was purchased and is in perfect shape. The bass is currently fitted with Adagio XL Chrome Flatwounds. This is a very collectible bass worth having. Aside from the fact that it is a wonderfully playing instrument, it will only increase in value over in the coming years, due to its limited production and distribution. Manufacturer’s description and specifications are; Construction Neck Through Scale Length 34" (863.6mm) Fingerboard Ebony Radius 19 11/16" (500mm) Frets 24 Body Maple/Alder Neck Maple/Premium Grade Mahogany 5 Piece Bridge Yamaha BPZ-7 (No Piezo) Pickups Alnico V Stack Type x 2 Pickup Switch N/A Controls Master Volume, Pickup Balancer, 3-Band EQ, Mid Cut Frequency, Mid Cut On-Off Switch Design and Electronics The BBNE2 follows the shape and design of other BB series guitars with its stylish double-cutaway contoured body constructed from Maple and Alder, maximizing resonance and helping to produce the thick, warm tone the BBNE2 produces. The BBNE2 features a neck through design comprised of a 5-piece maple and mahogany neck sandwiched between the body. The contoured design of the body is to ensure maximum comfort for the player. Additionally, the BBNE2 features active electronics with a special equalizer circuit based on Nathan East’s ‘Magic Box’. This circuit gives you the ability to cut off the selected mid frequency for added precision and control. Unique Bridge Design One of the most unique features of the BBNE2 is the design of the bridge of the instrument. The bridge features individual bridge pieces which help to minimize any crossed vibrations from other strings. This results in a purer and cleaner tone, minimizing any mistakes or wrong notes. Custom Pickups The BBNE2 features two sets of pickups, The Alnico V Humbucker pickups and custom designed slack type pickups. The Alnico V Humbucker pickups produce a warmer tone, while the construction helps to minimize any feedback. The custom slack type pickups were designed in collaboration with Nathan East, providing the perfect tone for Jazz and Blues players. I am selling this and my other axes only because I am getting too old to play anymore. I have seen just a couple of these come up for sale since I bought it new. Don’t miss the opportunity to own, and play, a truly rare collectible and beautifully crafted bass.