Stuart Spector Design Bass Guitars:: USA :: NS5 H2 AL EX, Spalted Maple Top, EMG, Aquilar :: Custom hand made basses, Bassdirect, For sale, UK



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Spector NS5 H2 AL EX five string bass - £2999.00

SOLD - please contact us to order another.

  1. Export price outside EU £1749. Shipping costs (from): USA £100, Australia £100, Mainland EU £30

  2. Please call or email the shop to pay by VISA, MASTERCARD, MAESTRO, PAYPAL, Bank transfer.

  3. Actual instrument shown, please click on images to enlarge;

The USA Series™ Bolt-On Basses offer a the same quality, tonal range and versatility as the Neck-Thru basses but are specifically designed for those who desire the feel and sound of a bolt-on neck. Lighter than the Neck-Thru NS-Bass™ Models but with the same ergonomic comfort that makes the NS-Bass™ so comfortable to play.


•These basses are powered by ACTIVE EMG® Pickups and Aguilars Dynamic OBP-3™ Tone Circuit with several available pickup configuration options including "J" and "MM" pickups. 

•Each model features the ORIGINAL DEEP SOCKET NECK INSERT™ design.  Stuart Spector invented this neck/socket design in 1982 to allow bolt-on basses to have increased sustain and stability.

•A newer-modified NS-Body™ design.  This design uses the original NS-Body™ profile but has less rounding of the main body planes.  The horns are not as round and the back body curve is slightly less dramatic than our Neck-Thru NS-Bass Models™.

•Each model has a solid lightweight Mahogany body with a sold top of either exotic wood (EX) or figured Maple (FM).

•3 Piece Rock-Maple graphite reinforced neck with 24 fret Pau Ferro (Bolivian Rosewood) fingerboard and mother of pearl SPECTOR® Crown Inlays.

This is a one of kind bass, hand built in Woodstock in New York State in the the USA by Stuart Spector Design. The NS design, first used in 1977, has been much copied but never bettered. This bass is at the highest end of custom instruments and represents the culmination of over 30 years of excellence from Spector and is faultless to play and it is light at under 9lb!!. All the usual specifications plus a unique Spalted Maple top make this a very desirable and beautiful instrument.

  1. Original Spector NS curved body style

  2. 35" scale, 24 frets, Deep Socket Neck Insert™ for maximum sustain and stability

  3. Graphite Reinforced 3pc Bolt on Rock Maple Neck

  4. 24 Fret Bird's eye maple Fingerboard, 16" radius

  5. Width at nut: 1.9", String spacing at bridge: .75"

  6. Mother of Pearl Spector crown inlays

  7. Brass nut

  8. Black Hardware, Custom Hipshot A style Aluminium Bridge, Hipshot ultralight Tuners, Straplocks.

  9. Body: lightweight Mahogany

  10. Top: Exhibition Quilted Maple - Bahama Blue satin finish

  11. EMG Custom Dual coil active pickups - Bridge - 35CSTW, Neck - 35CSTW

  12. Aquilar OBP3 active preamp, bass, treble, mid (with push/pull frequency select), volume (push/pull coil tap), volume (push/pull coil tap)

  13. Limited lifetime warranty against defects to the original owner.

  14. Fitted hard case

  15. Weight - 3.8kg/8lb 6oz

  16. Click on pictures to enlarge


Unit 12, Rigby Close

Heathcote Ind Est

Warwick, CV34 6TH

Tel: 01926 886433

Shop opening hours

Mon - Fri 9.30 - 5.00

Saturday 10.00 - 3.00

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