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Spector price list: Updated, July 2016


SPECTOR® American Made Neck-Thru Series Bass Guitars: Matte Finish


NS-2 Special Edition 40th Anniversary Atlantic Salmon bass - £7200

NS-2 - £4000

NS-4 - £4000

NS-2 Doug: £4000

The Legendary NS-2™ Bass; Introduced in 1979, it has become the standard for what a Professional P/J Bass should be. Embraced by a virtual Who’s Who of iconic bassists representing every genre of music imaginable, theNS-2™ is the bass most often associated with SPECTOR®.


When musicians speak about the “Trademark SPECTOR® Tone™”; it’s the warm, powerful growl of the NS-2™ they are referencing. In reality, very little has changed regarding the design or components of this model since the early 1980’s. 


You might ask why? The answer is simple; who are we to mess with perfection?



NS-2 with solid Walnut body and Walnut burl top


The more powerful sibling of our famous NS-2™ model, the NS-4™ is powered with dual EMG® 35DC™ humbucking pickups and our SPECTOR® USA 18-volt Tone Control Circuit™.


With all of the refinements of the Legendary

NS-2™ and the tonal range and power provided by the marriage of our 18v circuit to EMG’s standard-setting DC line of pickups, this bass is a powerhouse of sonic fury.

The NS-4™ has been recognised by BASS PLAYER MAGAZINE® as one of the Top-3 basses available in the $2,500 + price range.



NS4 with optional Buckeye Burl top



Doug Wimbish model in Ultra Amber stain over quilt maple

Specifications;

  1. The Original NS-Body™ Design - This design was created for Spector® by legendary instrument designer Ned Steinberger. Don't be fooled by look-alikes. Only Spector® has the original!

  2. Graphite Reinforced 3pc Neck-Thru Rock Maple Neck, 24 Fret Pau Ferro Fingerboard, abalone Spector inlays

  3. Gold Hardware, including Spector Solid Brass Locking Bridge, Gotoh GB7 Tuners and Straplocks.

  4. Doug Wimbish model features 1.5" nut

  5. Limited lifetime warranty against defects to the original owner



NS5XL £4275

NS6XL £4500

Designed in the early 1980's and put into production in the 1986, the 34" scale EMG® J™ pickup, 9-volt powered Spector® NS-5™ has become an iconic example of the growly, aggressive tone that made Spector® the bass of choice for so many artists in the 1980's.


Some Spector® artists such as legendary bass virtuoso Doug Wimbish, love their 1980's NS-5™ models so much they've never stopped playing them.  Because of Doug and many other long-time artist's requests, the NS-5™ has been retooled and added to the lineup of USA Neck-Thru Spector® basses once again.



NS5 with Buckeye top, single coil EMG pickups


Our top-of-the-line extra-long scale (35”) 5-string model leaves nothing left to be desired. Made in our New York Workshop with the finest materials, hand-made by Stuart Spector and his master craftsmen, the NS-5XL™ bass is a thoroughbred tonal powerhouse.


Dual EMG® 40DC™ humbucking pickups are married to our 18v USA Tone Circuit™ to provide an agile yet steady range of tone and color. From Pop to Country, Jazz to Metal, Rock to Alternative; this bass can easily handle them all and still leave room to explore new sound possibilities.



NS5-XL with Quilt maple top with Ultra Amber high gloss finish


BIG, BOLD, BEAUTIFUL... The 35” scale NS-6XL™ is an outstanding example of how versatile the NS-Bass™ design is for as large and heavy as most well-made six-string basses are, the NS-6XL™ earns rave reviews from players for it’s comfortable shape and balance. Everything about this bass screams big.


From the massive solid brass Spector® Locking Bridge to the beautifully shaped Pao Ferro fingerboard, and the most important feature of them all; BIG SOUND. With the tonal range only a six-string could offer; this is our most tonally versatile models.


NS6-XL with optional Buckeye top

Specifications;

  1. Standard with Quilt/Flame maple top and satin finish

  2. The Original NS-Body™ Design - This design was created for Spector® by legendary instrument designer Ned Steinberger. Don't be fooled by look-alikes. Only Spector® has the original!

  3. Graphite Reinforced 3pc Neck-Thru Rock Maple Neck, 24 Fret Pau Ferro Fingerboard, abalone Spector inlays

  4. Gold Hardware, including Spector Solid Brass Locking Bridge, Gotoh GB7 Tuners and Straplocks.

  5. Body Wings: Solid AAAA Figured Maple, Exotic Tops such as Premium Buckeye Burl, Water Cured Redwood,  Spalted Maple, and Figured Walnut, on a Walnut Back.

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



American Made Bolt-On Series Matte Finish


NS-4H2  £2700

NS-5H2  £2750

NS-6H2  £3000

NS2 Bolt On  £2700

NS Shorty  £2700


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


Originally designed for Garry Tallent (Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band), we are proud to offer the Spector® “Shorty™" Short Scale (30 3/8”) bolt-on bass.



NS Shorty with Quilt Maple top




NS-2 Bolton with Quilt maple top with Ultra Amber stain finish



NS4-H2 with Redwood burl top, satin finish



NS-5H2 with Quilt maple top, satin natural finish, option EMG J pickups



NS 6H2 with figured maple top with black cherry satin finish


Specifications;

  1. The Original NS-Body™ Design - This design was created for Spector® by legendary instrument designer Ned Steinberger. Don't be fooled by look-alikes. Only Spector® has the original!

  2. Graphite Reinforced 3pc Bolt-On Rock Maple Neck, 24 Fret Pau Ferro Fingerboard, mother of pearl Spector inlays

  3. FM models feature Figured Maple Top, EX models feature Spalted Maple Wood Top

  4. Black Hardware, including custom aluminium Hipshot bridge with brass saddles and Hipshot UltraLite tuners

  5. Aguilar OBP-3 3 band active tone controls, special EMG CS-TW single/dual coil mode pickups

  6. Options Solid Rosewood Neck Option, 4 & 5 string models

  7. FM finishes Matte: Bahama Blue, Black Cherry, Black Stain, Golden Stain, Natural, Walnut Stain.

  8. EX Finishes: Natural Matte

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


Bolt-on neck options:

  1. Spalted Maple or Redwood top: £0

  2. Bird's eye Maple fingerboard with Abalone inlays: £320

  3. Bird's eye Maple fingerboard with Black Pearl inlays: £430

  4. Body Wings: Premium Walnut over Black Walnut or Sycamore: £850

  5. Body Wings: Premium Buckeye Burl or Redwood Burl over Black Walnut of Sycamore:  £540

  6. Body Wings: Solid Premium figured maple - POA

  7. Body wings: Helium® reclaimed water tank Redwood - no charge

  8. Shorty 30 3/8" scale: £0

  9. Lined or unlined fretless: £0

  10. Hipshot Xtender key on 4 string models: £100

  11. Black Hardware: £0

  12. Bahama Blue/Peacock Blue colours: £165

  13. High gloss finish: £650

  14. Pickups: EMG MM-TW at bridge, with or without EMG pu at neck (4 & 5 st. only) - £0

  15. Pickups: Aguilar Super Singles or Super Doubles: £60

  16. Bartolini pickups: £0

  17. 40th Anniversary Salmon Inlay: £270



CODA Deluxe series;

Coda4 Deluxe™   £2600

Coda5 Deluxe™   £2700

It is no joke that Stuart Spector is always thinking about new ways to bring new avenues to improve player experience and offer new soundscapes for musicians to explore.


The Coda™ Bass is the perfect example of how Stuart looks to take classic ideas and put a decidedly Spector® twist on them. Part homage to the great bass sounds and styles of the past and yet new and refreshing because of the attention to detail and hand-crafted construction, the Coda™ is nothing short of a new Spector® Classic.



Coda4 finished in Ultra-Amberburst, optional premium birdseye maple fingerboard, optional black MOP inlays




Coda5 finished in Black Cherry, optional premium birdseye maple fingerboard, optional black MOP inlays

Standard specifications;

  1. *Quilted Maple top over lightweight Alder body.

  2. *34" scale length

  3. *Pau Ferro fingerboard

  4. *Mother of Pearl Spector inlays

  5. *Nut width: Coda4 1.50", Coda5 1.87"

  6. *1pc maple bolt-on neck. 20 fret pau ferro fingerboard with Spector mother of pearl inlays.

  7. *Aguilar 60s pickups

  8. *Aguilar OBP 2 preamp with treble cut/boost, bass cut/boost

* All passive mode via push/pull pot that bypasses OPB-2.

* Chrome Hardware : Hipshot heavy duty style bridge, Dunlop Dual Design strap buttons.

  1. *High Gloss body finish : Black Cherry, Trans. Black, Natural, Sunburst, Ultra Amber Burst.




Special Order Options

  1. Exotic Buckeye Burl Top £540

  2. Swamp Ash body wood  £85

  3. 35” scale with 21 frets (Coda 5 Deluxe only) £230.00

  4. Matching Headstock (Coda only) £170

  5. Bahama Blue or Peacock Blue colours  £170.00

  6. Goldi Rocks™ finish  £170

  7. Birdseye Maple Fingerboard with abalone Spector inlays. £340

  8. Birdseye Maple Fingerboard with black mother of pearl Spector inlays. £455

  9. Lined or Unlined Fretless  No Charge

  10. Pickups : Aguilar (70’s, Hum Canceling), Bartolini, EMG, Nordstrand. Call for costs

  11. Pickups: Spector custom TB-70 (aggressive 70's style) £145 - N/A

  12. Other Custom Options  Inquire


CTB  Carved Top Bass - Fretted of fretless

NS2 CTB   £2700


  1. NECK Bolt-on 3pc Maple With Graphite Rods inside for additional strength

  2. FINGERBOARD : Pau Ferro 

  3. NUMBER OF FRETS : 24

  4. SCALE LENGTH : 30 3/8" 

  5. BODY: Alder with 85% resonance chambers 

  6. TOP : Helium® reclaimed redwood carved top with carved inside and outside surfaces. Specially placed F holes to bring out the low end.

  7. Color : Antique Honeyburst

  8. BRIDGE : Ebony with Rosewood tailpiece

  9. NECK PICKUP :  Aguilar DCB

  10. BRIDGE PICKUP : Fishman piezo, passive

  11. ACTIVE TONE CONTROLS : Aguilar OPB-3

  12. CONTROLS : master volume, pickup balance, stack pot : treble boost/cut, bass boost/cut, midrange boost/cut with push/pull function for 400/800 frequency selection




US Forte Series™ Matte finish

Forte4, Forte 4X, Forte4 SS   £2700

Forte5, Forte 4X    £2750

Forte6    £3000



Special Order Options

  1. Darkglass Tone Capsule: £200

  2. Spector USA 9v circuit: £375

  3. Body wings: solid figured maple £270

  4. Body wings: Helium® reclaimed water tank Redwood - no charge

  5. Swamp Ash body wood  £85

  6. Aguilar passive pickups: no charge

  7. Lined or unlined fretless: no charge

  8. Other Custom Options  Inquire