RS5-24 Ash/Maple

David and David

Firstly I have no other words than "thanks mate!!"
The bass arrived safely and after staring at the sheer beauty of the instrument I tuned up and ... wow! The sounds were amazing and that's simply tuned and plugged in.
My dad was over when the bass arrived and he was just gobsmacked with the quality. He kept raving about the flawless finish!
The playability across the neck and the evenness of tone is effortless. Makes me feel like a better player already.
Just wanted to say that it arrived safely .. took a couple of pics - attached - Now I will get busy and check it out ... gotta go but will be back ... thanks again for such an awesome instrument!

Later that day…….

Hi Dave

I had a few more hours now and simply can’t stop playing … missed dinner and will probably not wanna sleep!! … cannot believe how well you access the upper frets and are able to use the whole extended range!!
I have some rehearsals tomorrow so will be able to hear with a band …


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