Artist 5 Makore / bookmatch mahogany back

A r t i s t

"The Brown Makore bass"

This particular bass was conceived with the Makore in mind. It influenses the wood in a particular way not unlike Maccassar ebony but in a warmer way, punch, growl, sweet highs and it sings! Very fast neck of maple and purpleheart, the maple is a special batch of figured ones but without the usual weakness of those flamed ones. The neck is so strong that the trussrod is just slightly tightened, that gives decades and decades of use no matter string gauge you put on the bass. The bass is hollow and is therefore much lighter than one might think with dense woods. What that brings to the table is definition and resonance throughout the instrument. Topped up with custom wound pickups, a 3 band EQ with mid sweep and our usual QUAD switching system to obtain every possible type of sound from the bass itself. The second Private stock bass this year apart from the usual custom ordered ones. The last one was sold even before i put it on the website. Which is fun and a testament to these basses attraction. These are built with carte blance specs, just an idea at the start and I love building them!

Specifications:

  • 5-string: 45mm @ 0-fret. 18 mm spacing
  • 32" scale
  • max body width 350 mm
  • 40 mm thick mahogany body with bookmatched Makore top and bookmatched mahogany back with matching compartment lids.
  • maple with purpleheart reinforcement neck. 7-ply
  • West african Ebony fretboard. 16" radius. 24 frets.
  • Hipshot Ultralite tuners.
  • ETS bridge with separate string anchors.
  • 3-band EQ specially designed for the bass.

64800 SEK

"Det är idag ca 5 år sedan jag fick min Unicorn och jag får forfarande wow-upplevelser med jämna mellanrum. Basen är så fantastiskt responsorisk och mångfacetterad. Jag har jobbat som basist i ca 25 år och har givetvis spelat på en uppsjö av basar i alla olika prisklasser men Unicornbass är i en klass för sig själv gällande ljud, hantverk, utseende och framförallt spelbarhet.
Som improvisationsmusiker vill man ha så lite hinder som möjligt mellan idé och utförande. Med en skräddarsydd Unicornbass i händerna är alla hinder undanröjda. Det är bara att gå dit musiken tar dig." – Sebastian Hankers

 

"This bass has it all! Infinite Sound Possibilities before you even begin to adjust the EQ! Responds incredibly well to playing style and dynamics ! The look is bold, yet sophisticated. According to me , it fits any context, using it for everything from folk to metal ! Easy to play ? You bet ! " – Fredrik Bergqvist, Sole Syndicate

 

I love my Unicornbass. Christian is a master luthier. Tack! – Zachary Beard

 

There´s no better place in the world to buy your next bass. Or get a nice cup of coffee – Adam Ander

 

If the best isn’t good enough then a bass built by master luthier Christian Olsson should satisfy your needs. The incredible know how when it comes to combine woods to reach your dream tone and the attention to the smallest detail is just a small part of what UNICORNbass stands for. – Jonny Trobro