NAMM 2020: Sandberg announces fresh basses with a range of specs and finishes

(Image credit: Sandberg Guitars)

NAMM 2020: Sandberg has announced several new basses in its ever growing collection - the Lionel short-scale passive model, a new addition to the California SuperLight Series and an upgrade to the current Nighthawk series - the Nighthawk Plus.

Also included in this slew of new releases is the California VM5 with Aguilar Electronics - a huge name in the world of bass guitar.

The Lionel model will include a 30" scale-length neck and passive split coil pickup configuration and will feature both matte and aged finishes.

The California TT4 SuperLight will feature an ultra-lightweight Paulownia body, and a roasted maple neck.

(Image credit: Sandberg)

As previously mentioned, the Nighthawk Plus is an upgrade over the existing Nighthawk series, and will feature Sandberg-designed Black Label pickups, a striking black headstock and an anodized aluminum pickguard.

The California VM5 will feature an OBP-2 Preamp, an AG 5P 60s split coil pickup in the neck position, and an AG 5M in the bridge position.

These basses will be available from January 14 - prices are TBC.

For more information, head to Sandberg Guitars.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.