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Martín Méndez, bassist for progressive-metal titans Opeth, has partnered with Sandberg for his own signature bass guitar.
Based on Sandberg’s California TT Passive, the Martín Méndez Signature features an alder body, available with a Soft Age finish in Virgin White or an ash body with Black Matt finish.
A six-bolt-on hard-rock maple neck is teamed with a matching headstock and ebony fingerboard, with the option of a maple fingerboard with black block inlays on the Black Matt model.
Tone-wise, Méndez has equipped the bass with two Delano JMVC pickups and positioned them closer to the bridge for a little more bite than Sandberg’s regular pickup position.
Those pickups are adjusted via volume, balance and treble-cut controls, while Sandberg’s ‘Vibration Treatment’ promises an improved resonance and worn-in tone.
The Martín Méndez Signature will be available as a 34”-scale four-string or 35”-scale five-string, with the price TBC.
Head over to Sandberg (opens in new tab) for more info.