Here is the Unique Markbass Kilimanjaro Signature Italian Bass in Natural Finish. The Kilimanjaro bass comes from the strong collaboration between Richard Bona and Marco De Virgiliis who, with this amazing instrument as well, have respected the main principle they share: they don’t accept compromises. This bass is a pleasant shaped instrument, really ergonomic and balanced even though it’s quite far from a standard design any bass player is familiar with. It’s a unique bass. On the Kilimanjaro bass MarkBass wanted an original design that they improved together with Richard until coming to the final result satisfying 100% Richard, Marco and any bass player who had the chance to try the very first samples.
Starting from the body shape with the smoothed back for those playing while seated holding bass in a classical style position (a pretty trendy fashion between bass players), then the lower cutaway designed to offer maximum access until the last fret, the ultra refinished and comfortable neck letting super low action settings, the innovative headstock designed step by step with Richard where we used a single neck/headstock wood block with a 7° angle not needing any strings retainer on it.
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- Neck Wood: Maple
- Scale length: 34 in.
- Active Pickups
- Pickup configuration: HH
- Active preamp: Active/passive switch
- Maple Fretboard
- Fret size: Medium
- Number of frets: 24
- Inlays: Side position
- Body wood: Swamp ash
- Top wood: Flamed maple
- Body finish: Satin
- Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, master tone 3-band EQ
- Bridge type: Fixed
- Bridge design: Hipshot Kickass
- Tuning machines: Hipshot
- Country of origin: Italy
Unique Markbass Kilimanjaro 5 Richard Bona Signature Italian Bass