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Spector NS-JH5CM Fretless Bass

Stuart Spector basses have been some of the finest instruments produced in the last 20 years. In recent times the line has been expanded to meet a wide range of taste and budgets, including the NS-JH5CM, a beautiful five-sting fretless bolt-on.

In the past Spector basses were a part of a small group of high-end custom-built instruments reserved for the bass elite. But the bolt-on, versus the neck-through, design helps lower the cost for a midrange buyer. The instrument is fairly lightweight, which helps facilitate a smooth playing action. This bass requires a fairly light touch to achieve a good response, and I think most players will find this a selling point. The fingerboard is pau ferro with 35-inch scale and 24-fret length. The sound of the bass is very articulate, producing a characteristically Jacoish sound quality, probably due to the lightness of the wood in the body.

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