Marleaux Contra 5

6,399.20 incl. VAT

Marleaux Contra 5

Marleaux is a bass company located in Germany and founded by Gerald Marleaux.

Marleaux has been building basses since 1990, and his unparalleled passion for quality and attention to detail has led to him being acknowledged as one of the greatest builders currently around.

Gerald hand-picks the wood in the local area around his workshop and treats the woods like a true artisan. Time and attention is put into proper storage, treatment and drying of the woods so their inherent sonic characteristics and qualities shine through uncompromised.

The old violin colored Contra 5 is a semi-hollow body bass made from the same materials as fine violins and bass viols, and what a masterpiece it is! A true work of art, but without being a furniture bass.

The bass features a maple body with a spruce top, ebony fingerboard and 3-piece maple neck.

It comes with 2 Delano dual humbucker pickups that capture the richness of this highly unique bass beautifully.

 

The tone of this bass is otherworldly rich. The low end is full and smooth and at the same time the harmonics just pop out in a very organic way.

The preamp is Marleaux’s own EQ V2 with a 2-band active and with one passive tone control.

The tone of this bass is otherworldly rich. The low end is full and smooth and at the same time the harmonics just pop out in a very organic way. This is truly an inspiring instrument unlike anything else out there, with next-level aesthetics and sounds that’ll keep you playing days on end without sleep and without regret!

Specs

Body

Body Wood
Semi Hollow Flamed Maple
Body Top
Spruce top
Color
Old violin
Tone Chambers
Semi-hollow
Finish
Satin

Neck

Neck Wood
3 Piece maple
Fingerboard
Ebony
Frets
24
Strings
5
Headstock
Matching
Neck Finish
Satin
Fingerboard Radius
Comp. 12“ -16"
Frets
Jumbo
Nut
45 mm / 1.77"
Width at the last fret
77 mm / 3.03"
Neck Construction
3 Piece Maple
Scale Length
864 mm / 34"
Truss Rod
Dual action
Tuning
Standard
Side Dots
White

Electronics

Preamp /Preamp option
V2 Marleaux 2 band active/passive with passive tone control EQ
Pickup
Delano SBC5 4S
Controls
Vol, pan, passive tone, double active bass/treble

Hardware

Bridge
Custom Marleaux Contra bridge by ETS in black
Tuning Machines
Schaller custom tuner and security locks 
Hardware Finish
Black
Pickguard
None
Bridge Spacing
19mm
Hardware Finish
Brass, black
Jack
In site

Accessories

Accessories
Tools, Gigbag, Marleaux folder with certificate, information and electronic instructions and security Locks