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Rick Turner Electroline Special EL-535-P-SP 5-String Fretless Bass Guitar Sunburst

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MSRP: Old Price $3,630.00 Discounted Price $3,267.00 Save : $363.00 (10%)
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Crafted by pioneer luthier Rick Tuner, the Electroline Special EL-535-P-SP pairs top-notch craftsmanship with premium performance and tone. Featuring fine tonewoods and components, the Electroline Special EL-535-P-SP also boasts a fretless, long-scale design and premium electronics including a piezo undersaddle pickup. With all of these features, this Electroline Special 5-string bass guitar will be perfect for any professional bass who seeks warm, natural tones and unparalleled build quality.

Fine Tonewoods and Components
Made using a swamp ash body and dressed in a sunburst finish, the Electroline Special EL-535-P-SP sports a comfortable double-cutaway design and a comfortable maple C neck to provide an outstanding playing feel and exceptional tone. A set of Gotoh-style tuners paired with a modified hipshot bridge ensures precise tuning and fantastic sustain.

Fretless, Long-Scale Design
What's really great about this Electroline Special EL-535-P-SP is that it features a fretless design and a longer scale length. The fretless rosewood fretboard provides that ultra-smooth, standup bass-type sound that bassists love while the longer 35" scale length adds some extra tonal warmth on the low end. The exclamation point fret markers make the transition easier for players that are used to fretted basses.

Premium Electronics with Piezo Pickup
Incorporating a piezo undersaddle pickup and a D-TAR Eclipse preamp, the Electroline Special EL-535-P-SP offers those pure, natural tones that'll fit in perfectly into your band's acoustic set. Thanks to the preamp, that infamous "piezo quack" is not an issue, and the low- and high-frequency response and the even note-to-note response is truly outstanding.


  • Swamp Ash Double Cutaway Body in Sunburst
  • 35"-Scale Maple C Reinforced Neck
  • Fretless Rosewood Fingerboard with Exclamation Markers
  • Piezo Undersaddle Pickup with D-TAR Eclipse Preamp
  • Gotoh-Style Tuners and Modified Hipshot Bridge
  • Includes Gig Bag

Get your Rick Turner Electroline Special EL-535-P-SP 5-String Fretless Bass Guitar Sunburst from Sam Ash today. With over nine decades of experience in the music retail business, Sam Ash is dedicated to helping every player and collector find the distinctive instrument that they've been longing for. And remember, your purchase is protected by the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • 5-String Fretless Electric Bass Guitar
  • Gig Bag

Great bass, needed new strings and setup


This bass is insane. First of all, it's beautiful. Secondly, the Turner piezoelectric pickup is nuts. It's very flexible, since you can get great bass tones out of it ranging from funk and jazz to rock. But you can also get a warm, almost acoustic guitar-like sound out of it that I've never heard on any other bass. And of course, the fretless "mwah" is there, if you want it. My only issue with the purchase was that it needed better strings and a better setup before I was fully happy with it. It's a shame that it came to me so poorly setup. But that's fixed now, and this is definitely a "bass guitar of distinction." My guitar and bass repairman was very complimentary, and he sees a lot of nice instruments through his shop.


Hayward, CA


Electroline Special EL-535-P-SP 5-String Fretless Bass Guitar Sunburst

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Number Of Frets Fretless
Scale Length 35"
Nut Width 1-3/4"
Neck Shape C
Fingerboard Radius 16"
Body Style Turner Designed Double Cutaway
Neck Type Bolt On
Neck Wood Maple
Fingerboard Rosewood
Body Wood Swamp Ash
Pickup Configuration Other
Bridge Pickup Undersaddle Piezo
Bridge Type Modified Hipshot
Tuning Machines Gotoh Style
Orientation Right-Handed
Other Features Reinforced Neck

Exclamation Point Fret Markers
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Gig Bag
Series Electroline
Model EL-535-P-SP
Warranty Info:

The Rick Turner Guitar Company warrants all new instruments they build. This warranty is a guarantee of full consumer protection against all defects in workmanship, materials, and design to the original owner. The duration of this warranty, as stated above, is for two years from date of purchase.

From that date forward, Rick Turner Company extends this warranty for the body and neck for a period of five additional years. Electronics, wiring, and internal components are not included in this extended warranty. Finish checking, being a climate influenced condition not controllable by Renaissance Guitars, is also not covered by this warranty.

Full warranty and repair service is offered at their shop, and they will work on all problems and issues on Rick Turner Guitar Company instruments for the life of the instrument. Repair rates, in their shop, are below industry standards as a service to their instrument owners.

Normal wear and tear, exposure to extremes of humidity or temperature, accidental damage or abuse is not covered by this warranty and is evaluated by Renaissance Guitars. Unauthorized repair work also voids this warranty. Rick Turner Company will not assume consequential damages or subsequent financial loss. Shipping and transportation to and from Santa Cruz is the responsibility of the instrument owner.

This warranty supercedes all previous guarantees expressed or implied.

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