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Spector USA NS-5XL 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Bahama Blue Quilt (SN:427)


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You are looking at a Spector USA NS-5XL 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Bahama Blue Quilt, serial number 427. This is the actual bass you will receive should you decide to purchase. (8 lbs, 6.3 oz.)

This Spector USA NS-5XL is professional-quality 5-string bass with all the unparalleled tone and playability you've come to expect from the world-famous Spector brand. Featuring Spector's world-famous curved body design that hit the scene in 1977, the USA Series NS-5XL is handcrafted using the finest premium woods & custom components. Pairing these ingredients with premium electronics, this NS-5XL delivers those amazing "growling" bass tones that has made Spector the legend that it is today. Bass players from all walks of life take note: this NS-5XL 5-string fits every style of music and will always cut through the mix!

Spector's Original World-Famous Curved Body Design
There were only larger non-ergonomic electric bass bodies before Spector's small curved & contoured body design took the bass world by storm in 1977. This was designed exclusively for Spector by their friend Ned Steinberger, who was a furniture designer at the time.

Handcrafted Using Finest Premium Tonewoods & Custom Components
For over 40 years, Spector has sourced only the best tone woods for their basses. This NS-5XL uses Pacific NorthWest figured maple over Spector's Helium redwood, which is reclaimed from NYC water tanks! This this one of Spector's most popular body wood combination, giving the familiar sonic footprint very similar to their solid maple body wings but with a little more midrange presence.

Premium Electronics for that Renowned Spector "Growl"
This NS-5XL comes equipped with Spector's classic mating of EMG active J/J pickups with a custom Spector/HAZ 9v preamp circuit. When paired with Spector's unique tonewoods, the electronics produce those coveted Spector tones and that signature growl you know and love. This NS-5XL shines with finger or pick style playing and offers very even output.


  • Spector's Original Curved Body Shape
  • Bahama Blue Gloss Finish
  • Quilt Maple Top Over Helium Reclaimed NYC Water Tank Redwood
  • 35" Scale Length for Superb Low-End Tones
  • Pau Ferro Fingerboard with Spector's Signature Crown Inlays
  • EMG J/J Active Pickups and Custom Spector/HAZ 9v Circuit Preamp
  • Chrome Hardware Including Spector Locking Bridge
  • Includes Hardshell Case

Get your Spector USA NS-5XL 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Bahama Blue Quilt from Sam Ash Direct 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 Electric Bass Guitar
  • Hardshell Case
  • Truss Rod Wrench
  • Bridge Wrench
  • Dunlop Strap End Strap Locks


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Number Of Frets 24
Scale Length 35"
Nut Width 1.81"
Neck Shape Spector Thin
Fingerboard Radius 16"
Body Style Spector Original Curved
Neck Type Neck-Thru
Neck Wood 3-Piece Quartersawn NY Maple
Fingerboard Pau Ferro
Body Wood HeliumĀ® Reclaimed NYC Watertank Redwood
Top Quilted Maple
Pickup Configuration J-J
Bridge Pickup EMG Active J
Neck Pickup EMG Active J
Bridge Type Spector Solid Brass Locking with Intonation Screws
Tuning Machines Gotoh GB-7
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Weight 8 lbs, 6.3 oz.
Series USA Series
Model NS-5XL
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for five years and labor for five years from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.