Saturday, April 03, 2010
Zon Sonus Custom 5 Wenge
Zon Sonus Custom 5 Wenge-Eucalyptus Fretless 5-String Electric Bass Natural¹
First introduced as a jazz bass in the 1990s, the Sonus has evolved into one of the most popular Zon basses. Designed with traditional styling, the Sonus achieves a perfect balance of classic characteristics.The wenge/eucalyptus top offers a luxurious and striking contrast to the appearance of the instrument, with an added strength from these two hard woods. The Zon Sonus body features a deep cutaway, which encourages playing up the double-octave fretboard. The 34" scale, 12" radius, and 1-5/8" nut width provide comfort for intricate bass licks. The tonal qualities of the select ash body give the Zon Sonus fretless bass incredible warmth and personality, with dynamic punch and clarity. Its D-shaped bolt-on neck is tapered to feel like a vintage jazz bass neck. The superior playing response of the neck provides increased sustain and rich harmonics with no dead spots, while offering superior stability. Bartolini soapbar pickups are wound to reproduce the classic jazz sound, while custom electronics on the Zon Sonus Custom bass provide the player with independent pickup volumes, bass, and treble controls.Other appointments on the 5-string fretless bass include a Zon brass bridge, 3-band active controls, Zon enclosed tuners, black hardware and a Zon gig bag. Finished in natural high gloss, the Sonus will surely become a favorite for your bass arsenal—amazing electronics, breathtaking woods, and comfortable ergonomics.