Ish x Warwick Dolphin SN TCS Custom Shop Endangered Species 4-String Bass Wenge Fretboard

After 20 years, these Dolphins have been freed from captivity! Ish and Warwick have collaborated to bring you a run of 17 Warwick Dolphin SN's that were built 20 years ago but discontinued shortly after. Ish's Founder discovered that the bodies were being stowed away at Warwick's German factory for two decades, waiting to see player's hands - and we decided we had to take action. We are calling this once-in-a-lifetime run the "Endangered Species" since it will never happen again!

Included in the 17 piece limited run are basses in various configurations including:

  • (10) 4 string, natural oil finish with wenge board   $6605
  • (4) 4 string, satin black finish with wenge board   $6940
  • (1) 4 string, satin black finish with ebony board   $6940
  • (1) 5 string, natural oil finish with wenge board   $7035
  • (1) 5 string, satin black finish with ebony board   $7585

Don't forget, Dolphins are discontinued from the Warwick German-made lineup everywhere besides Masterbuilt. If these basses were spec'd in Masterbuilt they would be approximately $12-14,000 along with a 2 year build time. This is your only opportunity to own a new Dolphin for less than Masterbuilt prices, and available now!

The overall spec of these basses is slightly different than their current Masterbuilt counterparts. The full specs of our Ish x Warwick run are listed at the bottom, but the main differences are:

Ish x Warwick Run

Nut Width 1.5" (4 string), 1.8" (5 string)

Width 12 fret: 2.1" (4 string), 2.4" (5 string)

Width 24th fret: 2.4" (4 string), 2.7" (5 string)

Traditional Fretwork

Body wood: Afzelia body, Sandwich - Construction with Ton Chamber System (TCS)

Electronics cover: easy access

Current Masterbuilt Dolphin

Nut width: 1.7" (4 string)

Width 12 fret: 2.2" (4 string)

Width 24th fret: 2.5" (4 string)

Invisible Fretwork Technology

Body wood: Ovankol

Electronics cover: matched wooden

Each bass is laser etched on the back of the headstock showing the Ish collaboration and the Special Edition build number: "1/17", "2/17", etc. ensuring collectability of this very special Ish x Warwick release.

While we poke fun at using dolphin puns, we are serious about the environment and the protection of the valuable plants and animals the Earth offers us. As part of our Ish Gives program, we are donating a portion of the proceeds to , who is using cutting edge technology to clean millions of tons of trash from the Earth's oceans, making a safer place for our porpoise friends. Please consider joining us in the support of this great cause!


Specs for this specific serial number:

Model: Dolphin SN TCS

Number of Strings: 4-string

Fingerboard: Fretted Wenge

Finish: Natural Oil Finish

Weight:  10.4lbs

Overall Ish x Warwick Dolphin SN TCS run specs:

Machineheads: Graph Tech Ratio Machine Heads with wooden pegs

Nut: Just-A-Nut III Brass

Neck Wood: Ovangkol

Fretboard: Wenge or Ebony depending on the specific serial

Inlay: Dolphin Inlays

Fluorescent Side Dot: Fluorescent Side Dots

Fingerboard Radius: 4-String: 20" / 5-String: 26"

Scale length: 34"

Width Nut: 4- String: 1.5" / 5 String: 1.8"

Width 12th fret: 4- String: 2.1" / 5 String: 2.4"

Width 24th fret: 4- String: 2.4" / 5 String: 2.7"

Fret quantity material and size: 26 Jumbo Bronze (extra hard) frets (width: 2.9 mm / height: 1.3 mm)

Frets: Non-IFT Traditional Fretwork

Body Shape: Curved Bodyshape

Bodywood (Topwood / Backwood): Afzelia body, Sandwich - Construction with Tone-Chamber-System (TCS)

Pickups: Active MEC J/TJ pickups

Electronics: Active MEC 2-way electronics

Bridge system: 2-piece solid Brass Warwick Bridge

Strap system: Warwick security locks

Construction: Set neck, Available as 4- or 5-string

Hardware color: Black hardware

String label / gauges: Warwick Black Label: 4-string: 045" - 105" (40200M), 5-string: 045" - 135" (40301M) 

Included accessories: Warwick User Kit

Packing: Handmade Genuine Leather Bag by RockBag (RB 20205 B W)

Certificate: Individually issued certificate of authenticity

E-Compartment Cover: Easy Access

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