Ernie Ball Music Man Bongo 4 HS 2010s Pearl

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  • $900$1,200

Founded in 1976 and owned/operated by Ernie Ball since 1984, Music Man is the second-to-last company founded by Leo Fender. This venture was undertaken alongside the founders of '70s audio company Tri-Sonix, who brought on Fender as a silent partner and chief designer.

Introduced in 2003 and billed as "everything a modern bass should be," the Bongo features a double-cut body for higher playing, an ergonomic contoured design, and an 18v active preamp.

This is the combination humbucker/single coil pickup model.

Note: Instrument pictured features non-standard gold hardware.

Years of production: 2003-present

Wood composition: basswood body, select maple neck, rosewood fretboard

Pickups: one standard Music Man humbucker with Neodymium magnets, one standard single coil Music Man pickup with Neodymium magnets

Other design elements: active onboard three-band EQ, 21 high-profile wide frets, standard Music Man chrome-plated bridge, 11" neck radius, high gloss polyester finish

Available colors: Tangerine Pearl, Sky Blue Pearl, Graphite Pearl, Lava Pearl

Notable artists: Flea, Rex Brown, Pino Palladino


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