Roger Sadowsky is one of the most highly respected luthiers in the world, having gained acclaim early in his career for performing outstanding repair and restoration work on guitars and basses.
In the early 1980s, when the vintage guitar market boom caused many quality instruments to become unobtainable to working musicians, Roger decided to start build instruments from scratch that incorporated many of the sought-after aspects of these instruments, along with all of the improvements and advancements that he had developed in his work. His background in acoustic guitar building also played a key role in his designs, allowing him to build lightweight, acoustically resonant instruments.
Sadowsky basses are now known to be some of the best available on the market today and have been seen on stage in the hands of players such as Jason Newsted, Walter Becker (Steely Dan), Fred Smith (MC5), Prince, and George Hawkins Jr (Loggins & Messina).
The MetroExpress line offers all of the great designs, tone, look, vibe, feel, and quality that players have come to expect from Sadowsky, at a fraction of the price of the Metro line, making these excellent instruments even more accessible to working musicians across the globe.
- Neck: Maple (Bolt-On)
- Fretboard: Morado; 12" Radius
- Scale Length: 34"
- Nut Width: 38.5mm (1.5")
- Body: Okume (Standard J Shape)
- Tuning Machines: Sadowsky Light Open Gear
- Frets: 21; Nickel Silver (width: 2.4 mm / height: 1.3 mm)
- Pickups: Passive Sadowsky P (neck), J (bridge)
- Electronics: Active Sadowsky 2-Way Electronics
- Controls: Volume / Balance / Treble / Bass
- Bridge: Sadowsky Bridge w/ Quick Release
- Strap System: S-Style Security Locks
- Hardware: Chrome
Why Buy from Small Box Music?
- We offer a free full custom setup on all of our instruments before they leave our store - we will contact you to make sure it's set up to your preference! (If your setup includes modifications/parts, some charges may apply)
- We offer a 30-day no hassle return period on all of our products (except on items that go in your ears/mouth because that would be gross... wired earbuds, talk box mouth tubes, harmonicas)
- We offer price matching on any new products (has to be from a legitimate seller, contact store for inquires)
- We offer special financing plans that work for you
- We offer layaway payment options both in-person and online
- We are a locally owned, family-based business that supports our community's working musicians
- We are committed to diversity and sustainability in all of our operations
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