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Spector drops new Woodstock Custom NS line basses online

Spector, a very well known company for its incredible instrument designs, just dropped an exclusive new line of basses. The new editions of NS style basses is called the Woodstock Custom line, and can only be purchased at a few different Spector dealers — including Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center, Ish Guitars, and Fret Nation. Luckily though, all three of these dealers have online shops through Reverb.com, so anybody can now pick up these guitars online from anywhere. Spector’s Woodstock Custom basses include eleven unique styles and paint finishes to choose from. We’ll break down all of their individual specs here, and if you’re interested in purchasing one, you can click any of the individual images below to check out its Reverb listing.

NS-1 Metallic Gold

Spector NS-1 Metallic Gold

Much like the name implies, the Spector NS-1 Metallic Gold rocks a stunning gold metallic finish which is sure to turn heads. Designed by Will DeYoung, this bass features a 3 piece maple neck, maple fingerboard and an Aguilar 4P-51 pickup. On its Reverb page, it is currently listed at $6,799.

NS-1 Burgundy Mist

NS-1 Burgundy Mist

Radiating equally jaw-dropping energy for a different group, is the NS-1 Burgundy Mist. This bass provides a slightly different color flavor to the previously mentioned instrument. Just like the Metallic Gold however, the NS-1 Burgundy Mist sports the same 3 piece maple neck, but differs with an ebony fingerboard and a Lollar Thunderbird pickup under the strings. This model was designed by Adam Stoutenburgh, and rings in at $6,729.

NS-1 Solid Walnut

NS-1 Solid Walnut

For a more laid back crowd with eyes for a guitar’s natural feel, the NS-1 Solid Walnut is a great option. This model was designed by Chris Heitzman, and features a solid black walnut body featuring a cool oak leaf carved design at the top. Additionally, it has a ziricote fingerboard and an installed Aguilar 4P-60 pickup and OBP-1 preamp inside. The NS-1 Solid Walnut is listed online for $5,549.

NS-1 Cherry, Mahogany & Black Walnut

NS-1 Cherry Mahogany Black Walnut

The NS-1 Cherry, Mahogany & Black Walnut bass is another great offering for any bassist who leans more towards a natural wood look. This edition was designed by Pat Harrington, and features a figured cherry top with mahogany backing. Once again, it uses a 3 piece maple neck and maple fingerboard. Lastly, it uses a DiMarzio Model P pickup in the body for a super rich tone. On its listing, you can find this particular NS-1 running at $5,648.

NS-2 Bolt-On Black & White Fade

NS-2 Bolt-On Black & White Fade

Moving onto the NS-2 models in Spector’s Woodstock Classic series, is the NS-2 Bolt-On Black & White Fade. For this, designer Colin Almquist definitely went for a more unique look overall. The bass has a mahogany body, with two three piece maple necks — one fretless and one fretted. Additionally this NS-2 utilizes Aguilar Super Double pickups for its sound. Online, you can expect to buy this great looking bass for $7,999.

NS-2 Fretless Natural Gloss

NS-2 Fretless Natural Gloss

The NS-2 Fretless Natural offers the first all fretless option of the bunch. It was designed by Spector’s own Jon Freid and features a black walnut body and flame maple top. Its neck is a 3 piece maple build with Fralin P/J pickups installed. On its Reverb list page, you can get this build for $6,199.

NS-2 Solid Korina

NS-2 Solid Korina

Wrapping up the NS-2 lineup is none other than Spector’s new NS-2 Solid Korina. This new design gives the Woodstock Classic basses an instrument with a tint of added color complimenting the more natural look. This look was crafted by John Stippell, and offers a solid korina body with the same 3 piece maple neck as the others. Its current price is set at $6,379 on the Reverb page.

NS-4 Hyper Blue

NS-2 Hyper Blue

Marking the sole NS-4 option among Spector’s Woodstock Classic models is the all new Hyper Blue edition. This bass was designed by Taylor McLam, and incorporates flame maple body wings on the body, attached to the 3 piece maple neck. Its pickups are EMG 35DCX, which are accompanied by a Spector HAZ 18V pre. Online, the Hyper Blue rings up at a healthy $7,349.

NS-5XL Northern Lights

NS-5XL Northern Lights

As we begin our look at the three NS-5XL models, the first up is Spector’s Northern Lights model. This finish offers a visually immersive array of colors which would easily remind someone of gazing at the northern lights. This model was designed by Jeff Shreiner and offers a red alder body and a 3 piece maple neck. It houses Aguilar Super Split pickups on board, with an OBP-3 preamp. The NS-5XL Northern Lights can be purchased on Reverb for $6,547.

NS-5XL Myrtle Burl & Maple

NS-5XL Myrtle Burl & Maple

Next up is the NS-5XL Myrtle Burl & Maple bass guitar. This one gives bassists a darker finish while maintaining that natural look we’ve seen a lot from in this series. Designed by Justin Smith, this instrument has a 3 piece maple neck with figured maple wings. Underneath the hood, two EMG 40DC HZ pickups run the show, paired well with a Spector HAZ 9V preamp. The Myrtle Burl & Maple runs at $8,449 online.

NS-5XL Spalted Maple, Black Walnut & Pale Moon Ebony

NS-5XL Spalted Maple, Black Walnut & Pale Moon Ebony

Wrapping up the full list of new releases is the NS-5XL Spalted Maple, Black Walnut & Pale Moon Ebony. This particular model was created by Rob Venneri and features a black walnut body with a spalted maple top. Its neck is — you guessed it, three piece maple, and it comes with EMG 5MM pickups which also sport the same pale moon ebony veneer as the body. The NS-5XL Spalted Maple, Black Walnut & Pale Moon Ebony can be yours for $8,599.

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