Sandberg California TT4 Passive, Aged Metallic Red #35829  From Sandberg

Thanks to Sandberg's Hardcore Reserve aging process, this roasted Alder bodied jazz bass has the look, feel, and sound of a vintage instrument with all the modern playability you ever could hope for.

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This Red/Tortoise Jazz bass is a perfect illustration of what we love about Sandberg's aging process, the necks! That softened up, ready to play, feel of a perfectly broken in neck right out of the box is a real joy to play. While Sandberg might be best known for their active instruments, don't sleep on the passive ones. With their own Alnico 5 pickups you get plenty of the definition and growl we all want from a J. Enjoy!

About Manufacturer

Sandberg Guitars is a German-based company that was founded in 1986 by friends Holger Stonjek and Gerd Gorzelke. In the humble beginnings, Holger was training as a piano maker in Braunschweig, Germany (Wilhelm Schimmel Pianofortefabrik GmbH) and found his passion in building and repairing bass guitars at their small factory located in an old farm building near Wolfsburg — eventually naming the company after the street this factory was located, Am Sandberg. 

After many years of innovation and building custom instruments upon request, the company moved to a larger facility in Braunschweig, expanding their line from stunning 5/6-string exotic basses to a wider selection with a wider market appeal. It was in this time when they attracted the attention of legendary session bassist Ken Taylor, built a signature model for him, and gained significant international appeal for years to come. 

Since 1986, every Sandberg instrument has received individual care and attention; the hand-shaping of each neck, the precise fretwork (which also sees a PLEK!), hand contoured bodies, remarkable finish work, fine sanding, and unique aging processes have formed the company into a powerhouse among string players. 

Special features on select Sandberg instruments will include Vibration Treatment and Thermo Treatment (each designed to increase sustain and emphasize the instruments natural frequency range), and the new In-House Roasting process to maple. 


Model: California TT Passive

Serial: 35829

Weight: 7.95 lbs

Body: Alder

Color: Metallic Red

Neck: Canadian Hard Rock Maple

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Inlays: Front Face Dots - White

Fingerboard Radius: 14"

Nut Width: 1.5"

Scale: 34"

Fret Size: 2.5mm

Number of Frets: 22

Pickguard: Tortoise

Preamp: None

Neck Pickup: Sandberg Alnico 5

Bridge Pickup: Sandberg Alnico 5

Hardware: Chrome

Aging Level: Hardcore Reserve

Case: Sandberg Gig-Bag