Sandberg California VM4 Lake Placid Blue Bass Guitar #36967  From Sandberg

Featuring Sandberg's split-coil and humbucking pickups with an active 3-band EQ, the VM has a range of truly bone shaking, powerful tones.

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What We Think

A lively, bright, and very responsive bass from our dear friends at Sandberg. The VM offers an incomparable range of tones with its unique combination of Precision and Humbucker style pickups. The bridge pickup adds cut and clarity to the warm wooly roundness of the split-coil giving you everything from bright, in your face slap bass tones to rolled off, thundering p-bass sounds.

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. 

Specifications

Model: California VM

Serial: 36967

Weight: 7.8 lbs

Body: Alder

Color: Lake Placid Blue

Neck: Canadian Hard Rock Maple

Fingerboard: Maple

Inlays: Black Face Dots

Fingerboard Radius: 14"

Nut Width: 1.5"

Scale: 34"

Fret Size: 2.5mm

Number of Frets: 22

Pickguard: Tortoise

Preamp: Sandberg 2-Band EQ (Bass Boost/Cut, Treble Boost/Cut, Push-Pull Active/Passive)

Neck Pickup: Delano PMVC

Bridge Pickup: Delano MCFE

Hardware: Chrome

Aging Level: None

Case: Sandberg Gig-Bag