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Custom 7 String Bass with Sidewinder Body Style

Sidewinder Body Style

Custom 8 String Bass with Soleil Body Style

Soleil Body Style

Custom 7 String Bass with Soleil Single Cut

Soleil Single-Cutaway

Custom 9 String Bass with Neck-Thru-Body

Neck-Thru-Body

Custom 8 String 36 Fret Bass

36 Frets

Custom 6 String Fretless Bass

Unlined Fretless

Custom 11 String Bass Custom Melted Top

Custom
Melted Top

6 String Bass with Figured Maple Carved Top

Carved Top

Custom 8 String Bass Figured Redheart with Wenge Wood Binding

Figured Redheart with Wenge Wood Binding

Custom 8 String Bass with Birdseye Maple Fretboard and Custom Lizard Inlays

Birdseye Maple Fretboard with Custom Inlays

5 String Bass with Flamed Redwood Headstock Cap and Mother-Of-Pearl Logo

Flamed Redwood Headstock Cap with Mother-Of-Pearl Logo

5 String Fretless Bass with EMG Pickups and Preamp

EMG Pickups and Preamp

Custom 7 String Bass with RMC MIDI System

RMC 13-Pin Output and Piezo Saddles

Custom 10 String Bass with Hipshot Triple-Lock-Down Individual Bridges

Hipshot Triple-Lock-Down Individual Bridges

4 String Bass with Satin Chrome Hardware

Satin Chrome Hardware

Custom Shop 8 String Bass with Cellophane Sapphire Blue with Exposed Neck-Thru Laminates and Polished Clearcoat

Cellophane Sapphire Blue with Exposed Neck-Thru Laminates and Polished Clearcoat

Custom Shop Basses
Options and Prices


It's in the Details!


     Conklin Guitars is dedicated to creating the ultimate level of instrument. One whose standard features include higher standards�an obsessive attention to detail for those who will not settle for second best or compromise commitment.

     The result of this obsession is Conklin�s extraordinary �Standard Set-up� - a wealth of options available as standard equipment on every custom Conklin Bass. These include your choice of bodystyle, neck width, scale length and fingerboard radius, standard woods and standard colors, as well as any standard bridge, standard tuning machines and standard pickups. And that�s not all.


Other standard features include:

_ A multi-laminate neck and unified headstock for superior strength, beauty and durability.

_ Your choice of fine Maple, Bubinga, Cocobolo or Purpleheart fingerboard.

_ Chrome, gold or black hardware.

_ An ergonomically designed, carved & contoured body, featuring our exclusive tapered neckheel.

_ A recessed straplock system for worry-free stage movement and low profile strap attachment.

_ A locking input mechanism to prevent accidental cord extraction.

_ Mother-of-Pearl, Abalone or Exotic Wood position markers located on the upper edge of the fingerboard that double as top and side dots allowing easy viewing from any angle.

_ A lightweight �Pro-Pac� case from Pro-Tec Case Company.

_ A limited Lifetime Warranty against defects in custom workmanship for as long as you own your guitar.


And if that�s not enough�a wealth of custom options can be specified.


Base Prices for Basses:

4 String Bass - $4200
5 String Bass - $4600
6 String Bass - $5000
7 String Bass - $5400
8 String Bass - $5800
9 String Bass - $6200

Options included in the base prices are listed as NC (no charge). Some Options require an additional charge on top of the base price.

 

Fretted or Fretless:
Fretted Bass - N/C
Unlined Fretless Bass - N/C
Lined Fretless Bass - $100

 

Body Style:
Sidewinder � NC
Nuwave - NC
Crossover � NC
Soleil - NC
Soleil Single-Cutaway - NC
Custom Body Style - Contact us for quote

 

Body Construction:
Bolt On Neck - NC
Neck-Through-Body - $1600
Hollowbody - $1800

Please note that the Hollowbody construction is only available as a bolt-on neck.


Fret Number:
24 Frets - NC
28 Frets - $300
36 Frets - $500

If you are ordering a fretless, this determines the length of your fingerboard. Please be aware that adding extra frets shortens the treble horn on your instrument to allow access to the higher frets. Which will affect the way the guitar balances when played sitting down.

 

Scale Length:
34" (Standard) - NC
35" (Long Scale) - NC
31" (Short Scale) - NC
Multi-Scale / Fanned Frets (32-35) - $1000

 

String Spacing:
15mm - NC
16mm - NC
17mm - NC
18mm - NC
19mm - NC

19mm is standard on 4 & 5 strings. 18mm is standard on 6 strings. 17mm is standard on 7, 8 & 9 strings.

 

Player Orientation:
Right Handed Instrument - NC
Left Handed Instrument - $100

 

Body Wood:
Alder - NC
Basswood - NC
Butternut - NC
Cherry - NC
Dragonwood - NC
Koa - $200
Mahogany - NC
Maple - NC
Poplar - NC
Spanish Cedar - NC
Swamp Ash - NC
Walnut - NC

 

Top Wood:
No Top - NC
Birdseye Maple - $400
Burl Maple - $500
Buckeye Burl - $600
Cocobolo - $400
Curly Maple - $400
Figured Bubinga - $500
Figured Cherry - $300
Figured Koa - $600
Figured Purpleheart - $300
Figured Redwood - $500
Figured Walnut - $500
Lacewood - $300
Quilt Maple - $600
Spalted Maple - $500
Wenge - $300
Zebrawood - $300
Ziricote - $500

Melted Top - $1500 (See Note)

If you are ordering a Melted Top, the price quoted is for standard 3 and 5 piece patterns. For a custom Melted Top (Existing special editions or new designs), please contact us with the idea for a quote.

 

Top/Body Options:
Show neck woods on neck-through-body - NC
Full width top on neck-through-body - $400
Flat top - NC
Carved top - $300
Wood pickguard (specify wood) - $300
3-D relief Carving - Please provide artwork for quote

 

Neck Woods:
Solid Maple (6 string guitars only) - NC
Maple/Purpleheart (Standard on all 7-9 string guitars) - NC
Maple / Dymondwood - $200
Maple/Bubinga - $200
Maple/Walnut - $200
Maple/Wenge - $200
Wenge/Bubinga - $400
Wenge/Purpleheart - $400
Yellowheart/Purpleheart - $400
Yellowheart/Wenge - $400
Zebrawood/Wenge - $400
Zebrawood/Purpleheart - $400

Add Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Rods to Neck Construction - $100

 

Fingerboard:
Birdseye Maple - $300
Bubinga - NC
Cocobolo - NC
East Indian Rosewood - NC
Figured Bubinga - $100
Gabon (Black) Ebony - $200
Macassar Ebony - $100
Pink Ivory (When available) - $400
Purpleheart - NC
Quartersawn Hard Maple - NC
Wenge - NC
Dymondwood - $200

Melted Fingerboard - $800 (See note below)

Exotic Wood Fingerboard Binding (specify wood) - $200

If you are ordering a Melted Fingerboard, the price quoted is for standard 3 and 5 piece patterns. For a custom Melted Fingerboard (Existing special editions or new designs), please contact us with the idea for a quote.

 

Inlays:
Conklin "off sides" dots - NC
Side dots only (no inlay on front of fingerboard) - NC
Centered and side dots - NC
Custom inlays - We'll require the design, material and location(s) for a quote.

 

Headstock:
No cap (Show neck woods) - NC
Headstock Cap (match top) - $150
Headstock Cap (match fingerboard) - $150
Melted Headstock Cap - $400

If you are ordering a Melted Headstock Cap, the price quoted is for standard 3 and 5 piece patterns. For a custom Melted Headstock Cap (Existing special editions or new designs), please contact us with the idea for a quote.

 

Pickups:
Delano Pickups (our recommendation) � NC
Seymour Duncan pickups (See note) - NC
DiMarzio pickups (See note) - NC
EMG pickups (See note) - NC

Delano pickups are available for all basses with up to 9 strings. Please note that DiMarzio and EMG pickups are not available for more than 6 strings. Seymour Duncan "Custom Shop" pickups are available for just about anything, but there may be an additional charge. We will have to know what SD Model you would like to get a quote for you. Bartolini pickups are no longer available.

 

Electronics:
Active Redeemer circuit - $150
Aguilar Preamp w/ Full EQ - $250
Demeter Preamp w/ Full EQ - $350
East Preamp w/ Full EQ - $350
EMG Preamp w/ Full EQ - $200
Active/passive switch - $25

Options for knobs and layout will be discussed at time of order.

 

Piezos:
Piezos - $90 per saddle/string

 

MIDI Electronics(requires Piezos):
RMC Polydrive and 13 pin output - $700

 

Bridge:
Hipshot Fixed Bridge - NC
ABM Individual Bridge/Saddles - NC
Hipshot Triple-Lock-Down Individual Bridges - NC

On guitars with 8 or more strings and fanned frets you are limited to having 8 individual bridge/saddles at no extra charge or having us hand-mill a custom bridge plate. There is a minimum $800 upcharge for a custom compensated hand-milled bridge.

 

Tuners:
Gotoh - NC
Hipshot - NC
Schaller - NC
Sperzel - NC
Hipshot Xtender - $100 per string

 

 

Hardware Color:
Chrome - NC
Black - NC
Gold - NC
Satin Chrome - NC

All hardware colors are standard (when available).

 

Finish:
Hand rubbed oiled finish � NC (Offers minimal protection)
Satin clearcoat over natural wood � NC
Polished clearcoat over natural wood - $300

See-through Cellophane Stain (only on light colored woods):
- Ruby red - NC
- Sapphire blue - NC
- Emerald green - NC
- Amethyst purple - NC
- Black-cherry - $200
- Black-n-blue - $200
- Black-n-green - $200
- Black-n-purple - $200

Basic Opaque colors (Red, White, Black, Blue, Green, Purple) - NC
Sunburst (yellow, orange and red) - $300
Tobacco-burst (red, brown and black) - $300

For custom colors, metallics, custom mixes, candies, metal flakes, custom airbrushing - please contact us with your idea for a quote.

 

Case:
Your bass will include a lightweight "Pro-Pac" case with Conklin logo - NC

You may substitute one of the following (at the prices indicated) if you wish: (Not all styles will be available for all guitars)

Heavy-duty gig bag (Standard) - NC
Flight case - $450

Some custom body styles and customized instruments may not fit in a standard case. This may require either going with a gig bag (if it will fit) or an upgrade to a flight case.

Current Build Time(as of 1/1/2010):
9-12 Months

 
 

Custom 4 String Bass with Crossover Body Style

Crossover Body Style
with Hollowbody

1

Nuwave Body Style

Custom 5 String Bass with Bolt-On Neck

Bolt-On Neck and Figured Spanish Cedar Body

Multi-Scale (Fanned Fret) 9 String Bass

Multi-Scale / Fanned Frets

Left Handed Custom Shop 7 String Bass

Left Handed Orientation

Custom 4 String Bass with Flamed Redwood Top

Flamed Redwood Top

Custom 5 String Bass with Standard 5 Piece Melted Top

Standard
5 Piece Melted Top

Custom 8 string Bass with Flat Top and Arm Contour

Flat Top

* string Bass with Maple and Wenge Neck Laminates

Maple / Wenge Neck

5 String Custom Shop Bass with Custom Inlays and Wood Pickguard

Custom Inlays and
Wood Pickguard

Custom Shop 7 String Bass with Primavera Headstock Cap and Laser Engraved Logo

Primavera Headstock Cap with Laser Engraved Logo

9 String Bass with Custom Delano Pickup

Custom Delano Pickup

Custom 7 String Bass with RMC 13-Pin Output, 3-Band EQ and Piezo Saddles

RMC 13-Pin Output, 3-Band EQ and Piezo Saddles

4 String Bass with Hipshot Xtender Tuner

Hipshot Xtender Tuner

8 String Custom Shop Bass with Custom Finish

Custom Finishes

Custom 9 String Bass with Figured Purpleheart and Satin Clearcoat

Figured Purpleheart
with Satin Clearcoat