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New Century Series Neck Heel
 
New Century Series Tour Model Pickguard
 
 
New Century Series Basses

     Understanding that not every player has the need for a completely custom instrument or even the budget to acquire one, Conklin is proud to offer a limited production series of guitars and basses, priced within the reach of virtually anyone. These instruments are not mass-produced, down-grades of our renowned signature and one-of-a-kind models, but are standardized versions of our most requested designs and options. The NEW CENTURY SERIES™ guitars and basses are hand made to the same exacting standards, by the same craftsmen, using top grade hardwoods and name brand hardware, right in the same shop as our finest custom instruments. By limiting options, instead of lowering quality, we are able to streamline production and lower costs. Every instrument produced at Conklin features the same craftsmanship, playability, and lifetime warranty, regardless of price.

New Century Series Club Model Bass New Century Series Tour Model Bass
Club Model
Tour Model

     We took our most popular standard features from our Custom Shop basses and packaged them into a more affordable version for you. We know not everyone needs all the bells and whistles so here are a couple straight forward instruments that look and play great, and sound incredible.

     We start with a solid Swamp Ash body with our most popular body style, the Sidewinder. From there we take a multi-laminated neck of Maple (4 strings) or Maple and Bubinga (5, 6 & 7 strings) and put a Bubinga fingerboard on it. The New Century Series Instruments feature 16 inch radiuses and jumbo frets. Also our necks feature our exclusive "Off-Sides" Mother-of-Pearl dot inlays. We use a 34 inch scale length on our Basses. We find the 34 inch scale to be the most comfortable and the best tonally for our instruments. We have converted a many players from 35 inches.

     Once we have the body and neck all shaped, routed and sanded we are off to the paint room. We give all of our NCS instruments a sweet Satin Black finish.

     You may be wondering what the differences between the Club and Tour models are. Well, they are the same with the exception of the added Figured Maple pickguard and matching Figured Maple headstock cap. The Club model has a matching Black headstock.

     Once the instrument is painted it's all ready to go together. We use only the highest quality hardware and electronics with our NCS instruments. The NCS Basses are available with Black or Satin Chrome hardware to compliment your instrument to your taste.

     We equip these basses with custom hand-wound Delano pickups from German and a Delano 3 band preamp with an internally selectable Mid frequency. We also arm these with a Series/Parallel switch for each pickup. This allows for the standard full punchy tone from the quad-coil soapbar pickups while also giving you the option of selecting a very single coil tone with out the normal noise associated with single coil pickups. This allows for an extremely tonally versatile instrument. This is the instrument that suits just about any situation.

     To top it all off we give your bass a super sweet setup so that your new bass is ready to shake the foundation straight out of the case. The 4 string basses are tuned standard E to G. The 5 string adds a Low B string. The 6 string adds a high C and the 7 string adds a high F above that. Ok for those of you who want the extra thunder of a low F# below B, if ask really nicely we might be persuaded to set up your 7 with a low F# instead of the high F.

 

$3,200 - 4 String Club Model
Black Hardware NCS4BCB

 
$3,650 - 4 String Tour Model
Black Hardware NCS4BTB
 

$3,200 - 4 String Club Model
Chrome Hardware NCS4GCC

 
$3,650 - 4 String Tour Model
Chrome Hardware NCS4BTC
 

$3,600 - 5 String Club Model
Black Hardware NCS5BCB

 
$4,050 - 5 String Tour Model
Black Hardware NCS5BTB
 

$3,600 - 5 String Club Model
Chrome Hardware NCS5BCC

 
$4,050 - 5 String Tour Model
Chrome Hardware NCS5BTC
 

$4,000 - 6 String Club Model
Black Hardware NCS6BCB

 
$4,450 - 6 String Tour Model
Black Hardware NCS6BTB
 

$4,000 - 6 String Club Model
Chrome Hardware NCS6BCC

 
$4,450 - 6 String Tour Model
Chrome Hardware NCS6BTC
 

$4,400 - 7 String Club Model
Black Hardware NCS7BCB

 
$4,850 - 7 String Tour Model
Black Hardware NCS7BTB
 

$4,400 - 7 String Club Model
Chrome Hardware NCS7BCC

 
$4,850 - 7 String Tour Model
Chrome Hardware NCS7BTC
 

$4,800 - 8 String Club Model
Black Hardware NCS8BCB

 
$5,250 - 8 String Tour Model
Black Hardware NCS8BTB
 

$4,800 - 8 String Club Model
Chrome Hardware NCS8BCC

 
$5,250 - 8 String Tour Model
Chrome Hardware NCS8BTC
 

$5,200 - 9 String Club Model
Black Hardware NCS9BCB

 
$5,650 - 9 String Tour Model
Black Hardware NCS9BTB
 

$5,200 - 9 String Club Model
Chrome Hardware NCS9BCC

 
$5,650 - 9 String Tour Model
Chrome Hardware NCS9BTC
 
 
New Century Series Tour Model Headstock
 
New Century Series Tummy Carve