Sadowsky MetroLine UV70 5-String Bass, Secondhand

Sadowsky MetroLine UV70 5-String Bass, Secondhand

Japanese hand-crafted 5-String bass guitar
Vintage Sunburst Finish

Key Points
  • 5-String Bass
  • Hand-crafted in Japan
  • Sadowsky USA Pickups
  • Sadowsky USA Hardware

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Sadowsky MetroLine UV70 5-String Bass, Secondhand

Japanese hand-crafted 5-String bass guitar

Sadowsky MetroLine Basses feature:

  •     Sadowsky pickups, preamps, and hardware
  •     Small shop construction
  •     Affordable pricing

The MetroLine is Sadowsky's slightly more affordable range.

Certainly not a cheap bass by any means, and definitely still high quality.

Rather than being mass-produced, they are still made by hand, but having this second workshop enables Sadowsky to make more basses.

Roger Sadowsky began making bass guitars in New York back in 1979.

The Metroline range differs in that it is made in Tokyo, Japan by Yoshi Kikuchi - personally trained by Roger Sadowsky.

Also, the NYC basses feature chambered bodies, whereas the Japanese-made versions are solid bodies.

The Sadowsky MetroLine

As the Sadowsky legend grew, so did the overwhelming demand for these exceptional instruments that continues to this day. With wait times for custom Sadowsky NYC instruments that can stretch to a year and prices for custom features that can overextend a budget, Roger looked for a solution that would more quickly and affordably make the legendary Sadowsky Bass available to the working musician.

Roger’s solution to this issue is not accomplished with sacrifices to craftsmanship, quality, precision, feel or sound; it is primarily accomplished by standardizing certain options and producing instruments in a more cost-effective environment. The result is the Sadowsky MetroLine.

Sadowsky MetroLine basses are produced by Roger’s personally trained protégé, Yoshi Kikuchi, in Tokyo, Japan. A superior craftsman in his own right, Yoshi moved to New York for a year to learn the art of the Sadowsky Bass at Roger’s side. Yoshi then assembled a small group of Japanese craftsmen and opened a studio in Japan under Roger’s supervision. As a result, Roger is able to deliver the legendary Sadowsky Bass more immediately and more affordably to you, the working bass player.

NYC vs. MetroLine Basses

NYC Basses                                                    MetroLine Basses
Body    Chambered                                         Solid
Neck Reinforcement    2 Graphite Strips    2 Graphite Strips
Made in   New York, USA                                Japan
Average Weight    7.5 – 8.75 lbs                   8.5 – 10.0 lbs
Hardware    Chrome, Black, or Gold            Chrome
Figured Top    Optional                                   Not available
Blocks & Binding    Blocks only                     Available on UV70

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