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Sadowsky Custom Shop MasterBuilt Modern 24 Limited Edition 5-String Bass, # 9 out of 30

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Master Grade Claro Walnut Top, Figured Okoume Body, Roasted Flame Maple Neck, Ebony Fretboard, Only 8.5 lbs.

Sadowsky Custom Shop MasterBuilt Modern 24 Limited Edition 5-String Bass, # 9 out of 30


Player's Perspective

Music Store Live is proud to be an official Sadowsky dealer and to offer up some of the greatest bass guitars on the planet! Roger Sadowsky is, undoubtedly, one of the greatest bass guitar luthiers of all-time. He makes basses that are meant to be played and designed to sound perfect in a mix, whether live or in a studio. This MasterBuilt Modern 5-24 is everything you'd expect, and then some. It's immediately clear that they put the best of the best to work in constructing this. The care and attention to every detail is stunning. From top to bottom, one master luthier was responsible for this bass and you can tell that a lot of pride went into it. 

The bass is as stunningly beautiful to look at as it is smooth and silky to play. Master grade woods meet some of the highest caliber craftsmanship available today, making this a truly special addition to any player's collection. But to really drive home how unique these are, this one is one of only 30 (4 and 5-string versions combined) built for worldwide distribution! This bass has Roger Sadowsky's DNA all over it and he's personally signed off on the CoA and made sure that every detail, no matter how small, is up to his discerning standards.

The tone definitely has a modern vibe to it. It's punchy and growly and sounds absolutely incredible with some of the bass and treble boosted on the EQ for that classic mid-scoop sound. But you can also get a sound with plenty of mid-range grunt by leaving the EQ on the preamp rolled all the way down (so that you're not boosting the bass or the treble). It's got ample of built-in mid-range for when you need it but the bass response also stays really tight as you boost it, too. It can go from round and smooth to punchy and growly with ease. The Sadowsky 2-band boost-only preamp has always been the stuff of legends. Most famously, Roger Sadowsky was the one who initially put active electronics into Marcus Miller's bass and it was this same 2-band boost-only preamp concept (albeit he's improved on that original design since then). No other preamp out there sounds quite like it and countless records have been made with that Sadowsky tone. It's a tone that just sits perfectly in the mix, no matter how you fiddle with the knobs.

If you're looking for something that is both a collector's item but also will pass even the most discerning players' scrutiny, this one more than checks all of the boxes.



  • Model: 24-Fret Modern MasterBuilt Limited Edition 2021 5-String
  • Top: Master Grade Figured Claro Walnut
  • Body: Chambered Figured Okoume
  • Body Shape: Undersized J-Style w/ Deep Cutaways


  • Construction: Bolt-On
  • Neck: Roasted Flame Alpine Maple
  • Fretboard: Black Ebony
  • Scale Length: 34"
  • Fretboard Radius: 12"
  • Frets: 24
  • Inlays: Mother of Pearl Blocks
  • Invisible Fret Technology


  • Pickups: Passive Sadowsky Soapbar Pickups w/ Brushed Metal Covers (in modern position)
  • Pre-Amp: Sadowsky 2-Band VTC 9v Preamp
  • Controls: Volume, Blend (push/pull for active/passive), Vintage Tone Control, Stacked Bass/Treble Boost


  • Bridge: Sadowsky Quick String Release
  • Tuners: Sadowsky Lightweight Open Gear
  • Hardware Color: Black


  • Strings: Sadowsky Blue Label Strings .045" - .130"
  • Case: Sadowsky Professional Road Bag
  • Limited Edition # 09 out of 30
  • Serial #: SCS F 000071-21
  • Instrument Weight: 8.5 lbs.

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Sadowsky. This MasterBuilt 24-Fret Modern is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact bass you'll receive.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.