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Sandberg Opeth Martin Mendez Signature 5-String Bass, Matte Black


Player's Perspective

Music Store Live is proud to be an official Sandberg dealer and offer up this Martin Mendez signature bass. You don't have to be an Opeth fan to appreciate a well-built instrument, but if you are, then you'll already be familiar with how perfect the tone of this beauty is for anything heavy. The funny thing is, we often find that funk and R&B players also like this a lot. It makes sense, whether you're playing heavy metal or some funk, you're going to tend to want a bass that has tight and punchy articulation in the notes. This provides that in spades!

Designed specifically for the Opeth bassist, this is essentially a Sandberg TT-5 in a VS-5 body. A European ash body and maple fretboard combine for a bright and snappy tone. A 35" scale means our B-string is tight and if you want to drop-tune, the world is your oyster! Killer fretwork and overall construction make the bass a breeze to play. The fretboard is nice and flat and the action was low out of the box and played great!

The Delano pickups have a very forward and modern tone to them. They're very present in the midrange and every note is super punchy and tight. But unlike a vintage or traditional jazz bass design, sometimes that scooped mids tone can lead to your sound getting a bit lost as you start to add fuzz, distortion, or overdrive to it. That's when you'll be thankful to have those Delano single-coils that are inherently very rich and thick in the mids. They almost sound more like mini-humbuckers. They pack enough punch on their own that Martin decided to keep the bass all passive when designing it.

Sandberg basses have instantly become shop favorites here and every single one that we get just continues to impress.



  • Model: California Martin Mendez Signature 5-String
  • Color: Matte Black
  • Body: European Ash
  • Pickguard: Black


  • Construction: Bolt-On
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Scale: 35"
  • Radius: 14"
  • Frets: 22 + Zero Fret
  • Fretboard Inlays: Black Blocks
  • Neck Wood: Canadian Maple
  • Finish: Satin
  • Neck Profile: Thin C-Shape
  • Headstock: Matching


  • Pickups: Delano JMVC5FE (black covers)
  • Controls: Volume, Blend, Passive Treble Cut


  • Hardware Finish: Black


  • Case: Sandberg Gig Bag
  • Made In Germany
  • Serial #: 36278
  • Instrument Weight: 8.5 lbs.

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Sandberg. This Martin Mendez Signature bass 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.

 Along with our amazing inventory, we can work with you to custom order any Sandberg bass or guitar you're interested in.