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SKU SDG-CANV4-000984

Sandberg "Lionel" California VS 30" Short-Scale 4-String Bass, Aged Black

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Player's Perspective

We are proud to be an official Sandberg dealer! Made in Germany, this California VS Lionel in a tasteful Aged Black finish is a short-scale workhorse.

Effortless to play and sporting a classic vintage-style aged look, this bass features a traditional P-style electronics configuration that elevates tradition to the next level. The unique-looking pole pieces of the Black Label split coil results in a tone that sounds powerful and punchy whilst still sitting well within a mix. Adding that onto the familiar master volume, master tone platform provides a very straightforward configuration for players familiar with vintage-style instruments whilst optimizing playability and tone with modern engineering. The Thin-D neck profile feels great and is one of the faster-playing bass neck profiles we've played.

Item Specifics

Sandberg Guitars was founded back in 1986 by Holger Stonjek and Gerd Gorzelke. Since then, they have been producing hand-made instruments at the highest quality. This bass features Sandberg's California body shape. The body is made out of alder and the neck is Canadian hard rock maple. A Black Label split-coil and a traditional P-style wiring loom round out the electronics. 

We're proud to be an authorized Sandberg Guitars dealer. Along with our amazing inventory, we can custom order any Sandberg bass or guitar you'd like.



  • Model: California VS Lionel
  • Color: Aged Black
  • Body: Alder
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Red Tortoiseshell


  • Scale Length: 30"
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Radius: 14"
  • Frets: 22
  • Fretboard Inlays: Abalone Dots
  • Neck Wood: Maple
  • Finish: Satin
  • Neck Profile: Thin D-Shape
  • Nut: 1.55" (39.55mm) Graphite
  • Neck Depth @ 1st Fret: 22mm
  • Neck Depth @ 12th Fret: 24mm


  • Pickups: Black Label Split-Coil
  • Controls: Volume, Tone


  • Bridge: Sandberg Bridge 4
  • Tuners: Sandberg Machine Head
  • Hardware Finish: Aged Nickel


  • Case: Sandberg Gig Bag
  • Made In Germany
  • Serial #: 41461
  • Instrument Weight: 7.4 lbs.

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Sandberg. This California VS 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.