The ASH Taiaha is a special edition 5-string bass guitar, which is limited to only 10 instruments in the series. A curvaceous single-cutaway, semi-hollow body capped with exotic figured wood like swamp kauri or southern red beech. The standard format is a five-string fretted, but 4, 6 or more strings are quite possible, as is a more traditional double cutaway version based on the Supra/Chakra body shape. The one pictured to the right has a mahogany/swamp kauri body and a maple/bubinga/ebony fretless neck.  

body figured swamp kauri top - hollowed wings (back/wing wood to suit tonal needs; kauri, rimu, taraire etc)
neck 34" scale neck thru, carbon fibre/tawa/puriri laminate, puriri or ebony fretboard, 24 frets, paua inlays
pickups Nordstrand Soapbars and Audere or Nordstrand 3-band EQ/preamp (SD, Ash, Bartolini, active or passive options)
tuners Gotoh GBS510 3+2 gold machineheads
bridge Gotoh 404BO-5 bridge in gold (Hipshot options)
finish golden amber oiled top under hand buffed oil and beeswax satin finish (satin or gloss lacquer options)
formats Standard five-string fretted. Fretless, four and six-string versions available
options single or double cutaway body shape, semi-hollow or solid body, NZ native woods or traditional wood options, unlimited electronics options

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finished guitar + case $NZ 4300

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