All Spector USA Series basses are handcrafted by their expert luthiers with the finest source materials and hand-selected tonewoods.
The NS-5XL offers all of the features that have made the Spector name famous around the globe. This extremely comfortable, fully carved body is crafted from solid Ash and is paired with a beautiful spalted maple top. A 3-piece maple neck runs through the entire length of the instrument and features a 24 fret Pau Ferro fingerboard with Spector's signature Abalone Crown inlays. Outfitted with a solid bridge and nut, premium EMG pickups and Spector's coveted active tone circuit, NS-5XL basses are equipped to hold down the low-end on the world's biggest stages.
I can only write based on what I have seen via the internet about this bass ( I am in Australia ) and I own several Spector Basses both Euro & USA . This is a WOW bass that I would love to see in a NS 2 with Birdseye Maple Neck and that would be even a bigger knock Out than this . But for the first time in a long while Spector have done a bass that has many salivating and it has been awhile . Maybe the new ownership has sparked a new passion in the builders of these Basses???