We celebrated the 60th birthday of Uncle Leo´s first electric bass with a special edition, the Hot Wire Supertop Bass. It is a high-class version of the Vintage 51... the outline may be reminiscent of the 51 Leo bass, but that´s where similarities end.
On the massive alder body, a breathtaking top is glued on, one half being dark quilted maple, the other half being light quilted maple, in a YIn-Yang configuration. To top it off, the handwound Hot Wire Funderbucker Pickups are housed in covers made from the same wood. The high-gloss finish accentuates the stunning wood grain even more. The maple neck sports an ebony board with medium frets. Glockenklang electronics enhance the sound, Hipshot hardware ensures stable tuning.
An instrument like this one demands extensive planning during construction and a big amount of concentration while building... It is a work of art, a cult object... but also a bass which the lucky owner proudly plays on stage!