Hold – Ernie Ball Music Man BFR Bongo 5 HH – Crescendo #18/66

Serial Number: F88158
Weight: 8 lbs 15 oz

The BFR Bongo 5 Crescendo is a basswood body 5 string bass with dual humbucking pickups in an exclusive all-white sparkle finish. The Roasted flame-maple neck and fingerboard is outfitted with 24 nickel frets and comes standard without fretboard inlays.  This special edition BFR Bongo 5 is beautifully accented with gold-plated hardware, gold pickup pole pieces, black control knobs and comes without a pickguard to provide a cleaner, simplified look. The Bongo comes standard with an 18-volt 4 Band Preamp, matching painted headstock, and is limited to just 66 pieces worldwide.

The Ball family is the last of a dying breed, a family business making premium guitars and basses on the California central coast since 1984. Sterling Ball, alongside his sons Brian and Scott, combine the laser precision of robotics and old-world hand craftsmanship to develop innovative instrument designs that push the boundaries of performance and playability.

Other specifications include:

  • Size: 12-3/4″ wide, 1-5/8″ thick, 47-5/8″ long (32.4 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 121.0 cm long)
  • Scale Length: 34″ (86.4 cm)
  • Neck Attachment: 5 bolt, sculpted neck joint
  • Strings: 46w-65w-80w-100w-130w (Regular Slinky Bass #2836)
  • Body Wood: Basswood
  • Body Color: Crescendo
  • Body Finish: High gloss polyester
  • Neck Wood: Maple
  • Neck Color: White Sparkle
  • Neck Finish: High gloss polyester
  • Fingerboard Wood: Roasted Birdseye Maple
  • Neck Buffed: Yes
  • Headstock Buffed: Yes
  • Headstock Color: Crescendo
  • Frets: 24 – High profile, wide
  • Fret Material: Nickel Silver
  • Nut Width: 1-3/4″ (44.5 mm)
  • Neck Width at last Fret: 2-13/16″ (71.4 mm)
  • Neck Radius: 11″ (27.9 cm)
  • Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: 0.830 inches
  • Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: 0.935 inches
  • Tuning Machine type: Custom Music Man, lightweight with tapered string posts and ergonomic clover design
  • Tuning Machine Buttons: Gold
  • Bridge type: Standard – Music Man gold plated, hardened steel bridge plate with stainless steel saddles; Optional – Piezo bridge with gold plated brass saddles
  • Pickup Color: White
  • Hardware Finish: Gold
  • Controls: Dual Pickup, 4-band active preamp; vol, bridge/neck pickup balance, treble, high-mid, low-mid, bass
  • Switching: Pickup blend knob
  • Pickups: Dual Humbucking with Neodymium magnets with gold pole pieces
  • Quantity Limited to 66
  • UPC 749699109761             
  • Part Number 162-25-12-00-CS-G1
  • Case SKB Hardshell Case
  • 8 lbs 15 oz
  • F88158

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