Matthew Noykos bass, 2007
Nicely-designed handmade bass by Michigan violin maker Matthew Noykos. Flat back, unpurfled. Chromatic C extension. Excellent condition! VERY punchy with great response and nice sustain - excellent jazz bass and capably set up for orchestra playing as well. Just upgraded to new Sloane tuning machines! Super agile, with a string length of just 40" - an asset to soloing or for the player of smaller stature. Though there's not an exact standard in sizing, this bass would suit a bassist seeking a high-quality 5/8, since the majority of 5/8 basses are student quality.