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California Nighthawk TM - specifications

NECK 6 x bolted / canadian hardrock maple
FRETBOARD 22 frets or fretless
SCALE 864 mm / 34"
BODY OPTIONS alder
FINISH OPTIONS only black matt finish, matched head
HARDWARE sandberg
PICKUP sandberg black label series T- and M-style humbucker
PREAMP sandberg 2-band, active / passive
EXTRA special hairline structure black aluminium pickguard
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California TM - specifications

NECK 6 x bolted / canadian hardrock maple
FRETBOARD 22 frets or fretless
SCALE 864 mm / 34", also available with 889 mm / 35" for 5-string
BODY OPTIONS european ash or swamp ash or alder or mahogany and rarewood top
FINISH OPTIONS matt, aged, selected highgloss colours
HARDWARE sandberg
PICKUP 1 Delano T-style / 1 Delano M-style humbucker / PU-split
PREAMP sandberg 2-band, active / passive, passive tone control
JM 6-STRING
FEATURES
sandberg 3-band, active / passive
Gotoh Res'o'Lite machine heads
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matt

colours with matt finish

3-tone sunburst blackburstblueburstbrownburstcherry sunburstgreenburstnatur

redbursttobaccovioletburst

All bodies with matt finish colours are made of european ash.

11 selected highgloss colours

11 selected highgloss colours

3-tone sunburst highglossblack highglossbrownburst highglossmetallic red highgloss creme highglosslake placid blue highglossnatur highgloss

tobacco highglossvirgin white highglossmarley blue highglosstranslucent black highgloss

All bodies with highgloss finish colours are made of alder.
Additional option: swampash body.

aged finish

3 decades on stage

For our aged series we have developed unique techniques and special varnishes.
These skills give our instruments a true long time used look and feel.
The very authentic looking aged series is available in three different versions.

type of aging description
1. SOFT AGED slightly worn, some scratches and minor damages,
10 years on stage
2. HARDCORE AGED heavily played, worn and torn surface,
30 years on stage
3. HARDCORE AGED
MASTERPIECE
same as hardcore aged including aged hardware
and fretboard. All MASTERPIECE build basses are
getting vibration treatment to reach
an authentic old school sound.

rarewood

available species of rarewood:

BubingaBuckeye MapleCocoboloFlamed MapleImbuiaMacassarPear

PearlwoodQuilted MapleSpalted MapleWalnutWengeZebranobahia

bocote

All bodies are made of mahogany with rarewood top.

optional finish

optional finishes

gold leaf sterling silverzebra voodoozebra 3-tone sunburstzebra bluezebra yellowzebra green

zebra naturzebra red

 

California TM supreme - specifications

NECK 6 x bolted / canadian hardrock maple
FRETBOARD 22 frets, pearl imit. blockinlays, matched headstock
SCALE 864 mm / 34", also available with 889 mm / 35" for 5-string
BODY OPTIONS alder
FINISH OPTIONS highgloss, black or creme
HARDWARE sandberg
PICKUP 1 Delano T-style / 1 Delano M-style humbucker / PU-split
PREAMP sandberg 2-band, active / passive, passive tone control
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2 highgloss colours

selected highgloss colours

black highgloss creme highgloss

All bodies with highgloss finish colours are made of alder.

 

California TM2 - specifications

NECK 6 x bolted / canadian hardrock maple
FRETBOARD 22 frets or fretless
SCALE 864 mm / 34", also available with 889 mm / 35" for 5-string
BODY OPTIONS european ash or swamp ash or alder or mahogany and rarewood top
FINISH OPTIONS matt, aged
HARDWARE sandberg
PICKUP 2 sandberg powerhumbucker / PU-split
PREAMP sandberg 2-band, active / passive
PDF-Downloads:

matt

colours with matt finish

3-tone sunburst blackburstblueburstbrownburstcherry sunburstgreenburstnatur

redbursttobaccovioletburst

All bodies with matt finish colours are made of european ash.

aged finish

3 decades on stage

For our aged series we have developed unique techniques and special varnishes.
These skills give our instruments a true long time used look and feel.
The very authentic looking aged series is available in three different versions.

type of aging description
1. SOFT AGED slightly worn, some scratches and minor damages,
10 years on stage
2. HARDCORE AGED heavily played, worn and torn surface,
30 years on stage
3. HARDCORE AGED
MASTERPIECE
same as hardcore aged including aged hardware
and fretboard. All MASTERPIECE build basses are
getting vibration treatment to reach
an authentic old school sound.

rarewood

available species of rarewood:

BubingaBuckeye MapleCocoboloFlamed MapleImbuiaMacassarPear

PearlwoodQuilted MapleSpalted MapleWalnutWengeZebranobahia

bocote

All bodies are made of mahogany with rarewood top.

optional finish

optional finishes

gold leaf sterling silverzebra voodoozebra 3-tone sunburstzebra bluezebra yellowzebra green

zebra naturzebra red

 

California TSBS - specifications

NECK 6 x bolted / canadian hardrock maple, only 4 string version available
FRETBOARD 22 frets, maple with perloid blockinlays
SCALE 864 mm / 34"
BODY european alder
FINISH OPTIONS hardcore aged
HARDWARE sandberg, string through
PICKUP 2 Seymour Duncan Bassline SJB2 PUs in special position
PREAMP passive, vol/vol/treble cut
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Info - California TSBS (Torsten Scholz / Beatsteaks)

Die gute ganz alte Schule, komplett passiv, string through, mit Seymour Duncan Pickups und Ahorngriffbrett genau an die Soundwünsche des Herrn Scholz angepasst. Und weil der Mann nicht nur gute Ohren, sondern auch sonst tonnenweise Stil hat, haben wir das Instrument optisch mit tollem Aging, spitzen Blockinlays und einer passend zur Korpusfarbe lackierten Kopfplatte ordentlich aufgehübscht. Postkastengelb, passend zu den Farben seiner Sneaker!

Good old very old school! Completely passive, string through, with Seymour Duncan pickups and maple fretboard, exactly fitted to Torstens sound. And this guy’s not only got fantastic ears but also tons of style. So we pimped the instrument optically, too, with special aging, beautiful blockinlays and a matched head. All in letterbox yellow, fitting the colour of his sneakers...

Torsten Scholz
Torsten Scholz / www.beatsteaks.org

 
California TT demo

California TT demo

Click on the video screen above to watch MarloweDK playing a sandberg California TT on this demo video.

California TM 4 demo

California TM 4-string demo

Click on the video screen above to watch MarloweDK playing a sandberg California TM 4-string on this demo video.

Cal. MarloweDK demo

California MarloweDK demo

Click on the video screen above to watch MarloweDK playing a sandberg California MarloweDK on this demo video.

Cal TM2 demo

California TM2 demo

Click on the video screen above to watch MarloweDK playing a sandberg California TM2 on this demo video.

California UMBO demo

California UMBO demo

Click on the video screen above to watch MarloweDK playing a sandberg California UMBO on this demo video.

Cal TT passive demo

California TT passive demo

Click on the video screen above to watch MarloweDK playing a sandberg California TT passive on this demo video.

California TM 5 demo

California TM 5-string demo

Click on the video screen above to watch MarloweDK playing a sandberg California TM 5-string on this demo video.