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Sadowsky MetroLine M/J-Style Vintage 21 4-String Bass Ocean Blue Trans Satin/Maple

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Sadowsky MetroLine 21-Fret Vintage M/J-Style - Ocean Blue Trans Satin/Maple    

Sadowsky MetroLine basses are now made in Germany, thanks to a recent licensing agreement with Warwick/Framus—and they’re impressive. They’re the answer for bassists who want Sadowsky sound, feel and precision—without the long wait typically associated with Roger Sadowsky’s outstanding custom-made NYC instruments. MetroLines basses save you almost half of the cost of a New York Sadowsky.

This 2022 MetroLine Vintage-style 4-string features a lightweight swamp ash body and Ocean Blue  trans satin finish. It has a J-style single-coil pickup in the neck position and M-style double-coil at the bridge, both routed through the famous Sadowsky preamp for broad tonal variety, clarity and punch. The maple neck features a matte finish and Maple fingerboard with 21 nickel/silver frets.

Bottomline: Expect the same craftsmanship and quality as a NY Sadowsky at a more affordable price.


  • Design:                Undersized J-style
  • Body:                   Swamp Ash
  • Body Finish:       Ocean Blue Trans Satin
  • Neck:                    Maple, satin finish, bolt-on
  • Radius:                 12”
  • Fingerboard:        Maple, 21 nickel silver frets
  • Inlay:                     Dots
  • Scale Length:       34"
  • Nut Width:            1.5” Sadowsky Just-a-nut III
  • Bridge/Tailpiece: Sadowsky
  • Tuners:                  Sadowsky lightweight
  • Pickups:                 1 x Sadowsky J, 1 x Sadowsky M
  • Controls:                Volume, Balance, Vintage tone control, Treble/Bass (stacked)
  • Pick guard:            Parchment
  • Strap Locks:         Sadowsky security locks
  • Weight:                  7.6 lbs
  • Gig Bag:                Sadowsky Portabag included