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Sadowsky MetroLine M/J-Style Vintage 21 5-String Burgundy Burst Trans Satin/Maple 

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Sadowsky MetroLine 21-Fret Vintage M/J-Style 5 - Burgundy Burst Transparent 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 5-string features a lightweight red alder body and Burgundy Burst transparent 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. A  3-way toggle selects Series/Parallel/ Single-coil operation for the bridge pickup. 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:                        Red Alder
  • Body Finish:            Burgundy Burst Trans Satin
  • Neck:                        Maple, satin finish, bolt-on
  • Radius:                    12”
  • Fingerboard:          Morado, 21 nickel silver frets
  • Inlay:                       Dots
  • Scale Length:         34"
  • Nut Width:             1.5” Sadowsky Just-a-nut III
  • Neck Width (12th) 2.2”
  • Neck Thickness      1st fret” 0.82” / 12th fret: 0.95”
  • Bridge/Tailpiece:   Sadowsky
  • Tuners:                   Sadowsky lightweight
  • Pickups:                 1 x Sadowsky J, 1 x Sadowsky M
  • Controls:                Volume, Balance, Vintage tone control, Treble/Bass (stacked)
  •                                 3-position toggle selects Series/Parallel/ Single-coil for bridge PU
  • Pick guard:            3-ply Black
  • Strap Locks:         Sadowsky security locks
  • Weight:                  8.8 lbs
  • Serial No.               SML E 001795-22
  • Gig Bag:                Sadowsky Portabag included