The NS Design CR-5M Electric 5-String 3/4 Bass with Magnetic Pickup and Light Maple Finish, with its exceptional versatility and tone quality, is fast becoming an indispensable tool for the serious bassist. The lean, solid-body CR Series bass takes its place in a long history of fine instruments crafted in the Czech Republic. The CR 5M Series is made from select maple and ebony. The full scale fingerboard is graduated for consistent response from note to note, with adjustable relief and bridge height to suit all playing styles. Our Polar bridge pickup system combines great sound with directional sensitivity, for a rich and expressive response to pizzicato and arco technique. The EMG magnetic pickups expand the range to include classic electric bass sounds. According to Bass Player magazine, the Czech made CR 5M Series "boasts impeccable craftsmanship from a country with a reputation for quality upright bass building. It's clean aesthetics, excellent playability, and great sound put it ahead of the pack."