The first Aluminum Neck-Through Bass design by Alef Guitars.
A combination of two materials, we bring the modern take of the time proofed classics.
The bridge, strings and pickups are mounted on a solid Aluminum block, running from the bridge to the headstock.
The Aluminum assembly is snugly top mounted on a resonant wooden body.
The unique design and Neckthrough to body joint enables a full and comfortable access to the high frets.
Using the best materials and hardware, we had the three P's in mind while designing this bass.
Punch, Playability and Precision.
This lean and mean rock machine will cut through the mix and will turn heads on any given day.
Weight and Neck dive.
We all love those 1970’s Aluminum Basses but caring a 12lb/6kg during a two hours set is no joke!
The NT-434 weight is Approx 4.7kg with the standard Poplar/Alder wood bodies.
We worked very hard to reach this weight point which is slightly heavier than a typical solid body electric bass.
The Upper long horn takes care of any neck dive issues, you’ll feel right at home when this monster is strapped on you.
Pickups and electronics.
The advantage of ordering from a high-end small company is customization. Each instrument is tailored for your needs with extra care and love.
Almost any pickups & electronics configuration is possible, talk to us and we’ll make it happen.
Color Schemes and finish.
The neck can be polished, Satin or any combination of both.
Solid/Opaque body colors are Satin only. We will not do Gloss on the NT models. Walnut and other exotic woods get a clear satin finish.
Let us know which color you desire and we will work it out together.
• Neck material: Solid 6061 T6 Aluminum neck through bridge.
• Body material: Poplar for solid/opaque colors - options
Walnut for clear finishes - options
• Scale Length: 34"
• Neck thickness/profile: 0.750" all the way / Thin C shape
• Fretboard radius: 9.5"
• Nut Width: 1.5" = 38.1mm
• Nut material: 6061 T6 Aluminum or Brass
• Position markers: black block inlays
• Side dots: 3mm Luminlay (inner 2mm Lumin with 3mm surrounding black pipe)
• Frets: 21 Jescar Stainless Steel medium/jambo
• Bridge: Alef anodized bridge plate with Gotoh steel saddles. Strings through Aluminum block.
• Tuners: Gotoh
• Pickguard & Control Plate: Anodized Aluminum
• Pickup: Dimarzio DP122 - Split P style - options
• Vol/Tone pots: CTS or Bourns
• Output jack: Switchcraft
• Finish: Satin solid/opaque colors on Poplar.
Satin clear on Walnut and exotic woods.
• Weight: Approx 10lb = 4.7kg (Poplar body)
• Includes high quality gig bag.