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MKIV Bass

Starting at

$ 1,800.00 CAD

The MKIV bass offers a familiar body shape and layout but with all of the modern amenities. A long upper horn deters neck dive and the short lower horn gives the player full access to the fret they paid for. A slim body keeps the weight down and the straight string pull optimizes tuning stability.

The MKIV is a great option for those who want to pursue a vintage look but fit modern hardware. If you want passive J or P style pickups and simple vol/tone controls OR active soapbars with blend pots, voicings and active EQ, the MKIV can handle it all.

If you would like to order a guitar  similar to the one featured above, click below to contact Vigilant and place an order or initiate your custom build. If you would like a multiscale, please outline the two scale lengths you would prefer. This guitar can come in 6, 7, multiscale, standard scale and hollow body options. Guitars take 8-10 weeks to build. All guitars ship with a hardshell case included in the price below. Customers are responsible for paying import duties in their respective states. International shipping available.

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Style: Vigilant MKIV Bass
Scale: 812mm
Body: 2 Piece Sapele Mahogany (Chambered) (43mm thick)
Neck: Torrefied Maple (22-24mm C Profile)
Top: Bookmatched Flame Maple (6mm thick)
Fretboard: Caribbean Rosewood
Inlays:  6mm dots
Tuners: Graphtech Ratio 2x2
Bridge: Hipshot A Style
Nut: Graph Tech Tusq 41mm
Neck Joint: Bolt on
Frets: Stainless Jumbo 24
Pickguard: Black Plastic
Fretboard Radius: 16"
Bridge Pickup: Fishman Fluence
Neck Pickup: Fishman Fluence
Controls: 1 Vol p/p, 1 blend,1 Bass,1 Treble, 3 Way Voicing Toggle
Output: Switchcraft 1/4” Stereo
Strap Pins:  Standard
Finish: Hardwax Oil

Left/Right handed +$0

Strings

  • 4 String 
  • 5 string +$0

Scale:

  • 762mm" +$0
  • 812mm +$0
  • 863mm +$0
  • Microtonal - Diatonic (please contact to confirm) +$0
  • Multiscale 890mm - 838" p9th +$150
  • Custom - please contact for price

Body:

2 piece Solid 43mm thick

  • Sapele Mahogany +$0
  • Alder +$0
  • Swamp Ash +$0
  • Western Maple +$0
  • Eastern Maple +$0
  • Honduran Mahogany +$75
  • Chambering +$50 (top required)

Bookmatched Top: 

  • 6mm Plain Eastern Maple +$40
  • 6mm Plain Walnut +$40
  • 6mm Paduk +$40
  • 6mm Swamp Ash +$40
  • 6mm Wenge +$40
  • 6mm Clear Yellow Cedar +$40
  • 6mm Flame Maple +$60
  • 6mm Spalted Maple +$60
  • 6mm Flame Walnut +$75
  • 6mm Maple Burl +$75
  • 6mm Poplar Burl +$75
  • 6mm Quilted Maple +$80
  • 25mm Flame Maple +$100
  • 25mm Spalted Maple +$100
  • 25mm Poplar Burl +$130

Neck Joint:

  • Bolt on +$0
  • Set Neck +$0
  • Neck Through +$250

Neck

1 piece: +$0

  • Sapele +$0
  • Eastern Maple +$0
  • Walnut +$0
  • Honduran Mahogany +$50
  • Torrefied Maple +$50

3 piece multi laminate (core beam 25mm thick) +$50

  • Walnut
  • Western Maple
  • Eastern Maple
  • Sapele
  • Wenge
  • Paduk

pick three in order from left to right


Fingerboard Radius:

  • 254mm +$0
  • 304mm +$0
  • 355mm +$0
  • 406mm +$0
  • 304mm - 406 Compound +$40

Fingerboard:

  • Plain Maple +$0
  • Plain Walnut +$0
  • Paduk +$0
  • Wenge +$0
  • Carribbean Rosewood +$20
  • Indian rosewood (Canada Only) +$20
  • Flame Maple +$20
  • Birdseye Maple +$20
  • Torrefied  Maple +$25
  • Ebony +$40
  • Rocklite Ebano +$40
  • Rocklite Sundari +$40
  • Ziracote +$60
  • Macassar Ebony +$60

Fret Material:

  • None (Fretless) +$0
  • Nickel Silver Jumbo (1.5mm tall, 2.9mm wide) +$0
  • Stainless Steel Jumbo (1.5mm tall, 2.9mm wide) +$0
  • Gold Evo Jumbo (1.5mm tall, 2.9mm wide) +$25

Fingerboard Binding:

  • None +$0
  • Cream 1.5mm +$25
  • White 1.5mm +$25
  • Black 1.5mm +$25
  • Maple 1.5mm +$25
  • Walnut 1.5mm +$25

Fingerboard Inlays:     

  • None +$0
  • Black 6mm +$0
  • White 6mm +$0
  • Red 6mm +$0
  • Green 6mm +$0
  • Aluminum 6mm +$5
  • Brass 6mm +$5
  • Abalone 6mm +$10
  • Mother of Pearl 6mm +$10
  • Wood Blocks +$30
  • Luminlay Blue 6mm +$30
  • Luminlay Green 6mm +$30
  • MOP Blocks +$60
  • Custom (Please Contact)

Side Dot Inlays:     

  • None +$0
  • Black 2mm +$0
  • White 2mm +$0
  • Red 2mm +$0
  • Green 2mm +$0
  • Aluminum 2mm +$5
  • Brass 2mm +$5
  • Abalone 2mm +$10
  • Mother of Pearl 2mm +$10
  • Luminlay Blue 2mm +$30
  • Luminlay Blue/Black Ring 3mm +$30
  • Luminlay Green 2mm +$30
  • Luminlay Green/Black Ring 3mm +$30
  • MOP Blocks +$60
  • Custom (Please Contact)

Hardware Colour:

  • Chrome +$0
  • Black +$0
  • Gold +$50

Bridge:

  • Hipshot Style A +$0
  • Individual Solo Bridges +$40

Tuners:      

  • Graph Tech Ratio mini Y +$0
  • Graph Tech Ratio Clovers +$0

Nut:

  • Zero Fret +$0
  • Black Tusq +$0
  • White Tusq +$0
  • Bone +$10

Bridge Pickup

  • Bridge Fluence Humbucker +$0
  • Bridge Jazz Style +$0
  • Bridge P Style +$0

Mid Pickup

  • Bridge Fluence Humbucker +$150
  • Bridge Jazz Style +$150
  • Bridge P Style +$150

Neck Pickup

  • Bridge Fluence Humbucker +$150
  • Bridge Jazz Style +$150
  • Bridge P Style +$150

Controls:

  • See Standard Model Specs

Additional Electronics

  • DPDT mini toggle +$25
  • 16mm Stainless Killswtich +$30
  • 16mm Stainless LED Killswitch (contact for colour) +$50 

Strap Pins:

  • Standard +$0
  • Locking Dunlops +$25
  • Locking Schallers +$25

Stain Body:

  • None +$0
  • Black +$20
  • Turquoise +$20
  • Azur Blue +$20
  • Cherry +$20
  • Seafoam Green +$20
  • Golden Wheat +$20

Stain Neck:

  • None +$0
  • Black +$20
  • Turquoise +$20
  • Azur Blue +$20
  • Cherry +$20
  • Seafoam Green +$20
  • Golden Wheat +$20

Milk Paint Body:

  • None +$0
  • Black +$40
  • Buttermilk +$40
  • Snow White +$40
  • Slate Blue +$40
  • Soldier Blue +$40
  • Tavern Green +$40
  • Barn Red +$40

Milk Paint Neck:

  • None +$0
  • Black +$40
  • Buttermilk +$40
  • Snow White +$40
  • Slate Blue +$40
  • Soldier Blue +$40
  • Tavern Green +$40
  • Barn Red +$40

Finish:

  • Hardwax Oil +$0
  • Water Based Lacquer Body Satin/Oil Neck +$200
  • Water Based Lacquer Body/Neck Satin +$300
  • Water Based Lacquer Body Gloss/Oil Neck +$350
  • Water Based Lacquer Body/Neck Gloss +$400

Case (required for shipping)

  • Rouge Valley 100 series Gig Bag +$75
  • Yorkville Universal Hardshell +$120
  • Yorkville Deluxe Tweed Case +$150

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Due to the nature of guitar building I may have my hands covered in glue or a few inches from a bandsaw blade.

It is best to email me with any questions and I will get back to you within 2 business days at the latest.

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