California TT Passive MARTIN MENDEZ Signature (OPETH)


Sandberg is proud to welcome a new member to the Sandberg Artist-Family: Martin Mendez, bass player of the Swedish progressive metal giants Opeth. For many years Martin has been playing Sandberg basses both in the studio and live.

image of Mendez with his signature bass

Thus it was obvious that they join forces for the release of the Martin Mendez Signature Bass with some personal touches straight from Martin himself.

Based on Sandberg California T passive the Martin Mendez Signature features an European alder body with soft age finish in Virgin White or optionally an European ash body with a finish in Black Matt. The 6-bolt-on canadian hardrock maple neck with matching headstock and the ebony fingerboard with 22 frets provide a nice bite and a fast response. The Black Matt model additionally offers block inlays. The Martin Mendez Bass is available as a 34”-scale 4-string and as a 5-string with 35”-scale as well.

With the black Sandberg hardware for improved sustain and bolder tone and the black lightweight tuners for perfect tuning stability the Martin Mendez Signature appears in combination with the Virgin White or Black Matt finish unpretentious but classy.

As Martin wanted a classic and traditional sound with a certain bite he chose two Delano JMVC pickups set in a special position that is a little bit closer to the bridge. The tone one can be further refined and tweaked with a volume control, a balance control and a treble cut.

Finally, the Martin Mendez Signature Bass is subjected to the Sandberg "Vibration Treatment", which results an improved resonance and an authentic old school sound of an instrument that has been played for years.



  • Neck: Canadian hard rock maple   •   6-bolted   •   Matching-Headstock
  • Fretboard: 22 frets   •   ebony
  • Scale: 34“
  • Body: alder or European ah
  • Finish: Virgin White Soft Aged Finish (alder), Black Matt (ash)
  • Hardware: Sandberg, black
  • Preamp: passive   •   volume   •   balance   •   treble cut
  • Pickups: 2 Delano JMVC   •   special position
  • Extras: vibration treatment
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