Manhattan Prestige Session One Electric Bass

Prepare to be impressed by the Session One! Manhattan Prestige Basses crafted this versatile workhorse instrument to stack up against any pro-level bass.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Alder body Light weight with a wide tonal range
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
Satin-finished neck Fast, smooth and easy playing feel

Designed from the ground up to be a professional legacy quality instrument built for bassists that demand tone, quality, and versatility, the Session One is the initial offering from Manhattan Prestige Basses. Providing an uncompromising instrument capable of performing in a multitude of live and recording environments, the Session One brings to fruition the vision that a great bass is truly the synergy of design and experience.


- Magnetic backplate
- Luminlay side fret markers
- Custom wound Wilkinson pickups
- Rolled fretboard edges and contoured neck/body joint

- Body: Alder
- Finish: Poly-Gloss
- Neck: Maple
- Neck Finish: Satin
- Tuners: Wilkinson
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Nut: Tusq
- Radius: 9.5"
- Neck Profile: Custom Manhattan Prestige Basses
- Neck Joint: Bolt on
- Strings: D'Addario (45-105)
- Bridge: Wilkinson
- Electronics: Alpha
- Controls: Volume/Volume/Tone
- Backplate: Magnetic
- Pickups: Manhattan Prestige Basses Custom by Wilkinson
- Weight: 8.00 - 8.40 lbs
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Blemished, Candy Apple Red
Shipping Weight: 15.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 51 x 16 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MH-CAR
Blemished, Natural
Shipping Weight: 16.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 51 x 16 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MH-NAT

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Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (2 ratings)
Submitted July 29, 2023 by Lucas R in New York, NY

"This is not your garden-variety budget bass, this thing feels like the real deal."

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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In the sea of axes that zZounds displays in its digital shop, my eyes fell on a total curveball: the Manhattan Prestige Session One. Its name may be a tongue twister, but it snapped me right out of my brand-name-induced haze. Cloaked in candy apple red, this bass had the undeniable mojo of a vintage classic. I dove deeper to find out the story behind this brand. The man behind Manhattan Prestige is the highly respectable session player Neil Jason. He has contributed too many to name records, but what really caught my attention was his involvement in the final albums of Roxy Music. His outstanding bass lines feature prominently in several key tracks on these albums.Here's his list of credits. convinced me to purchase this bass was a detailed video review by Neil himself on Youtube. The bass lived up to its promises when it arrived. Once plugged in, I could tell that the tone, weight, pickups, and playability aligned with Neil's description of the bass. Hence the title in the review: this is not your garden-variety budget bass, this thing feels like the real deal.I was looking for a bass to use in the studio, especially for dancy bass lines, and the way this bass cuts through the mix is impressive. And though I'm no expert bass player, when playing the Session One, I'm getting shades of the Fender Mustang's snap with a healthy dose of that P-Bass depth. It's fun and easy to play, and damn if it doesn't sound incredible. read more

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