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Michael Henderson Starship Bass

Last month I went to the Luxury Soul Weekender in Blackpool to see Michael Henderson play a soul set.

For those of you who don’t know, Michael has played with any number of greats, but is probably best known for playing electric bass for Miles Davis.

Here he is playing the Jim Fleeting Michael Henderson Starship Bass.

For all the techies out there, here’s the specs:

Body – Ebony top, swamp ash body, quilted maple back

Neck – Seven piece Maple and Purpleheart, Ebony headcap, quilted maple rear headcap

Hipshot Ultralite tuners, ABM bridge

Delano Hybrid Pickup, with J neck pickup.  Delano 2-band EQ.

I add this photo in to illustrate that sometimes a Luthier spends days on end finish sanding and polishing and buffing, but sometimes he has to hang out with his heroes and go to great gigs.  It’s a tough life