Black Walnut is quickly becoming one of my favorite tone woods. This 7 string is another good example of custom. It sounds every bit as good as it looks. It features a multi-scale 34"- 32 1/2" scale length and a "compound" string spacing that narrows as it goes to the higher strings. The center book-matched Cocobolo top has a matching head plate as well as a matching large pickup cover/ ramp and knobs. The neck is a nine piece laminate of Black Walnut, Tiger Maple and Wenge. The Black Walnut body is chambered and features a Tiger Maple accent layer between the top and back which is repeated on the headplate, pickup cover and knobs. Two dual coil Simonetti passive Noedymium humbuckers are paired with bridge mounted Piezo pickups are controlled via the passive controls: Stacked volume/ magnetic pickup blend/ staked tone with a Pure-tone input jack. Gold Hipshot Ultralight tuners sport a drop tuner on the low E string. Brass nut and bridge saddles compliment the custom bridge tail design and gold hardware. Screwless control and truss rod covers are a new thing being featured on all Simonetti Basses. A hand rubbed proprietary oil blend finish allows the player to truly become one with this special blend of woods.