Status Premium Leather Straps.


Following on from the sold out release of our '40th Anniversary Series-2000’ basses earlier this year, I have some news...

I'm pleased to say that, after a successful operation and a couple of years 'taking it easy' I am now reasonably well. I have decided that I'm not quite ready to retire and want to keep busy making things.

I've been back at the drawing board with the aim of designing a new bass using alternative production methods and materials. We were well ahead of our time with the use of carbon graphite back in 1981 and I still keep returning to our original 'Classic' Status body shape which is as relevant and popular today as it was when I first designed it over 40 years ago.

We also made several thousand great basses with wood necks in the 90's so I decided that this is an area I would like to explore further.

We are known world-wide for our use of carbon graphite in our instruments and have a very successful history of this but I have decided that it's time for a change and we will not currently be producing or taking orders for any of our previous models.

Remarkably, this is the twenty-third series of Status basses.
To keep things simple I have named it :

This series will include three new models :


The Status Series-23


The '
VMAN' Signature bass for Alessandro Venturella of Slipknot


The '
CW-2' Signature bass for Chris Wolstenholme of MUSE


Please click on the link above to see available stock basses.



To celebrate the new series we have a limited production run of all these basses finished in a selection of custom 'Aurora' chameleon colours.

The Series-23 range still retains all the original Status design features :

Classic Status body shape.
Status 18 volt EQ.
Status custom-wound soap-bar pickups.
Solid brass CNC machined hardware.
Richlite Phenolic fingerboard.
Dual-action truss-rod.

New to all models is a unique graphite reinforced, bolt-on, Maple neck.

Our unique design and construction results in the sonic qualities being virtually the same as our original graphite moulded necks.

Three pieces of hard rock maple are selected and bonded together.
The maple is sliced and glued so any natural movement is counterbalanced which makes it both rigid and stable. Two graphite rods are then set under the Richlite phenolic fingerboard either side of the truss-rod.

Each neck is individually fitted to a solid hardwood body, which means a tighter fit for better sustain and sonic response.

Both the neck and body are finished in a smooth, durable satin lacquer.

All basses, pickups and circuits are still designed and made in our workshop here in Colchester, England.

Click on ' Stock Basses ' in the menu for more information.

Best regards, Rob.

As of the 1st January 2021 the UK is no longer a part of the EU and the current agreement means
that we do not charge UK sales tax ( VAT ) to products sold into the EU.


Any instrument, necks or parts sold into the EU will be liable to your local sales tax.
This tax rate varies depending on which country you are in.

When working out the cost from our pricelist everyone except UK sales should use the
' Export price, excluding VAT '