Status Series-23

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

This is the twenty-third series of bass models we have made over the last 40+ years.
The obvious name for the new model is the Status Series-23.

After many months of development a selection of new basses are available.
We have a selection of our stunning ‘AURORA' chameleon colours.

*** Woven graphite facings now available ***

This 'new' instrument features all the original Status design features :

Classic Status body shape.
Three-piece bolt-on, graphite reinforced, rock maple neck.
Status Board 303 EQ with switchable mid frequencies.
Status custom-wound soap-bar pickups.
Solid brass CNC machined mono-rail hardware.
Richlite Phenolic fretted fingerboard.

New to the design 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 carbon graphite moulded necks.

Three pieces of hard rock maple are selected and bonded together.
The maple is sliced and glued so that any movement is naturally opposed
which makes it both rigid and stable.

Two graphite rods are bonded under the Richlite fingerboard either side of the truss-rod.
Each neck is individually fitted to a solid hardwood body which results in 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
here in our workshop in Colchester, England.

We have a very limited number of basses finished and ready to ship.

Please contact us the check total cost and availability.

Please let us know where you live
so we can calculate the cost including shipping / insurance.

The bass below is an example of the Blue / Purple colour-shifting chameleon lacquer.




Chameleon satin lacquer.
Optional custom front LEDs.
Original Status hum-cancelling pickups.
Original Board 303 18 volt EQ.
HEADED 4-string. Black mono-rail hardware.
Graphite reinforced bolt-on rock maple neck.
Solid hardwood body.
34" scale fretted phenolic fingerboard.
Wrap-around fingerboard edge markers.
Includes Status moulded Lite Flite case.

Price as photographs :

2,725 GBP excluding sales tax.

£ 3,270 including sales tax.

INCLUDES custom front LEDs.

Includes a Status hard case.

Plus shipping / insurance.


2,229 GBP excluding sales tax.

£ 2,675 including sales tax.

4 and 5-string, headed and headless basses available.

The full pricelist can be downloaded from the link in the menu.


Please contact up to check availability.


Green / Purple - White LEDs
Blue / Purple - Green LEDs
Green / Blue - Red LEDs
Green / Blue - Green LEDs

Steel Grey Pearl - No LEDs


Green / Purple - Red LEDs
Green / Blue - Green LEDs
Green / Blue - Blue LEDs
Steel Grey Pearl - White LEDs

Purple / Green / Blue - No LEDs
Gold / Red / Black - No LEDs
Purple /
Green / Blue - No LEDs


Purple / Green / Blue - Red LEDs

The photographs below are of different models.

They are here to represent the colours available.

Gold / Red / Black

Blue / Purple

Green / Blue

Purple / Green / Blue

Green / Blue



The S-23 bass features original Status soap-bar pickups and a custom 18 volt EQ which has been fine-tuned to deliver the Classic Status sound.

A master volume works at all times in conjunction with
the pickup blend and treble / bass controls.

The midrange frequency can be pre-set ready to be
switched in at any time via the boost / flat / cut switch.

18 volts are used to power the circuit and ensure plenty of headroom.

An additional battery is included if LEDs are fitted.


Click on all photographs for a larger image

All Status Basses are custom made
in our own workshop here in England.

We also make our own pickups and design and make all EQ boards.

All instruments are supplied in a Status LITE FLITE hard case.



Due to the variations in photography, computers and monitors,
there will always be some variations in image quality and colours.