Note: For high resolution images of the One of a Kind Spector Bass, click on files below press release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OCT. 26, 2016
One of a Kind Spector Bass Up For Auction
New York craftsman pays tribute to the 'King of Freshwater Fish'
St. Andrews – On the 40th anniversary of his company, master guitar maker Stuart Spector has designed and built an electric bass dedicated to Atlantic salmon.
The neck of the instrument is inlaid with mother of pearl and paua abalone to create a shimmering school of Atlantic salmon and a lone angler casting to the fish. The body is carved from rare walnut and old growth redwood salvaged from New York City apartment buildings.
The bass guitar will be sold to the highest bidder through a silent auction that goes live October 26th and remains open until the Atlantic Salmon Federation's annual New York Dinner on November 9th. This year's event honors Marshall Field V, a long-time ASF director and passionate angler.
Spector instruments are in the permanent collection of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Smithsonian Museum of American History. Since 1976, Spector bass guitars have been part of the greatest acts in music, including The Police, Kiss, The Bruce Springsteen Band, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, and Van Halen.
This instrument was hand-crafted at Spector's small-batch workshop in Woodstock, New York. Money raised through the silent auction will benefit Atlantic salmon conservation in the United States and Canada.
Atlantic salmon are considered an endangered species in the United States. They once spawned in rivers as far south as Connecticut. Now the last remaining American runs are confined to a handful of rivers in Maine. In Canada, Atlantic salmon exist in rivers along the entire east coast, but face pressure from industry, changing ocean conditions, and fisheries.
- For images of the Spector salmon bass, see below
- To make a bid or follow the silent auction
- To learn more about the Atlantic Salmon Federation visit http://www.asf.ca
The Atlantic Salmon Federation is an international conservation group founded in 1948. We are dedicated to ensuring the survival of wild Atlantic salmon throughout the North Atlantic.
For assistance or interviews please contact:
Director of Communications
Atlantic Salmon Federation
Cell: (506) 608-8800