The Paramount - Nelson Instruments

The Paramount

Starting at $1,550
Gig bag included, Case extra
Scale length: 33.25"
Fingerboard radius: is 9.5"
Nut Width: 1-5/8" Standard. Other widths available.
Neck: Quarter sawn hard maple
Body: Soft Maple
Pickups: Nelson "Dynamo"™
Fret Count: 20
Pickguard: Plastic. Anodized Aluminum available for additional charge.
Tuners: Hipshot Ultra Light, 20:1 ratio
Finish: Satin lacquer
Nelson Instruments are built from the finest materials and workmanship regardless of price and are guaranteed to the original purchaser against defects contributed directly to faulty workmanship and materials for a period of two (2) years from the date of purchase. Nelson Mfg. will gladly repair any Nelson instrument against such defects. Expressage involved in shipment both ways is to be paid by purchaser. Ordinary wear and tear of metal parts and faults due to excessive temperatures, abuse or neglect, and extreme or inadequate humidity are excepted. Nelson Mfg. will repair or replace any defective instrument at our discretion.
Your satisfaction is my priority! That is why I offer you a full, 3-day, money-back guarantee. If you are not fully satisfied with your Nelson instrument for any reason, you may return it within 3 days after receipt for a full refund. (Shipping charges are non-refundable.) Instruments returned must be carefully packed and fully insured against breakage in transit. Instrument must be received in the same condition you received it. Instruments showing wear or abuse will be subject to a 20% restocking fee. Any instrument returned un-insured and broken in transit will not be refunded.


The Paramount bass is constructed with a multi-piece, quarter-sawn, hard maple neck which is set into a gorgeous soft maple body with hot hide glue. The body has been designed to maximize balance, comfort, and style. A bit retro yet a bit modern, the Paramount is a timeless design that fits in any genre.


The fingerboard is radiused to a comfortable 9.5″ and is precision fitted with medium-tall frets, highly polished to provide a fast playing response. Padauk and Osage Orange woods are standard options with other fingerboard woods available for at extra cost. (Cost varies depending on species desired. Please inquire)


The Paramount comes standard with a pair of Nelson “Dynamo” single-coil pickups. These pickups have been specially designed to faithfully reproduce the bass register yielding balanced, clear, resonant tones. The pickups are wax potted so undesirable micro-phonics are eliminated. An anodized aluminum pick guard is available at extra cost. Also a single pickup version of the bass (with the Nelson “Insta-tone” passive tone circuit) is available by request.


To round out this regal instrument, the Paramount is finished in a luxurious satin lacquer. Many colors are available; please inquire with your color request.