MTD Kingston Unveils the Saratoga Deluxe Jazz Bass

The Saratoga Deluxe can operate in either an active or passive mode and a Bartolini pickup upgrade option is also available.

Oxnard, CA (December 22, 2014) -- MTD (Michael Tobias Design) Kingston will be premiering its new Saratoga Deluxe Jazz bass at Winter NAMM 2015 in Booth 5972. The Saratoga Deluxe can operate in either an active or passive mode and has all the great features that MTD Kingstons are known for – including ergonomically carved body for greater comfort and better balance. The neck is asymmetrically shaped for faster playing and of course, it has the famous MTD tone.

The basses come in three different finishes – the limited edition satin honey burst, the satin dark cherry burst, and the gloss transparent black. It comes with great sounding stock pickups and a Bartolini upgrade option is also available.

MSRP: Starting at $999

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