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Sire Marcus Miller D5 Alder 4-String Bass Guitar in Vintage White

Featuring Roasted Maple Neck, Rolled-Edge Fingerboard & Marcus Vintage D-Bass Pickup

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Elliot Stent

The D5 is an original Sire bass guitar design, joining the acclaimed Marcus Miller lineup. Taking heavy inspiration from vintage '50s instruments, Sire's no-frills D5 model has plenty of old-school charm with its timeless T-shaped body and solid-body construction — pumping out classic low-end tones via a lone, middle-mounted single-coil pickup.

Further noteworthy appointments include a rock-solid roasted Maple neck with a rolled-edge fingerboard, medium-sized frets, open-gear tuners and a genuine bone nut. Available at a fantastic price-point to boot, like all Sire instruments, the D5 is an elegantly-crafted bass that perfectly blends traditional allure with modern refinement.

Iconic T-Shaped Body

Sire's D5 model boasts a North American Alder body that guarantees a tight, balanced sound with plenty of upper mid-range projection — serving as the perfect tonal foundation for the punchy pickup. A generous belly-cut allows the instrument to rest comfortably against you in standing or sitting positions, making the D5 a practical stage or studio workhorse.

Roasted Maple Neck

Many high-end instruments come fitted with roasted Maple necks, yet Sire has somehow managed to fit its affordable D5 with one — providing you with a truly premium look. "Roasting" is a process that is used to remove all of the natural moisture retained by a tonewood, which ultimately darkens the material and makes it far less vulnerable to warping when exposed to varying climates. This means that the D5's neck is incredibly stable — vastly improving tuning stability.

Peerless Playability

A C-shaped neck profile gives both contemporary and old-school bassists an addictive feel, while the rolled fingerboard edges enhance playability for an extremely smooth fretting experience.

Marcus Vintage D-Bass Single-Coil Pickup

A proprietary 'Marcus Vintage D-Bass' single-coil gives the D5 a bold and authoritative voice. Crisp and articulate without sacrificing low-end warmth, this surprisingly-versatile pickup rewards all playing styles with an inspiring and expressive tone that blossoms when amplified loud.

High-Quality Hardware

Hardware can be an afterthought for some guitar companies, but Sire has made sure that every detail is executed to perfection with its D5 bass. Sporting a beautifully-machined 'Vintage-S' bridge, this essential component boosts note resonance for a responsive feel and piano-like sustain. A set of Sire 'Premium Open-Gear' tuners put a contemporary spin on this classic-looking bass, engineered to reduce the likelihood of tuning slips.



  • Body Material: North American Alder
  • Body Shape: Sire D-Type


  • Neck Material: 1-Piece Roasted Hard Maple
  • Neck Profile: C-Shape
  • Neck Joint: 4-Bolt Steel Square Plate
  • Scale Length: 34"
  • Fingerboard Material: Roasted Hard Maple (Rolled Edges)
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5"
  • Frets: Medium
  • Inlays: Black Dot
  • String Nut: Bone, 42mm


  • Pickup: Marcus Vintage D-Bass Single-Coil
  • Controls: Volume, Tone


  • Bridge: Marcus Miller Vintage-S
  • Tuners: Premium Open-Gear
  • Control Knobs: Metal
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
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