Space Cadet 12-String Basses - 1st Series


Musicvox Space Cadet 1st Series

The Musicvox Space Cadet 12-string basses appeared on the market in 1999 and led the way as the first truly affordable 12-string bass with a retail selling price of $799.00. They are 34" long scale with neck through body construction and were built in Korea. The White finish is the most common. First Series basses do not have binding on the body, neck or headstock.

All First Series basses in the White and Seafoam Green finishes have the number '12' on the body.

Serial numbers on first series basses are found on the back of the headstock.

Active / Passive electronics

Three Tone Sunburst finish Space Cadet

First series sunburst 12's have white tuning pegs.

Allen Woody autograph on a sunburst Space Cadet 12-string bass.

Backs of the First Series Sunburst 12's are all black. The backs of the Second Series basses are in the sunburst finish.

Limited Edition Seafoam Green Space Cadet

In 2001 a limited edition of 10 Space Cadet 12-string basses was produced in the Seafoam Green finish. One was later destroyed by a shipping company. The only difference between these basses and the other 1st series Space Cadets is the color. The standard Space Cadet 12's carried a retail selling price of $799.00 but this limited edition bass was offered at $2,001.00.

Brass nut

Dual outputs, one active and one passive.

The locking tuners on the first series basses have the locking mechanisms on top of the tuner posts.

Clint Bahr of Tripod, recording with the Musicvox Seafoam Green Space Cadet 12-string bass.

Space Cadet - 1st Series Specs

  • Neck through body construction

  • Long Scale 34" Maple Neck

  • Rosewood Fingerboard with Black Pearl Inlays

  • Dual Truss Rods

  • Locking tuners, Custom cast tail and bridge

  • Active and passive electronics, Dual signal stereo outputs

  • Graphite or Brass nut

  • Durable urethane finish

  • Padded Musicvox gig bag included, 1-year warranty

  • Made in Korea