Item #1603999 Model #D8CE-5

Ortega D8CE-5 5-String Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar Black


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An acoustic-electric 5-string bass with robust tone shaping for the modern bassist.

The Ortega D8CE-5 5-string acoustic-electric bass lets you explore rich low tones with the convenience of an onboard preamp. Its spruce top and mahogany back and sides produce a balanced acoustic sound with tight, focused low end. The mahogany neck and 15.75" radius walnut fingerboard provide playability for complex basslines. The MagusPRO preamp gives you control over volume and EQ for shaping your tone onstage or in the studio. Subtle gold hardware and ivory ABS binding highlight the D8CE-5's elegant aesthetics. Whether practicing at home or performing for an audience, this lightweight bass has the acoustic resonance and plugged-in features you need.

Spruce and Mahogany Construction Carries Low Notes with Clarity

The Ortega D8CE-5's tonewood combination of spruce and mahogany provides an ideal balance of brightness and warmth for the extended low range of a 5-string bass. The spruce top vibrates freely to produce clear, focused bass tones. Mahogany back and sides add rich midrange and enhance low-end resonance. Together, these woods generate the tight, articulate acoustic sound needed for a 5-string bass. Lightweight yet sturdy, this all-wood construction gives the D8CE-5 a professional grade tone and feel.

Slim Neck and Walnut Fingerboard Enable Complex Playing

Shaping complex bass parts is easy on the D8CE-5 thanks to its slim mahogany neck and walnut fingerboard. Smooth walnut provides a durable fretting surface and dot inlays help keep you oriented when playing higher up the neck. Whether performing intricate walking basslines or exploratory solos, the D8CE-5's neck design keeps up with your playing.

Shape Your Sound with the MagusPRO Preamp

The D8CE-5 comes equipped with Ortega's MagusPRO preamp, giving you control over your amplified tone. Adjust the bass, midrange and treble to suit different styles or cut through a mix. A built-in tuner makes tuning quick and accurate in any playing situation. The preamp's simple layout is easy to operate on the fly. Whether you want a natural acoustic sound or more of an electric bass tone, the MagusPRO provides the versatility you need.

Premium Components and Stunning Looks

Gold tuning machines and a walnut bridge provide tuning stability and intonation. Ivory ABS binding adds an elegant accent to the spruce top and mahogany body. From its premium components to custom aesthetics, the D8CE-5 acoustic-electric bass has the quality and looks of a high-end instrument at an affordable price.

  • Size: 5-string bass
  • Top wood: Spruce
  • Top finish: Black gloss
  • Back and side wood: Mahogany
  • Back and side finish: Natural gloss
  • Cutaway: Venetian
  • Wood: Mahogany
  • Finish: Natural gloss
  • Construction: 2-way truss rod
  • Wood: Walnut
  • Frets: 22
  • Nut width: 1.772"
  • Radius: 15.75"
  • Inlay: Dot
  • Bridge wood: Walnut
  • Bridge design: Acoustic bass bridge
  • Tuning machines: Gold plated die-cast
  • Preamp: Ortega MagusPro/B bass
  • Pickup: Under saddle piezo
  • Tuner: Yes
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Number of strings: 5
  • Case: Sold separately


  • Spruce top, mahogany back, Venetian cutaway
  • Mahogany neck, 2-way truss rod, walnut fingerboard with 15.75" radius
  • Walnut acoustic bass bridge, gold plated die-cast tuners
  • Ortega MagusPro/B bass preamp, under saddle piezo pickup, built-in tuner

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