Product Review: Surine Esprit Series I 6-String

By Fred Reitz – Totally Cool Music
University of Massachusetts (
January 1998

Displayed with Permission of Fred Reitz

I have been playing bass about 25 years. Six string basses entered my life about 4 years ago. This is clearly the nest neck through instrument I have ever owned/played. The attention given to every detail is without compromise. The woodworking is without flaw, and the fit and finish of all components is neat and tidy. What I like best about this bass is the 19mm string spacing. Baby, this is wide. I can slap and pop without hitting adjacent strings. It is also a well-balanced instrument, comfortable to play sitting or standing. The B string is tight and well defined, and the on board 3 band EQ is clean and functions well.