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Vigier Excess Range

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Excess Original 4 string- £2199

Excess Original 5 string - £2269

4 strings, (Maple or Rosewood fingerboard or Rosewood Fretless)

Excess Original Fretless Delta Metal Fingerboard - £2149

Excess fretless - £2199

4 strings, fretless, rosewood fingerboard

Excess fretless, Delta Metal - £2469

4 strings, Delta Metal fingerboard

Excess Indus - £1789

4 strings, (Maple or Rosewood fingerboard)

Excess Specifications

Type: Solid body

Number of strings: 4


Type: Bolt-on featuring the 10/90 System (10% carbon with 90% of wood).

Wood: Maple naturally dried for 3 years

Shape: D

Finish: Textured

Width of neck at nut: 42mm / 1.65"

Width of neck at last fret: 62mm / 2.44"

Depth of neck at first fret: 19,5mm / .76"

Depth of neck at 12th fret: 23mm / .90"

String spacing at nut: 35 mm / 1.38"

String spacing at bridge: 53 mm / 2.08"

Action as supplied at 12th fret, treble: 2.0 mm / .0078"

Action as supplied at 12th fret, bass: 2.5mm / .0098"

Type of nut: Nut + hardened zero fret technology

Fingerboard for fretted basses

Wood: Maple or rosewood.

Radius: 300mm/11.81"

Type of frets: Medium

Number of frets: 24

Scale length: 860mm / 33.8"

Inlay: Dots


Wood: Two center-joined pieces of solid, naturally aged wood.

Finish: Varnish dries for 5 weeks minimum


Machine heads brand name: Schaller custom

Type of bridge: Quick release

Bridge brand name: Vigier.

End pin:

Brass casing that inserts deep into the body and locks the strap button in place.

Finish: Black


Pickup brand name: Vigier

Type of pickup: Single coil.

Switch: Balance

Electronic: Active

A hum-canceling circuit eliminates the hum usually associated with single-coil pickups to create a true studio-quiet performance: single-coil tone without the hum.

Controls: Volume, Balance, Bass , Treble

Shielding: Conductive paint


Weight: 3,8Kg / 8.3lbs

Delivered with gig bag/case: Hard case

Options: Matching headstock

Left handed version: Not available

Strings: Vigier 40 - 100

Warranty: 2 Years

Made in: France


The Excess is equipped with twin single-coil pickups designed by Benedetti. Two Alnico magnets are fitted for each string. They have a wide frequency band that accurately reproduces low-end and high-end response. Only the finest materials are used ; Alnico 8 magnets for the poles and pure copper and silver alloy wire for the coils. To reduce microphonic feedback, the pickups are wax potted and bolted down with 4 adjustment screws

Fingerboard and Frets

You can choose from rosewood or maple wood for the fingerboard. Each fingerboard is rectified to the one hundredth of a millimeter to ensure it's exceptionally straight. 24 medium gauge frets will then be fitted, also rectified and polished meticulously.


New Hardened Zero Fret

A zero fret has always been fitted on all of our instruments. This slightly higher fret’s role is to even open or fretted string notes, ensure perfect string height, minimize string friction and help avoid detuning, especially when using the tremolo. Now, thanks to new technology, we’ve been able to harden it so it lasts longer and make it removable so it’s easier to replace if needed.

Delta Metal Fretless Fingerboard

Only Vigier offers this unique fingerboard. Gold in color, it is immediately striking and has a hard surface that will stay even for years. Its sound is so rich in harmonics that you'll even hear them evolve throughout the length of your note. Don't be fooled into thinking it only sounds metallic it also has a very warm sound and can emulate a double bass sound. One thing's for sure, if you're looking for a fretless bass and are ready to enter a world of new sounds and ideas you must try the Delta Metal fingerboard.