On loan to The Met The Met accepts temporary loans of art both for short-term exhibitions and for long-term display in its galleries.
‘Aztec De La Chloe’ 5 string
Not on view
Robert Trujillo began using this five-string bass guitar, with an additional string below the standard four strings of most basses, on Metallica’s World Magnetic tour in 2008. Paying tribute to his indigenous heritage, the bass is decorated with a wood-burned design based on an Aztec calendar that was created by Trujillo’s wife, artist Chloe Trujillo.
Alder body with walnut center stripe, maple neck with walnut stripe, rosewood fingerboard; 34 in. scale; sunburst finish; neck-through-body or bolt-on construction; inlaid mother-of-pearl Tobias T logo on headstock; two EMG J-bass active single-coil pickups, two volume and two tone controls; black adjustable bridge, tuners, and plastic knobs; Aztec calendar-inspired design woodburned on body
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