"Z" 5-string Fretless, Ebonol Fingerboard, Natural Gloss Finish. The MTD Z series of basses were created for a discerning player looking for the clarity, feel and response found only in a handmade, boutique style bass. The Z basses incorporate many of the superior design elements found on MTD’s revered American series instruments - but at a truly affordable price. Carefully constructed using a high quality Mahogany core and beautifully adorned with a Burled Maple top, the Z basses marry beauty with unparallel performance. Designed by master luthier Michael Tobias, the MTD Kingston Series of instruments offer enhanced playability, exceptional tone, and superior construction at a price fit for any musician. Michael has trained a team of luthiers in the fine art of building an MTD bass and the results are nothing short of his lifelong goal: creating an affordable instrument that has the look, feel, and soul of his revered American basses. The MTD Kingston Series of Instruments are carefully constructed to Michael's exacting specifications.