Mamoa shared footage of the exchange on Instagram after Vincent Van Trigt, a Master Builder with the Fender Custom Shop, gifted the vintage-styled P-Bass to Momoa.
Without hesitation, Mamoa leaned into the bass guitar and played Red Hot Chili Peppers’ 1989 take on Stevie Wonder’s classic “Higher Ground.” Moma played a couple of the opening bars from the version found on the Chili Peppers’ fourth album, Mother’s Milk.
Although it doesn’t look like it, Momoa’s instrument is indeed a new one. The P-Bass he received shows a heavy application of the Fender Custom Shop’s Relic treatment. Before giving it to the actor, Van Trigt showed off the finished four-string axe along with the two neck options he was considering.
Check it out! Momoa is quite the talented musician!
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