We first met luthier Pierre Erizias at the 2010 Summer NAMM Show in Nashville. I was so floored by his basses and his story that it led us to create our Custom Shop series of interviews with bass builders.
Recently, he sent me a photo of one of his latest single cut basses, and I had to find out more. The 6-string bass is a set neck design that centers around a white ash neck. On top of that is a gorgeous 30-year old two-tone Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard with glow in the dark side dots. It has a smaller 33″ scale and 24 frets with a zero fret, TransNut, and a transparent ramp. The top is a bookmatched Buckeye Burl with a matching headstock cap. Its body is walnut with an alder center block, mahogany end cap, and blackwood accent veneer.
Erizias loaded the bass with Nordstrand dual coil pickups and a custom Erizias 3-band preamp with active and passive modes. Hardware includes custom ebony knobs, a matching walnut magnetic backplate, a Hipshot A-style bridge, locking Sperzel tuners, and Dunlop straplocks.
Erizias 6-string Single Cut Bass Photos:
Erizias 6-string Single Cut Bass Specs:
|Body:||Walnut with Alder Center Block, Mahogany End, Blackwood Accent Veneer|
|Top:||Book Matched Buckeye Burl|
|Fingerboard:||Two-Tone Brazilian Rosewood|
|Inlays:||Glow in the Dark Side Dots|
|Frets:||24, with Zero Fret|
|Pickups:||Nordstrand Dual Coil w/Coil Switch|
|Electronics:||Erizias 3 Band Preamp With Passive Tone, Active-Passive Switch|
|Controls:||Erizias Custom Ebony Wood Knobs|
|Finish:||UV Cured Matte Finish|
|Bridge:||Hipshot A-Style 18mm|
|Tuners:||Black Locking Sperzel|
For more, check out the Erizias Basses website.