The double bass and electric bass are two quite different instruments, but bass builders Thomas and George Martin are bringing their 30 plus years of double bass making into a new electric bass company called Williamscot. The company, which was launched in January, builds each bass by hand in the UK without the use of CNC machines or PIN routers.
“Combining all the heritage and knowledge from the double bass industry and creating beautiful, individually designed and crafted bass guitars with each bass guitar being one hundred percent handmade in Williamscot, Oxfordshire,” their website states.
Williamscot currently has three bass designs, each named after a historic luthier. The Gagliano features an offset body with a scroll on its upper horn, where the Panormo features a narrower body and longer horns. The Da Salo is a striking singlecut with elegant curves. All three models are made to order and can be created with a plethora of options, but a few standard features include a flamed maple neck with carbon fiber reinforcements, a John East Uni preamp, Nordstrand or Bartolini pickups, Hipshot individual bridge pieces, and Schaller tuners.
Check out these demo videos of each model:
The Williamscot Panormo, Gagliano, and Da Salo basses are available for order now starting at approximately $4,472 with a current build time of around four months.
Williamscot Gagliano, Panormo and Da Salo Standard Bass Photos:
Williamscot Gagliano, Panormo and Da Salo Standard Bass Details:
|Construction:||Bolt-on or Neck-Thru|
|Body:||Choice of Woods|
|Top:||Choice of Woods|
|Neck:||Flamed Maple with Carbon Fiber Reinforcement|
|Fretboard:||Choice of Woods|
|Position Markers:||Mother of Pearl|
|Pickups:||Nordstrand or Bartolini|
|Electronics:||John East Uni Preamp|
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