Williamscot Basses Launches with Gagliano, Panormo and Da Salo Models

Williamscot Gagliano, Panormo and Da Salo BassesThe 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
Bridge:Hipshot Individual
Nut:Mammoth Ivory

For more information:
Williamscot Basses

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  1. Terrific looking bass and sounds great ,wish I could afford it and if I every win the lottery it will be mine. I sure like the natural wood look .

    • Zombie from walking dead.

      mark, go working to buy one of those basses.

      • Zombie there in lay the problem , no one will hire me with a pre-existing condition.
        So I sit in a boring toll booth 4 hours a day, collecting tolls , that wont buy me this particular bass. But playing the Texas Lotto twice a week , I just might get lucky , you just never know, I’ve had similar things happen to me in the past.
        Thank you,

  2. Filippo

    Mammoth Ivory? Is it legal?

  3. Sean

    Hmm. I dunno, I’m not really sold. Building a double bass is incredibly difficult and noble, but I don’t see how they’re translating that expertise to electric bass. “Following the lines” is fine and all, but it doesn’t translate into any kind of tonal benefits. This looks and sounds like so many other “boutique” basses, heavily indebted to Carl Thompson, Jens Ritter, and even Fodera, although that could be chalked up to YouTube’s compression and the general similarities in playing style in the demos.
    Still, I wish these blokes the best. They’re obviously competent builders. They just need something that sets them apart in a (rapidly) growing market.