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Skjold Design Guitars Introduces the Greyling Bass
Basses

Skjold Design Guitars Introduces the Greyling Bass

Skjold Design Guitars has introduced a new bass model called the Greyling. Shown at the Bass Bash during the 2019 Winter NAMM Show, the bass is described as an old school four-string.

Bass of the Week: Skjold Design Drakkar
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Skjold Design Drakkar

Pete Skjold has been wowing bassists with his incredible instruments for nearly two decades. Last year he introduced a trio of new models based on his most popular body shapes, and this week we’re checking out the singlecut Drakkar bass. “The Drakkar is the modern version of the classic Whaleback,” Skjold explains on his website. “A focus on ergonomics took...

Bass of the Week: Skjold Design Guitars’ Skjoldslayer
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Skjold Design Guitars’ Skjoldslayer

This week we take a look at the Skjoldslayer by Skjold Design Guitars, which luthier Pete Skjold came up with the design as a take on one of his singlecut models. “The Skjoldslayer came about after the Damian Erskine Whaleback,” Skjold explains. “I basically made a doublecut version and that was the inspiration for it. It has become one of...

Skjold Design to Revive JP Basses This Fall
Bass Gear

Skjold Design to Revive JP Basses This Fall

Skjold Design Guitars will be reintroducing JP Basses, beginning this fall. Luthier Pete Skjold worked closely with JP proprietor Jean-Philippe Ferreira to keep the basses in the same spirit of their predecessors. As the new moniker suggests, JP Basses USA instruments will be handmade in the USA. Familiar features on the basses will include custom preamps by John East, custom...

Custom Shop: Skjold Design Guitars
Custom Shop

Custom Shop: Skjold Design Guitars

Pete Skjold had been playing bass for several years when he realized that to get what he wanted, he would have to design it himself. Eleven years after his first design, he began building full-time under the moniker Skjold Design Guitars, producing around 35 handmade basses annually. A bass enthusiast to the core, we first caught up with Skjold at...