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Custom Shop: The Making of Orchid (Part 1)

Custom Shop: The Making of Orchid (Part 1)

A few months ago, a dear friend gave me an incredible gift. He hired Rick Toone, a luthier, to build a custom bass for me. Since the age of 15, I’ve been a Fender guy. I have a couple of 70’s Precisions, a more recent Jazz, and even a low-cost Fender acoustic bass guitar. So the idea of designing my...

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Custom Shop: An Interview with Oscar Prat

Custom Shop: An Interview with Oscar Prat

When we posted photos from Summer NAMM in June, there was a huge uproar over pictures that included custom extended range basses by luthier Oscar Prat. We showed an 8-string and a 12-string bass, and the debate on what qualifies as a bass was on! Since then, we’ve caught up with Prat to find out how he got his start...

Custom Shop: An Interview with Pierre Erizias

Custom Shop: An Interview with Pierre Erizias

While checking out all the booths at Summer NAMM last month, we ran into custom bass builder, Pierre Erizias. Based out of Montreal, Pierre wowed us with not only his basses, but his cool story of how he got started building. We were able to catch up with him recently to dig a little deeper and find out about his...