The old adage is true: so many basses, so little time. That’s why we’re bringing you the “Bass of the Week,” a column featuring low-end instruments ranging from beautiful to bizarre. Have a bass you think we should feature? Drop us a note at [email protected]
Bass of the Week
Bass of the Week: Gaetano Costanzo “Left Hand” Lolly
This week we’re checking out a cool Lolly bass built by Gaetano Costanzo. We’ve featured one of his works before with some amazing woodworking, and this one is no different.
Bass of the Week: Iozzo Guitars Lambda IV
Agustin Iozzo is a guitar and bass builder based in Argentina that makes some amazing looking instruments. This Lambda IV in particular caught my eye on the Iozzo Guitars Instagram page, so I had to find out more.
Bass of the Week: Wahlbrink Ray Bass
We’ve featured a few Wahlbrink instruments before, and they’ve typically feature bodies with dramatic features. This week we’re checking out a custom bass that shows they can nail the traditional styles, too.
Bass of the Week: Hamor Guitars Lobster
This week, we’re checking out the Lobster bass from Greece’s Hamor Guitars. The model is their take on a modern design double-cut.
Bass of the Week: RIM Custom Guitars Marseer Swallowtail 5
This week we’re checking out a custom bass built by Robbie McDade of RIM Custom Guitars. This Marseer Swallowtail 5 was crafted with neck-through construction, complete with an ash and wenge neck with sycamore body wings.
Bass of the Week: Shuker Custom Series 2
This Shuker Custom four-string Series 2 Bass has a lot going on. The first thing that catches your eye is its rusted airbrush finish, which has a matte top coat. Then you’re drawn to the hole in the body that acts as a grip.
Bass of the Week: Swan Custom Basses Omicron Brutus “Concept”
This week we’re checking out a beautiful bass that Swan Custom Basses brought to the 2023 NAMM Show. The Swan Omicron Brutus “Concept” has a singlecut body design with a cutout where you’d normally find controls.
Bass of the Week: Gildaxe Juniper
Geo Kitta has shared the Gildaxe Juniper, a 32-inch scale bass that is all custom designed and built. The bass oozes with vintage vibes as it takes its cues from the ’60s Italian Meazzi Hollywood Jupiter.
Bass of the Week: Neal Heppleston Solo Model
This week we’re checking out a gorgeous new double bass from Neal Heppleston called the Solo Model. Based in West Yorkshire, the luthier created the specs to benefit solo bass playing, hence the name.
Bass of the Week: Seldon Guitars Scout 434
Chris Seldon’s bass designs are always so striking. This week we’re checking out his Scout 434 model, which he says was designed to be a “straightforward yet well-appointed workhorse.”
Bass of the Week: StoryWood Music SWB-1 Custom Offset Fretless Bass
This week we’re checking out another incredible build by StoryWood Music. The company specializes in using amazing reclaimed and salvaged wood. Their SWB-1 Custom Offset Fretless Bass has an amazing story.
Bass of the Week: John Jowitt’s Bogart Bass Sport IV
Bassist and pillar of the prog rock community John Jowitt wrote in to share his new Bogart bass, and we’re sure glad he did. This Sport IV model marks his seventh bass since meeting luthier Stefan Hess in 1996.