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Bass of the Week

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: De Gier Guitars Custom Bebop

Bass of the Week: De Gier Guitars Custom Bebop

Sander De Gier shared this custom version of his Bebop model on Facebook and it stopped me in my tracks. The luthier wrote a great explanation of the bass, so we’ll let him tell it.

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Bass of the Week: Algan Guitars Custom Fretless Multiscale Bass

Bass of the Week: Algan Guitars Custom Fretless Multiscale Bass

This week we’re checking out an incredible bass by Algan Guitars. The company shared photos of their latest creation, stating “the twisted infinite fingerboard meets multiscale fretless for the first time in the world!”

Bass of the Week: 96 Art Custom Instruments Neckthrough Bass Guitar

Bass of the Week: 96 Art Custom Instruments Neckthrough Bass Guitar

Nathan Enders shared the latest creation from 96 Art Custom Instruments, which is a neck-through design four-string bass with a killer Buckeye burl top complete with matching pickup covers and knobs.

Bass of the Week: Alpher Instruments Cobia Prime V2

Bass of the Week: Alpher Instruments Cobia Prime V2

This week we’re checking out an Alpher Instruments Cobia Prime V2 that features an amazing Candy Orange finish over its one-piece roasted sugar pine body. The five-string bass also has a quartersawn roasted maple neck and fingerboard.

Bass of the Week: John Sullivan 5-String Custom

Bass of the Week: John Sullivan 5-String Custom

We previously featured a bass by John Sullivan, who built his own bass to be a versatile workhorse. Now he’s shared a killer five-string.

Bass of the Week: Valenti Basses V24-P5 #302

Bass of the Week: Valenti Basses V24-P5 #302

Valenti Basses shared their latest V24-P5, which is a five-string p-style bass with a full 24 frets. This one, which is built with an alder body, has a rocking pink finish matched to a black pickguard.

Bass of the Week: Prestige Guitars Custom Shop Phantom Bass

Bass of the Week: Prestige Guitars Custom Shop Phantom Bass

Prestige Guitars gave some extra mojo to this Custom Shop Phantom Bass. The model already takes its cues from a ’50s bass, but this particular bass’s seafoam green finish and awesome pickguard push things into the ’60s.

Bass of the Week: Elegee Custom Guitars The Enchantress

Bass of the Week: Elegee Custom Guitars The Enchantress

This week we’re taking a look at The Enchantress, which is part of the Datu Series by Elegee Custom Guitars. They shared the beauty on Facebook with a rundown of its specs.

Bass of the Week: Leones JB 541FR Rosewood

Bass of the Week: Leones JB 541FR Rosewood

Leones Guitars shared their latest JB model, and it’s a stunner. The Leones JB 541FR Rosewood is a fretless version of the bass built almost entirely with rosewood.

Bass of the Week: Meridian Guitars J-24

Bass of the Week: Meridian Guitars J-24

This week we’re checking out a Meridian Guitars J-24 with an ash body and natural finish to let the wood grain speak for itself. The five-stringer’s neck is made from maple that was cut in 1986, which is then topped with a phenolic resin fretboard.

Bass of the Week: AGH Custom Basses Sono Magna Single Cut

Bass of the Week: AGH Custom Basses Sono Magna Single Cut

This week we’re checking out a decked out Sono Magna Single Cut bass by AGH Custom Basses out of the Staffordshire Moorlands town of Leek. AGH says this bass has “the works,” and we believe it.

Bass of the Week: Karel Fošumpaur Flame 1

Bass of the Week: Karel Fošumpaur Flame 1

One of my favorite Facebook groups is “Support Small Bass Builders.” There are plenty of luthiers there that you’ve heard of, but there are also plenty you may not know. Karel Fošumpaur posted his latest 5-string there and it stopped me in my tracks.