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]
This week, we’re checking out the Z Bass Guitar EV2 Custom Exotic Woodpecker. The bass is built with a Marupá body marked with Ambrosia Beetle holes, giving an organic and unique look.
I love it when readers share their basses with us. Jonathan Chase sent us the details of his new axe from luthier Chris Stambaugh, and it’s a real beauty.
This week, we’re checking out a beautiful Heirloom model bass from New York’s JClef Basses. Billed as their most exclusive bass build yet, this bass celebrates the company’s fifth anniversary.
Ray Ramirez is renowned for his take on the Baby Bass, but this week, we’re checking out an incredible custom build bass he made for Tony Senatore.
Blake Burley of Burls Art states on his website that all of his instruments begin as an idea, “with some ideas being more daring than others.” This week we’re checking out a super cool build called the Burst 5-string bass.
This week we’re checking out one of the new collaborations between Spector Basses and Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center. The two companies teamed up for a line of one-of-a-kind NS-2 models featuring special graffiti artwork by airbrush artist Dan Lawrence that celebrates New York City.
Rob van den Broek of Brooks has shared another killer mashup design he calls the EB-TB-IV. Built for Swedish bassist Roger Hedin, the axe blends two vintage basses for a fresh instrument.
Our “Bass of the Week” series debuted in 2011 and has always been popular. Kevin’s goal since the beginning was to feature “low-end instruments ranging from beautiful to bizarre.” Here are the top 10 reader-favorite BoTW’s for 2023.
I’ve always been fascinated by the old lucite basses from the ’70s, so when Serek Basses unveiled a trio of lucite instruments, my interest was piqued. Here’s the Lucite Lincoln.
BL Design shared one of their recent builds and it stopped me in my tracks. This Caracal 5 is a five-string bass with a 35-inch scale and an incredible crotch walnut top.
This week we’re checking out the Orfeo H5 from Indonesia’s Odieng. The headless bass has a jaw-dropping top made from Grupel Burl, which comes from a tree native to Indonesia.
This week we’re checking out another beautiful instrument by Monkey Bassness. Bass No. 22 has a gorgeous “Red Dragon Blood” dye on its body.