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Bass of the Week: Bergfels Guitars John-Eric Signature Custom Bass

Bass of the Week: Bergfels Guitars John-Eric Signature Custom Bass

Bergfels Guitars, founded by builder Stefan Kirchner, recently completed a custom bass for bassist John-Eric. At first glance, it seems fairly traditional, but further inspection reveals tons of modern features.

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Bass of the Week: Frederiek de Vette Vintage-Style Bass

Bass of the Week: Frederiek de Vette Vintage-Style Bass

We recently shared the modern half of Frederiek de Vette’s “new school versus old school” two-bass build. Now we’re taking a look at the more traditional instrument.

Bass of the Week: Jens Ritter Instruments Princess Isabella Concept Bass

Bass of the Week: Jens Ritter Instruments Princess Isabella Concept Bass

Here’s a new bass from Jens Ritter Instruments created with Ish Guitars. The Princess Isabella Concept bass brings together Ritter’s Princess Isabella body with the “Concept” design, which streamlines it for a minimalist look.

Bass of the Week: Kelvin Daly Musical Instruments 7-String Subcontra Bass

Bass of the Week: Kelvin Daly Musical Instruments 7-String Subcontra Bass

Kelvin Daly has been building instruments since 1992, always with an artistic bent. This week we’re featuring a gut-rumbling bass Daly custom-designed for a player. The 7-string Subcontra Bass has an enormous 38-inch scale.

Bass of the Week: Gamma Bass Guitars “Starburst”

Bass of the Week: Gamma Bass Guitars “Starburst”

This week we’re checking out a cool custom bass from Gamma Bass Guitars called the “Starburst.” The one-of-a-kind bass features hand-painted artwork by Julie Rosenberg, who says she has “always been drawn to bold color and geometric style design.”

Bass of the Week: Paul Belgrado String Instruments NaNo Bass

Bass of the Week: Paul Belgrado String Instruments NaNo Bass

The Guitar Summit in Mannheim took place last month and showcased loads of new instruments from luthiers around the world. Paul Belgrado was on hand with a trio of basses including his new model called the NaNo, which fuses several classic styles.

Bass of the Week: KB Guitars Magical Root Bass

Bass of the Week: KB Guitars Magical Root Bass

Ken Bebensee is known for building unique designs inspired by the works of Stradivarius and D’Aquisto, but he also takes his cues from nature. This week we’re checking out an instrument that he literally took from nature called the Magical Root Bass.

Bass of the Week: Warwick Custom Shop Masterbuilt Corvette NT 9-String

Bass of the Week: Warwick Custom Shop Masterbuilt Corvette NT 9-String

Warwick is known for their use of Bubinga in their instruments. This week we’re checking out a bass that uses a larger canvas to show off the beautifully figured wood. Not only is the body larger, but the headstock is also larger, too.

Bass of the Week: K. Butler Guitars Mod Shop Edition Bass

Bass of the Week: K. Butler Guitars Mod Shop Edition Bass

This week we’re checking out a Mod Shop Edition bass from K. Butler Guitars. The eye-catching bass has a basswood body finished in Sea Blu with a striking tiger stripe pickguard. Butler says the bass has a great sound, too.

Bass of the Week: Eisenberg Instruments Highboy Bass

Bass of the Week: Eisenberg Instruments Highboy Bass

Steve Eisenberg is a luthier based in Phoenix, Arizona who uses all of his specialties to create unique and functional basses. This week we’re checking out the Highboy, which has two extended horns for balancing whether you sit or stand.