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 featuring the Breed Forty Three by Kononykheen Guitars, which builds limited batches of all their models before discontinuing them. The Breed Forty Three mixes design elements from several classic models, from its body shape to pickup configuration.
Overwater Basses has a beautiful hollowbody carved top bass in their lineup that is absolutely stunning. The model comes in “full depth” or “thinline” versions.
This week we’re taking a look at Schecter’s take on a thin hollow body. The Corsair comes in black or gold colors with cream multi-ply binding to drive home the old-school vibe.
Andrew Drake of Drake Custom Basses shared one of his latest builds, a stunning semi-hollow bass with lots of cool features.
This week we’re checking out a cool bass by Lowe Custom Guitars that combines two of luthier Brad Lowe’s designs. Its cool shapes are matched by a shocking greenburst finish over its roasted ash body.
Gorillaz bassist Seye Adelekan recently teamed up with Baum Guitars to unveil the Thunder Bass. While the bass will be available as a model in their lineup, this week, we’re featuring his custom pink axe.
We have featured a lot of unique and interesting basses over the eleven years since we started this column, but this extended range bass will certainly go down as one of the most amazing.
This week, we’re checking out a stunning Falcon II Fretless five-string by Barlow Guitars. Luthier Ricky Barlow shared the new build with all the specs.
Faray Guitars recently shared their latest completed instrument called the LB-5. Handcrafted in Indonesia, the multi-scale five-string bass is built with a chambered ash body in a striking black and white finish.
Warwick’s Jonas Hellborg Signature model is a stunner, and this recently completed example is no exception. The Custom Shop bass’s body was built entirely from solid AAA flamed maple with a flamed maple neck to match.
This week we’re taking a look at a less-than-traditional design with this Egilegor Basses Bidai, with its wide 7-string neck headless multi-scale design.
Vuorensaku Guitars recently unveiled one of their latest creations they call the “Sator Bass”. As part of their T. Family instruments, the groovy new axe was built for Heikki Kiviaho from Sator.