This week we’re checking out an amazing RetroMod 4 from Kohlman Bassworks. This particular bass was built by luthier Chris Kohlman for bassist Mike Gardner and features an intricate matching top and fingerboard.
I got to catch bassist Remco Hendrix playing a the Duvoisin booth at NAMM, and it led me to check out more of the company’s instruments. This week we’re looking at their Fat Standard Bass “Satin Prince of Olivewood,” which was part of a limited run of instruments featuring olive tops.
If you’re a fan of the game League of Legends, you may be familiar with Pentakill Yorick, the undead heavy metal band member that wields a bass to fight his enemies. Luthier Yvan Monfette was inspired to create Yorick’s weapon in real life, complete with a sharp looking body and skull headstock.
Luthier Scott French combined his SF2 and SF3 models to create the SF4, featuring a singlecut body with a deep cutaway for reaching the highest notes. This particular SF4, which he built for Ian Hill, is a great example of the design with gorgeous woods to accent its features.
This week we’re checking out a cool retro-fied model from Ferner Fine Instruments called the Aviator Bass. Its unique body shape pays homage to “catalog guitars of the ’60s,” such as Danelectro, Teisco, Greco, Kay, Silvertone, and others.
Seeing a “violin” bass is fairly common, but Byron Isaacs decided to go a different direction and dreamed up a bass mixed with a mandolin. He approached luthier Harvey Citron to make it a reality. The result: the Byron "F" Style Bass.
Doner Designs always comes up with awesome basses for a good cause, and it looks like this one will need an amp rated at 1.21 gigawatts. The “Time Machine” was inspired by the “Back to the Future” movies and benefits the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
Artist Torsten Russ used this Franz Bassguitars Wega 5 as his canvas as part of the company's Art Line. This bass, called the "Behind the Scene", features hand-painted designs and 18-carat gold leaf.
Fifty-two times a year, Kevin publishes our “Bass of the Week” column, featuring “low-end instruments ranging from beautiful to bizarre.” It is always a reader favorite each week, and we’re thrilled to share your top 10 favorites of 2018.
JanAid Guitars crafts beautiful basses that sound as gorgeous as they look. That includes this instrument called The Evergreen, which was built for Victor Wooten’s Wooten Woods Camp.