Oscar has capability, passion and soul to reach very top of bass builder status, at least based on positive reactions of people who visited his booth on NAMM. Stellar craftmanship, meticulous choice of woods and mission to reach perfection, while being open toward novelties are some of genuine qualities of rising star luthier Oscar Fernandes spiritus movens behind Prat Basses.
Number one priority are hand in hand- sound and playability, followed by sense of aesthetic and not overcomplicated beauty of design.
Prat Model I is on more traditional side of what Oscar produces. Comparing with other basses that I continuously play for many years (Sadowsky, Ken Smith, Status, Wal), I can say that Prat is definitely on par with any of them and with potential to go beyond.
For us as
bass players it is one more great opportunity to fulfill our dreams.
Disclaimer: I'm not endorser or even owner of Prat bass (yet).
I hope soon to load much better pics and some recorded tracks.