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Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by escrime99, Jan 11, 2019.
Question: who makes basses today in America? There is Upton, but who else?
Engelhardt comes to mind.
Many USA luthiers and shops make handmade basses.
Nick Lloyd, Arnold Snitzer, Jeff Bollbach, Luciano Golia (since he's in Michigan does that mean these are now American basses, not Italian basses), Jed Kriegel, Wil daSola, just off the top of my head.
Cole Guy, Seth Kimmel,Trevor Davis and Daniel Hachez seem to build extraordinary basses too in the US just off the top of my head
Daniel Hachez, Evan Davenport, Trevor Davis, Guy Cole, Chris Savino, Chris Threllkeld are the top dogs. Then there is Lloyd, Schnitzer, Golia, McIntosh, Mayne and a handful others.
The shop basses from the Cincy Bass Cellar are also great.
I'll also add Keiran O'Hara, Andrew Hassel, Joey Naeger. Also probably still more that haven't been mentioned yet.
This is great!
If you want to consider North America, the Canadians include: Mario Lamarre, James Hamm, Kai Arvi, Donald Gorman, Gerard Samija, and no doubt a few others. I will join the list one of these years!
Yes! Canada should definitely be included. Thank you.
I played a Joey Naeger bass at Gage’s a few years back that was simply fantastic. Same with a Nick Lloyd bass.
Also, Hannah Mayne. Got to play one of her basses at Gage’s while bass shopping, and had it not been slightly out of my range...
Aaron Reilly also!
A lot of them are in the flyover state of New Mexico - Hannah Mayne is one of them. Roberston's has very old basses and new ones as well. Pedersen et al are in house luthiers.