Atlansia/Armen Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Brad Maestas, Nov 22, 2005.

  1. Brad Maestas

    Brad Maestas Sono est omnia Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2003
    Petaluma, CA, USA
    I wanted to know if anyone has any experience with either of these luthiers. Nobuaki Hiyashi makes Atlansia instruments and Armen Blbulian makes Armen instruments. I figured I would lump these two together, both being relatively obscure luthiers.

    I got a chance to play an Atlansia Stealth 4 string at Rudy's. It was all ash and had a rosewood FB. The neck felt great but I wasn't thrilled about the electronics. For some reason I felt it sounded a little thin. Well, I've been scoping these guys for some time and wanted to know more. Anyone?


    Here are some Atlansia pics

  2. lamborghini98

    lamborghini98 The Aristocrats

    May 1, 2005
    NYC; Portland, OR
    Theres one of those at Rudy's? I wanna check that out!
  3. tubster


    Feb 5, 2003
    Southwest Spain
    The Atlantsias are so wonderfully dangerous in their designs. How they play I don't know but I like to see someone doing something REALLY different.
  4. That's exactly how I feel too. I love those wild and crazy designs and they're really appealing too :)