Does anyone (still) play a Linc Luthier bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bob_Ross, Jul 23, 2021.

  1. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    I've long had an almost perverse fascination with Linc Luthier basses ...and yet they rarely get talked about here on TB. A quick search suggests that the last time "Linc Luthier" was in the subject line of a thread (not including the Classifieds) was 2018, and there have been only three non-Classified threads about them since 2012.

    And if I search for "Linc Luthier" in the thread bodies, half of the instances are from me!
    (Hey, I did say "an almost perverse fascination"...)

    Anyone still playing one of these instruments? Any insights, observations, opinions on them?

    I feel like I'm one RCH away from ordering one, just out of curiousity...but I'd hate to find out after the fact that there's a reason they're not particularly popular.

    Whaddya got? Thanks.
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  2. Lesfunk

    Lesfunk Bootlegger guitars : S.I.T. Strings Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    Florida USA
    I haven’t played one of those since the mid 90s, but they were pretty cool.
    That “V” neck profile was really unique
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  3. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Not heard anything bad about their quality or professionalism.
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  4. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    Out there!
    What would the percentage have to be for you to have a complete perverse fascination with them?

    Does Macca still have his?
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  5. Never heard of them until now. Interesting looking instruments, I like the look. Kind of a BC Rich vibe going on there. Looks a lot like a reversed Mockingbird actually. Would be curious about pricing.
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  6. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    Out there!
    If you have to ask... ;)
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  7. Yeah, kinda what I figured...
  8. abarson


    Nov 6, 2003
    Santa Cruz
    The body shape and construction is cool and unique, and I like the wood choices.
    I had an Ovation acoustic guitar that had a V neck profile, and for me it was a real hindrance to my playing.
  9. mikewalker

    mikewalker Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    hmmm.. is it just me, or does that headstock look more than a little like THE MOTHMAN??? :eek::eek::eek::eek:
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  10. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Columbia, MD Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    The bodies kinda look like they’re dabbing. Heh.

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  11. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
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  12. FirewalZ


    Aug 14, 2014
    S.E. Michigan
  13. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    Yeah... 1890s!
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  14. Esteban Garcia

    Esteban Garcia bassist, arranger, aelurophile, ਵਿਦਿਆਰਥੀ Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2018
    Portland, OR
    Danger Bass will not be mocked: it is fundamentally sound.

    Oh don't tempt me like that
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  15. burgerdj


    Dec 4, 2006
    Never really got into the style, but they appear to be very well made. The horizontal neck construction is innovative - reminds me of the B-type neck approach over at LowEnd Basses.
  16. OptimalOptimus


    Jan 4, 2019
    They have a very 90’s website … I would think that if they were still in the game they would update the presentation
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  17. skygzr


    Feb 23, 2015
    Southeast US
    Oh so very 90s. I expected music to start playing (that you can’t turn off). It’s not on GeoCities, but I bet the previous version was.
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  18. CryingBass

    CryingBass Sowing the Seeds of Uncertainty Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2016
    Pickups mounted directly to the body, all semi acoustic, all passive.
    Piezo with blend option. Interesting!


    Feb 10, 2016
    Michigan USA
    The site is very quaint. I hope they are still going,prices aren't stupid for such a unique instrument and i really like their approach to design.
  20. Thumpin6string

    Thumpin6string Supporting Member

    Apr 25, 2013
    Shoals Indiana
    I'd rock any of those 6 strings. Very cool looking basses and an interesting design.