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Elegee Custom basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by roger_alcantara, Mar 3, 2007.

  1. i was asked by Jon dela Cruz of Elegee custom guitars, a local luthier here in the philippines. to do the photoshoot for his custom work... here's what i've shot so far...

    the Vic Narciso 5 string single cut custom...





    this is my favorite... we call it the tree of life... 4 string custom of AC





    AC's custom 6 string... still a work in progress


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  2. Deja vu. ;)

  3. hey man. :) ehehehe... im doin great. :) vic's here too by the way. :)
  4. That second one is really pretty! That's an interesting shape on the first. How well does it balance?
  5. both basses balances quite well. :) i didn't notice any neck dive. :)
  6. ehque


    Jan 8, 2006
    um. i dont like the aesthetic of the basses. they look out of shape, like they were designed without the help of a computer or without checking symmetry, and carved out by hand.

    i mean, his skills look quite impressive, but the basses look weird, to me.
  7. Readymade


    Mar 1, 2007
    and elricks/ritters/benaventes/etc. don't? to me, these look like high-end pieces of wood that you never really get an idea of till you're playing it.
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  8. elegee custom 6 string...


  9. mikoespanol


    Aug 20, 2005
    Southern CA
    Great pics Roger! I have to check out these basses when I go home one day.
  10. spc


    Apr 10, 2004
    South of Boston
  11. T-MOST


    Dec 10, 2004
    NJ via NYC
    I don't know how they sound but, I don't care for the looks at all.
  12. Man that tree of live is very pretty.
  13. Those are some neat basses. I also like the second one the most.
  14. andrewd


    Sep 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    looks like a cross between a Carvin and an older Anthony Jackson Fodera.
  15. new Elegee custom jazz bass... ash body... maple board... custom pickups... passive electronics...


  16. Not to be rude, but that screwed-down string retainer and the nut scream hack to me. Just spoils any appeal the bass might have, which otherwise is very little, too. :(
  17. here's a vid of an Elegee 5 string passive jazz bass. :)

  18. At least a couple of the world's most famous & well-loved pieces were done *w/o the help of a computer* & *by hand*.
    I applaud anyone who can finish a completely-from-scratch; if I don't like the aesthetics but it looks for the most part functional, what does that matter? If anyone can do better, well, actions speak louder than words. ;)
  19. Lo end PUNCH

    Lo end PUNCH

    Jan 28, 2005
    Website Link doesn't work.
  20. oops sorry the website is currently inactive. :)

    his work has greatly improved by the way, i'll try to get some more images of his newer works. good bass guitars are hard to come by here in the philippines, so it's really cool that someone is making custom basses here. :)