EST Basses? (weird headstock)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Groovybanana, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. Anyone ever heard of EST basses? I did a quick search and couldn't find anything.

    There's one in my local craigslist and it's pretty cool looking


    The headstock is very... different.



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  2. Gilmourisgod


    Jun 23, 2014
    Cape Cod MA
    Weird string break angle off the nut, it looks cool, but maybe sacrificing a little utility for looks?
  3. mel0dic.bassist


    Jul 9, 2014
    I actually, really, really like everything about this bass, even the headstock.

    I'd also be worried about the break-angle, but if it stays in tune and intonates, who cares? (Imo)

    Kinda has a modern scroll feel to it.
  4. walldaja


    Apr 27, 2011
    Very unusual looking bass. Plus, if you're ever in a canoe and lose your paddle you can use it. Can't complain about the break angle being too shallow. Tell us how it plays when you get it...
  5. daveman50

    daveman50 Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2007
    Albany NY
    The "swoop" in the body looks vaguely influenced by the Mouradian bass (Chris Squire).
  6. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    New England
    The tuning keys are the design used in upright basses.
  7. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    i really like it! it's unique. can you play it before purchasing? and: do you know the cost?
  8. A pawn shop is selling it, per the link in the first post, they are asking $299 for it. I don't plan on purchasing it, I was just curious if anyone knew anything about the brand.

    The only other mention of the brand I've been able to find online is here Korean Guitar page (Guitarsite) both people seem to like theirs.