Good 7-string (or +) Luthiers: List them!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FreaqyFrequency, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. I own none of their crafts, but some that come to mind are:

    Bill Conklin (Conklin Guitars)
    Jerzy Drozd (self-titled)
    Fred Bolton (Bee Basses)
    Adler Guitars
    Sebastien Aquilina (Aquilina Guitars)
    Ryan Welcome (Sage Guitars)
    Ergo EUB Instruments
  2. mark roberts

    mark roberts Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2004
    Lawrence, KS
    Chris Stambaugh; Stambaugh Musical Designs
  3. Fred Bolton (Bee Basses) and Chris Benavente (Benavente Guitars) are my 2 favorites (own from each)
  4. Chris Stambaugh Is a genius

    as is Bill Conklin

    Warrior makes a good seven, as do MTD and Roscoe
  5. Tiwaz


    Sep 22, 2002
  6. fullrangebass


    May 7, 2005
  7. d-basser


    Nov 20, 2005
    Alan at ACG in Scotland is onto his second 9string and Jon Shuker has built two 7s
  8. Chris Stambaugh's attention to detail, willingness to give you nearly whatever you're willing to pay(a very reasonable price)for & ability to match the customer's requests w/construction, material & electronics choices is amazing. He knocked out a fretless 7 w/a bewildering array of options, made it work flawlessly & did it at again, an unheard-of price.
  9. Ed Goode

    Ed Goode Jersey to Georgia

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    Listerud and ACG are both excellent choices. I'd also suggest FBB but be aware that his build schedule is really jammed up and he is pretty selective about accepting new commissions ....

    You might want to check out the Extended Range Bassist forum. There is a lot of information there pertaining to luthiers working on 7+ string basses ..... :cool:
  10. rob2966


    Oct 19, 2006
    Vancouver, BC
    I've seen some very cool looking Sei 7-string beasts lurking around TB.

  11. sei24bass


    Nov 28, 2006
    +1. Martin Petersen of Sei basses has made a number of very tasty 7 string basses in addition to my SEI 8 string fretless and the 9 string he is currently making for me. :)
  12. tdmorley


    Sep 30, 2004
    This won't help you, but one of the nicest 7's I've seen and heard is my bass teacher's Curbow petite 7 in wenge. A very early Greg Curow build. Awesome bass.
  13. macboy


    Jan 21, 2008
    ken smith melvin davis 7 signiture !that bass really rocks
  14. Fred Bolton's works, apart from perhaps Jerzy's, are among the finest I have ever seen.

    I think my dream bass is yours in fact, James, but perhaps in a physical form more similar to Paul Delano's signature. That is a perfect bass to me. From what I've heard of your material, your tone is not of this world.

    Any more luthiers you guys can think of?
  15. Thanks!