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Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by bassmastan, Jan 9, 2012.
Can someone give me some incite on
Them, are they good? Where are they made?
Christopher string instruments
Though nice looking, I've always found them to be somewhat heavy and unresponsive. Your results may vary.
One of my students had a hybrid with busetto corners. As I recall it sounded huge strung with spiros.
It might be dangerous to invite "incite" around here. You'd do better with "insight."
Haha, sorry. I have a habit of writing homonyms when I'm typing on my phone. I'm looking at the student model with the busetto corners. And maybe a 7/8ths size, I want to upgrade from my mistake palitino (they sent me the model up from the one I ordered). Are they chinese made or european made? I can't find info on them. Anyone play a christopher?
They are Chinese made. Do a search, they are well discussed here.
I have a 401T (carved, Gamba flatback), strung with EP-weich. While I love it to bits, I have very little to compare it to -- a friend's 5-series roundback Christopher, a Stentor carved, an older German carved and a bunch of no-name (but by no means terrible) Chinese basses. With the exception of my friend's bass, it is better built, has a beautiful pizz tone and projects well. I find it a little harder to hear while playing it than I do the roundback Chrissy.
We're not spoiled for choice over here -- there are no Shens or any of the European factory brands available, for example. They are Chinese made, as Eric notes, but the company is American owned (mine is labelled "Chicago") I believe, and they take responsibility for the quality control.
They are imported here (US) by Concord, a Chicago company. I believe they own the brand.