Looking for custom bass builder

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ZachisSuperCool, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. ZachisSuperCool

    ZachisSuperCool Guest

    Oct 15, 2008
    Mt. Vernon, Texas
    Anyone know of a luthier that would do a four string active jazz style bass with a 5A quilted maple top and alder body, hipshot ultralite tuners and A style bridge, bolt-on jazz style maple neck, Aguilar obp-3, and SD qps for $1500 or less?

    I know it's a very specific/weird question, but if anyone knows of any luthiers who could do this I would really appreciate the info.
  2. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Columbia, MD Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Good luck on that one. Just add up the parts needed for that bass.
  3. Zombbg4


    Jul 15, 2008
    If you were willing to go with a neck-through you could get a Dave Pushic custom for 1500 or possibly less. He doesn't have the best reputation but it seems like he's putting out quality stuff now.
  4. I don't know about $1500 but Nino Valenti could do something like that for a little over $2000. You may find something in the classifieds or on his website. www.valentibasses.com
  5. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Columbia, MD Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    +1 on Nino. You won't get it for $1500, but you'll get quality at a very reasonable price. I think that if you do get someone to do it for $1500, you'll get something that sacrifices quality.
  6. Yep, and Nino never sacrifices quality. He's very detail oriented.
  7. MaddAnthony_59

    MaddAnthony_59 Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2006
    Columbus, IN
    I Channel Surf During Commercials. (Drives my Wife CRAZY!!!)
    Try www.wishbass.com You'll need to start with one of their "Non-Traditional" standard models, which are all neck-through, but you could have everything else for way under $1500.
  8. fullrangebass


    May 7, 2005
    The only way around this, that I can think of, is to buy the components (from a reputable source(s)) and have a luthier put it together for you. Construction and set up is at least half the bass IMHO
  9. no-logic

    no-logic Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2004
    Suburban Brewtown
  10. Bassist01545


    Jun 30, 2006
    TRy Michael Dolan in Santa Rosa, Ca-he's an absolute genius with hid woodworking and a great guy to deal with
  11. Might be able to watch the classifieds and get something close, but the price really limits choices.
  12. rockosocko

    rockosocko Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2008
    Check out Stambaugh guitars. His base price fo a four string bolt on is $1600.00, but it's well worth the extra money. Another option for you is to put it together yourself. Check out Warmoth's webpage for the neck and woods and Best Bass Gear for the hardware. It's not difficult to do it yourself and the project should cost you less than $1000.00