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Luthiers With Inventory

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FL Knifemaker, Apr 18, 2009.


  1. I'm considering the purchase of a nice 5er. I've checked around all the usual sites. Does anyone know of any custom builders with something in stock??
    I know Bud LeCompte has two listed but I'd like some others to consider :ninja:

    I also keep an eye on the Sadowsky site.

    I don't have the patience to wait for a custom build :confused:
     
  2. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Its hit-or-miss; you'll just have to ask around. Some builders will craft an "off the shelf" model while doing a round of custom orders. I bought my first Cliff Bordwell like that. Of course, I had no choice re: custom options but I was very pleased, nonetheless.

    Riis
     
  3. Something like that would work :)
     
  4. TrooperFarva

    TrooperFarva

    Nov 25, 2004
    New City, NY
    Wouldn't you be better off seeking out a used 5er then?
     
  5. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    what about atlanta bass gallery, bass central etc...
    With a few customs in stock.
     
  6. broadblik

    broadblik

    Aug 10, 2008
    Sheffield, UK
    Low End?
     
  7. Maybe. Better off?? :eyebrow: Why?? Just weighing out all my options :confused:
     
  8. As I mentioned in the first post, I've checked out all the usual places ;)
     
  9. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Price, if nothing else.

    Riis
     
  10. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    OH/WV
    The TB Classifieds always have a few nice basses, FL.

    I just saw a Fodera, Sadowsy, and Acacia.
     
  11. I think Nino Valenti has a few in stock right now.
     
  12. OK, OK................... Thanks :confused: :rollno:

    My goal with this thread was to see if any Luthiers might have something interesting in stock.

    So far I have two good leads via PM which is much appreciated.
     
  13. Thanks!! Heading off to visit Nino's site right now. :)
     
  14. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    OH/WV
    Yep, Nino has a few amazing 5'ers on the sight.
     
  15. PSPookie

    PSPookie

    Aug 13, 2006
    Ocoee, TN
    As the current owner of the aforementioned bass, I can tell you that this is, indeed, not a bad way to go.
     
  16. pointbass

    pointbass Jersey to Georgia Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    Endorsing Artist: FBB Bass Works
    FBB has two currently, one fretted and one lined fretless ... :cool:
     

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  17. This one is interesting :ninja:

    p105-front.
     
  18. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
  19. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    Very good call. Dan always has some wonderful instruments in stock that you don't see very often. I got to play the 5 string Ristola with the Myrtlewood top before it was shipped to Dan. For me it was a perfect bass through and through. It was a really special bass indeed.
     
  20. CapnSev

    CapnSev

    Aug 19, 2006
    Coeur d'Alene
    That maple board one has me seriously tempted. It looks like the perfect Stingray-killer that I want. Have you played this particular style before?
     

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