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Not a Wechter...what is it?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by anonymous122511, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. anonymous122511

    anonymous122511 Guest

    Dec 28, 2010
    This bass is played by the great Irish bassist and educator Ronan Guilfoyle. The double cutaway is reminiscent of Abraham Wechter's instruments but the horns are sharper and the headstock isn't like anything I've ever seen of his....logo on the headstock isn't close to Wechter's either. Anyone know who built this?
  2. anonymous122511

    anonymous122511 Guest

    Dec 28, 2010
    Doh! He'd probably even tell me what strings he's using...:rollno:
  3. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    I'm not familiar with the bassist, but the name on the headstock looks like "Fylde", i.e. Fylde Guitars, a UK acoustic builder. They make the Magician acoustic bass, which looks a little different from that, but they also do lots of custom instruments...
  4. That's a really beautiful instrument!
  5. anonymous122511

    anonymous122511 Guest

    Dec 28, 2010
    Just heard back From Ronan and it was made by Irish luthier Paul Doyle.
  6. wingmanborge


    Apr 12, 2012
    Did you ask about the strings? Amazing player and the tone he gets with that bass and one to want.
  7. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    Just so you know, this thread is a year and a half old and the OP is gone.
  8. wingmanborge


    Apr 12, 2012
    I know its old - didn't know about the OP - just wondering.