Obscure bass - Linc Luthier

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by basstrader, Jul 1, 2003.

  1. basstrader

    basstrader Guest

    Oct 22, 2002
    Maple Grove, MN
    Has anyone out there had any experience with these basses? I'd like to hear any comments, since it's my latest G.A.S. (pass the tums)

    Linc Luthier basses

    He has some interesting ideas, and a shape that probably won't appeal to the masses, but they sure are pretty!

    Stay Low,

  2. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    There's actually a Linc Luthier dealer here in Omaha (imagine that!) and I've played one or two of them briefly. The shape's not really my thing, but they used some beautiful woods and seemed very well made. The semi-hollow body was not really all that "acoustic" sounding, but the ones I saw had fairly heavy lacquer finishes. His approach to neck construction was pretty unique, though I've seen others use horizontal laminations more recently.

  3. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    I've played a few, but not recently.

    Like Mike said, the body is something you either like, or you don't. It'll certainly never be accused of being derivative of anything else.

    The necks I played were the most drastically V shaped necks I've ever played. It worked great as a 4 string, but I've not played anything with more than 4.

    Mike also mentioned the finish--it is, indeed, very thick.

    Nice basses, but not really my thing. If you like them, they are certainly well made.