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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by belair57, Feb 7, 2001.
What was the last year that Warwick hand built their basses before they switched to machines?
As far as I know, Warwick hasn't completely hand built a bass for a very long time. The bodies and necks are carved by machines but the assembly and finish work is largely done by hand. They certainly aren't assembly line instruments by any means. Remember that there is a difference between "hand crafted" and "hand made". I believe that the 1990 Thumb 4 I had said "Handcrafted in Germany" on the body cavity cover. I still own a 1998 Corvette 5 and it's a quality instrument IMHO.
I've heard that the one's with the brass nut were constructed by hand more than the one's they make today with the graphite ones which are made and put together almost completely by machines. This seems to be the only noticeable difference other than what most people say about the old, hand built one's being better.