So, who are your influences when it comes right down to it? Who built instruments that inspired you to become a luthier? Perhaps it was John Page, when he was at the Fender Custom shop or Roger Giffin who replicated dozens of world-class guitars for the stars? Maybe it was one of our own fine TB Luthiers, or someone world class like Jens Ritter or Paul Reed Smith? Yes, they’ve ultimately inspired you to reach for the brass ring on your own builds. What basses have you played, that you had no choice - but to build a similar replica for yourself? Let's call them out and honor them here. No reason not to make shameless plugs for our favorite luthiers - as they are all likely so very deserving. Who was it for you?