Your Local Luthier Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tanner5382, Apr 15, 2017.


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  1. Tanner5382

    Tanner5382

    Sep 26, 2010
    Canton, GA
    Anybody have any basses that they've had made by a local luthier that they would like to share? I am considering selling a few basses and working with some local guys. I have two guitars by a local small Atlanta company, and they are outstanding. That company doesn't offer basses (yet), but there are some other builders around who do. I really enjoyed working with and supporting local people, and it's cool (to me, at least) to have your instruments made in your hometown or state. I encourage anybody to share pictures of their locally made basses as well as describe their experience throughout the build process. It certainly doesn't have to be a well known company or luthier. Thanks!
     
  2. kittywithabanjo

    kittywithabanjo Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2014
    Coquitlam. BC
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  3. kittywithabanjo

    kittywithabanjo Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2014
    Coquitlam. BC
    Not sure what is going on with my photos but I have 2 a Dave Reimer pro 5 PJ. And a Laurence Mollerup fretless 5. Both great basses Dave is currently building me one more Pj (alder morado, active)
     
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  4. Tanner5382

    Tanner5382

    Sep 26, 2010
    Canton, GA
    They all look very nice. Any particular favorite?
     
  5. kittywithabanjo

    kittywithabanjo Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2014
    Coquitlam. BC
    Love everything I have currently the Reimer is my main gigging bass.
     
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  6. ivlucas

    ivlucas Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    Thomasville, GA
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    I have had 4 Kudelas built, one of the best luthiers out there and local
     
  7. Tanner5382

    Tanner5382

    Sep 26, 2010
    Canton, GA
    Yeah I am about ready to get an order going with Steve, so glad to have a well respected luthier like him here in Georgia. Can't wait. Your Kudela basses are awesome.
     
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  8. I own an FBass Welcome | F Bass, Inc BN6. I'm in British Columbia and their factory is in Ontario. It's not exactly local, but they're also Canadian.

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    Separate topic: Kinal basses is in Vancouver and would be most handy to me. I don't own one yet, but I would like one someday. KINAL.COM
     
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  9. Tanner5382

    Tanner5382

    Sep 26, 2010
    Canton, GA
    That's a beautiful bass!
     
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  10. Tanner5382

    Tanner5382

    Sep 26, 2010
    Canton, GA
    Just spoke to Steve on the phone, what a gentleman and knowledgeable guy! I will be paying him a visit soon.
     
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  11. Thanks. I went for the No Pore Filler (NPF) finish, so I can still feel the wood grains.
     
  12. Tanner5382

    Tanner5382

    Sep 26, 2010
    Canton, GA
    Oh that's really cool! I have never been able to play an FBass, but that is truly beautiful and the shade of blue is really nice. Nice touch with the matching pickup covers too.
     
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  13. The pickup covers must have been a standard inclusion because I didn't add that option. I love them all the same.
     
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