It means I am using different kinds of wood to obtain the colours requested by my customers. There is a wide variety of colours available.
Unfortunately, green and blue do not exist in nature.
I don't varnish my instruments, I use Danish oil which is mainly a mix of linseed and tung oil. It protects well, does not greatly alter the natural color of the wood nor expose the natural texture of wood and repairs are invisible.
The only drawback of danish oil is the need to apply a fresh layer every year.
Well it depends on what you would like. You get what you pay for obviously. But to give you an idea, here is a brief price list for basic models:
|4 strings 32" to 36" scale||2050$|
|5 strings 35" or 36" scale||2250$|
|6 strings 35" or 36" scale||2450$|
* all prices in Canadian dollars
It is a bass with less fancy wood pattern, but with still the same level of quality.
Made of three pieces with thin separators. Choices of wood are: sugar maple, black walnut, mahogany, white ash or bubinga.
The thin stripes can by almost anything, just ask.
Made of quarter sawn hard maple in two or three pieces depending on which model is chosen.
Choices of fingerboard are: macassar ebony, maple, morado or rosewood.
Hipshot ultralite tuners and bridge, single EMG passive pickup, all in black.
Of course I do! No one has ever ordered a basic bass from me. All the instruments shown in the work section of this site were made to customer specifications.
Feel free to write to me if you have a crazy idea.
Again, it depends on what you asked for. Usually, within 6 months an instrument is completed.
Yes, I can. So far, I have made basses for people in France, England, Spain, United States and even South Korea. But you must understand shipping costs and import taxes will be high. Ask your local customs agency to know more what to expect.
Hold on there! I work alone in my workshop, it is a passion, not a full time job. I build one instrument at a time, sometimes two. I have a waiting list of orders.
So please, be patient, you turn will come.
When I'm close to the last steps of a previous instrument, I contact the next customer in my waiting list.
We define all the details of the future bass and it helps defining the price tag.
I start working your a bass when I receive the first down payment. I accept two or three payments.
I order parts and the wood needed. I leave the wood in my workshop for at least a week before working on it.
Each time I work on an instrument, I try to take pictures of the work done, that way you know how the bass is coming along.
I honestly try to avoid changing plans while making a bass. Materials have been purchased for the bass to your specification.
Changing details, if not too late, will involve additionnal costs.
When I receive the final payment, I will pack the bass for delivery. I prefer overnight shipping method to reduce any risk of damage made by low grade carriers or customs agents.
Shipping costs will be calculated the moment the bass is ready to go, as carriers change their prices every week.
My packing technique is simple and efficient:
This bass is made of wood. Wood changes depending on the humidity level and temperature of its environnement.
I adjust my instruments in my controlled environment. Your home might be different and wood reacts.
Minor adjustments to the truss rod nut might be needed. It is normal.
The warranty is valid 1 year starting on delivery date.
Any manufacturing problems with tuners, bridge, pickups and electronics parts. Any split in the wood not caused by an impact will be covered within the first year only
Any damage caused by an impact are not covered. If the headstock, neck, scrolls or any parts of the instrument breaks apart, is not covered. It's either bad luck or you are not respecting my work.
Here are a couple of tips to help you appreciate your bass for a long time: