Category Archives: Custom Bass`s From Different Builders

Roscoe 5 string custom bass

Roscoe 5 string custom bass

Selling my MINT condition Roscoe 5 string bass because I am going back to playing fretless 5 strings. I have had 6 Rosceos over the years and this is outstanding. You wont be let down. Seriously looks new and has high gloss over the top finish. No nicks or dings I could find. Absolutely OUTSTANDING condition.
• High end woods — Buckey burl top, swamp ash body, pin striping laminate, I believe the fretboard is called Veeza
• Lots of upgrades like matching pickup covers + headstock + control knobs.
• Loaded with Bartolini pickups and 3 band active eq with bass, mid & treble controls changes your tone immediately on the fly. Midrange knob oulls out for dual mid frequencies.
• Scrolling pickup selector gives you any tone quickly.
• Midrange frequency knob pulls out to make it a double frequency and is critical to cut thru the mix and gives you 2 completely different mid tones when you boost the mids. The higher your mid is turned up the more the switch changes the frequency.
• Purpleheart tone bar gives stability.
• Low ultra easy action with plenty of room for slapping.
• This bass gets serious tone and any sound you want between the woods, active EQ and dual midrange knob.
• Comes with molded Roscoe case.
• Strap locks
• Selling locally so could go at any time.

Asking 4200.00

Fretless Jazz Bass custom made

Fretless Jazz Bass custom made

Beautiful instrument made by a luthier in Tigard  Oregon from Warmoth maple blanks.

The neck is perfectly shaped & the right fit for my hands which are a bit on the small side. But then the Fender Jazz Bass is so built. The pups are Bill Lawrence P90’s. The fretboard has fret markers. These are maple inset into an ebony (not ebonite) fretboard.

No wear on the fretboard at all. I used flatwound strings for about 3 years. The bass is four years old. The action is set very low. The only damage I can see is where the oiled wood is worn near the frets. My thumb sits on the wood at times.

The neck has some birds eyes in it which are visible in one of the photos. No other issues. Comes with a hard shell case. I think it’s a TKL but I’m not sure. It’s a nice one & not a cheapo.

No strap. I need it for my other basses. This really is a lovely instrument & plays beautifully. I just sold an Acoustic 360 (it was way too big for my purposes, mostly playing in church) & naturally this bass made beautiful tone, somewhat like J. Pastorius.

The bass & amp were both capable but unfortunately, the bassist was somewhat deficient in technique. Some amps will make this sound better that others. One of the best in reproducing the fretless sound is a Roland KC 500 or 550.

I’m currently using a Markbass 2X10 which has lots of great tone but reproducing the fretless sound takes some work. The guy who built mine is Mark Knowlton at knowltonguitars&basses. He has gorgeous instruments hanging from his walls (in home).

They are finely crafted, made from different woods, some hollow, & priced from about $1,000-$2,000. He’s an engineer & has great equipment (read expensive) to custom cut his wood. also has lots of different kinds of wood, including mahogany. Check his website for a nice review of his instruments. He also makes instruments to order. They all have names. My bass is named Sweet Pea.


More Custom Bass Guitars By Different builders from all over the world.
Macassar Ebony top Bass by Giffin Guitars, USA

More Custom Bass Guitars By Different builders from all over the world.
Claro Walnut 8 string Bass by Les Argoff, USA
5 string Quilted Maple Bass by Carl Smith Basses, USA
5 string HB5 Jazz Bass with quilted Maple top by CSR Guitars, USA

Custom Bass`s By Different Builders Cont.

Custom Bass`s By Different Builders Cont.

There is no way I can squeeze all these great Bass`s into one post So here is some more.
5 string Maple Bass with Birdseye Maple fingerboard by CSR Guitars, USA
Claro Walnut 5 string Bass by Lance Summey, USA
Amazing Crotch Feather Walnut Top & Back Bass by Stambaugh Designs, USA


Look at the amazing finger board on this bass by Stambaugh Designs, U.S.A. Way cool they really did a great job on this one… Wish we had more pics of each bass, But like I mentioned if you see something you like be sure to visit their sites and look them up.

Custom Bass`s From Different Builders
Pistachio Bass Guitar by Delaney Guitar, USA
5 string Tiger Myrtlewood Bass by AC Guitars, UK

7 string Claro Walnut Bass by Barcus Basses, USA
6 String Myrtlewood Bass by Carl S Basses, USA

Custom Bass`s  From Different Builders

From time to time I get a lot of different bass`s stored up on my hard drive, And I need to unload  for lack of better description’s , This is one of those times, I do not have much information on most of these other than the builder, So if you are interested  in these best I can say is they would probably love it if you did a search and looked them up. Some real beautiful work here I must say. ENJOY…….


These Builders Build a Quality Product for Pro and  Hobby Bassists , A Long lasting instrument with each its own personality , And unique Sound in each One…..
Spectacular Claro Walnut Basses by Carl Thompson,
Pistachio Top and Fingerboard and Walnut Back Bass by Michael Tobias Desgn, USA
Redwood Violin Bass Guitar by Wilkat Guitars, USA