But I like it!
After all the sweat and wood dust, the final product is a shiny, precise and, dare I say, beautiful instrument. So satisfying…
A special Naga for Mr. Augustin Brand, from Buffalo, New York. This one features a bubinga body (first one out of my shop) for a solid, hard, in your face kind of sound.
Go to https://www.reverbnation.com/ishkabbible and you will hear this amazing bassist playing some pretty complex music.
For this one, Augustin requested full 24 frets, so I added a piece of camphor burl to the end of the fingerboard to make a good contrast with the wenge. That way, I kept almost intact the design of the Naga fingerboard.
Check the full gallery here http://elebasses.com/galery.php?bass=2
Here is a new version of the Dogor model. The customer and I tweaked the usually single cut design to make a new version, with a more massive body thanks to the bigger upper half. We also added a ramp between the pickups that blends perfectly with the organic shapes present all over this bass. I’m extremely happy with the results, as is Richi, another happy bassist in Germany.
You can see more details here http://www.elebasses.com/galery.php?bass=0
Skånskandombe band. Kristina Gomez on vocals and Daniel Gomez on bass. Great jazz-candombe fusion.
Copenhagen, Denmark, August 29, 2015.
This one is ready and its proud owner is really enjoying it. He came from Sweden to pick it up personally, so it better sound good!
You can see the gallery here http://elebasses.com/galery.php?bass=2
And here are some more pictures of the building process.
This one is already in Brazil with Fabio Lessa. Hopefully, we will see him play it really soon.
It’s a dream to play, thanks to the super short scale, but with a rock solid tone, and only 3.2 Kg. That’s only 7 pounds!
You can see the gallery here http://elebasses.com/galery.php?bass=1
And last, but not least, the pickups. For this bass I made alnico 5 jazz style pickups. Kind of a traditional sound, but a little clearer. They are the first ones in the picture. You can see all the other pickups I made that day for all the other basses I’m working on. Oh, it was a long day…
Here is Person Tupinambá playing a cool groove on his Dogor 6 Signature, the first of his two Ele signature basses. In this case he’s using the custom wound split coil neodymium pickups.
Another bass that will go to Brazil, this time for Fabio Lessa, a great musician who plays with the likes of Gilberto Gil, Preta Gil and Celso Fonseca.
Set neck construction, maple and padauk neck with birdseye maple fingerboard, mahogany body with buckeye burl top, Ele jazz style pickups for a more traditional sound and Bartolini preamp for a not so traditional sound.
A very special project. Two basses with the same specifications: woods, electronics, dimensions and whatnot, but different models. Almost identical twins.
Neck through body construction, wenge and ash neck, ebony fingerboard, mahogany semi-hollow body, two color bubinga top, ebony adjustable bridge with piezo, humbucker pickups, Nordstrand preamp, LED side fret markers. The whole shebang.