I do not copy other makers basses, I have my own designs that can stand on their own, and don't like plagiarism in general, on the other hand it is not that easy to not make something similar to what is out there, because the shape does serve a function too. As a general rule I do not have standard models, therefor no two instruments are entirely alike, although I may introduce a model or two at some point in the future, if demand calls for it.
Every Lutherie instrument is built on a theme, and based on that is given a unique name rather than a model name or number, and sometimes I make up a short but catchy story to go with it's theme.
My building style although free form, is not necessarily experimental, as I know the difference between good and bad design. I do not fall victim to the myths that say there is a perfect wood combination or shape that must be adhered to, if that were true, there would not be so many different choices out there, I hope my designs are appealing to both eye and ear.
I am a metric system kind of guy, and have a variety of metric scale lengths I use, and most are close enough to known inch scale lengths, that you may only need a short time to get used to one, or no time at all.
I do not make instruments with bolt on necks, unless commissioned to (under protest), as the whole concept only serves to speed up the building process, and save manufacturers money. Bolt on necks have no redeeming quality, and if you are thinking ease of repair, then keep in mind that it is highly unlikely an Lutherie bass neck should ever need repair, as they are engineered not to need repair to begin with.
A few things that all of my instruments share: They are all equally well built, and low maintenance. Where parts are used that I don't make myself, as with hardware and electronic components, I do my best to use those of the highest quality, and still offer a wide range of options.
All Lutherie guitars and basses have carbon fiber reinforced necks and two way truss rods, making the necks really stable, finely adjustable and able to be used with a great variety of string gauges.
Most of them have stainless steel frets, that do not wear anywhere near as fast as traditional frets do. Where I do not use stainless, I use an alloy comparable in property's (the gold colored stuff).
I use high-tech, not hide glue, and the glue joints do not come apart, even with extreme force! The wood itself will break before a glue joint will. The point being that I don't build with future repairs in mind, as they should not be needed in the first place. I leave no wood unfinished, and exposed to environmental conditions. The pickup, tremolo and truss rod routs, control cavities, and even the holes for the tuners and other hardware are finished in oil or lacquer.
The links to the right are to basses that are in the planing stage, still being worked on, ready for sale or already sold. If one is for sale It will be noted near the top of the page, with a link to the store, where you can purchase it, or you can head on over to the store, and see what is for sale all in one place.