Gene Simmons KISS replica Bass

Custom Guitars

A client asked me to replicate the early 70s version of the custom built bass that LoBue made for Gene Simmons. Took quite a bit of research, there really aren’t many quality pictures of it out there and to make it worse, the original was stolen years ago. Mr. Simmons accounts of what it was and where it went change on a regular basis, so he’s no help.

Mahogany construction, 30″ scale length, Schaller roller bridge and tuners. Gibson-style ‘mudbucker’ pickup.

Turned out to be a nice instrument as well as looking the part. Here’s hoping the client is happy with it. Want something similar… or something nothing like this? Gimme a yell.

 

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Custom Semi Hollow Bass

Custom Guitars
Edit: I started playing this one with the band and they all love the sound, so I guess I’ll just play it for a while.
Here’s a bass I just finished building. Mostly chambered walnut construction with maple laminates in the neck-through for rigidity. 35″ scale with a thick ebony fingerboard, 16″ radius and medium-Jumbo frets.
Top is spalted maple. Guitar is hand finished in Tru Oil.
Pickups are GFS REDActive as is the wiring. Sounds really good and super noiseless. 9V battery required. All black hardware. Two way truss rod. Graphite nut.Nicely balanced and weighs less than my Ric 4003. 35″ scale gives the low E ‘authority’.Any questions, let me know. Price includes shipping to the lower 48.
International peeps, get hold of me and we’ll work it out, it’ll be extra of course.

No case.

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Eman Special Custom available.

Custom Guitars

I’m excited to announce the new production model, the Eman Special custom guitar.

There will be a range of options available, the base model as seen in these pics will run $950.

Base model specs:

  • Contoured Alder body with spalt maple top (tops vary in markings- subject to availability).
  • Gotoh/Wilkinson Tremolo.
  • Lipstick pickups (these sound great).
  • Tele-style plate with five way Strat style switching.
  • Locking staggered tuners.
  • Tele-style neck.
  • Nitro finish

Options include:

  • Hand made neck to your specs +$100
  • Evertune Bridge +$300
  • Pickups of your choice +Price of pickups (Pickup choices not limited to Strat type, two humbuckers will work also).
  • Solid color (body) + no charge.
  • Bass version, 4 or 5 string, choice of scale (upper bout of body shape will need to be a little longer to combat neck dive)
  • Hard Case +70

To order:

I will require a $250 nonrefundable deposit (just to protect me if you change your mind).

It will take around three weeks from order to delivery. This is also dependent on the amount of orders being processed. If this time is going to be exceeded, it will be discussed beforehand. Handmade guitars are never going to be exactly alike. Options not listed here will be considered, anything you can think of is not out of the question, just get hold of me and ask!

 

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