$10K for a bass guitar ?

Who makes a 5 figure bass ?

Three builders come to mind – I bet you know who these builders are.

Can you name these 3 , or any other such luthiers.


Who spends $10K on a bass ?

Is $10K nuts ? The players who buy these basses must think not.


Why spend $10K on a bass ?

The one reason that works for me is my internal and undeniable reaction to ANY bass that knocks my socks off. I mean one that really bowls me over , as in “ I will not let go of this instrument

In a perfect bass world, each of us would be able to play every bass, determine which is “best”, and then be able to grab said bass . with price not a consideration

It may be $500. $1,500 , $5,000 or more.

Back to reality for a moment. The point of my babbling is this – If you ever find THE one , do what you have to do to grab it , and keep it and play it for life.






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