Marleaux Bass Guitar

Q: Builder name?
A: Gerald Marleaux.

Q: Business name?
A: Marleaux Bass Guitars.

Q: Age?
A: 43 years old.

Q: Where were you born?
A: Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany.

Q: Where is your shop?
A: Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany.

Q: When did you start building?
A: 1986.

Q: When did you officially go into business?
A: 1990.

Q: How many instruments have you made to date?
A: 2300.

Q: How many instruments did you make in 2012?
A: 150.

Q: Do you play any instruments?
A: E-Bass and double bass.

Q: Why / when should a player consider a custom bass?
A: After  playing other basses – when players know what he really need. When player can feel the great difference to mainstream instruments.

Q: What should players know about your basses?
A: We try using wood witch comes from our area. We have been collecting wood for more than 25 years – so we have a wood stock from very old and dry wood for more than 2500 basses. Every time we try out new things – to find better ways in building – and to the same time we hold on old traditional working with wood. We take all time that its need to build the best result.

Q: What sets your basses apart from the rest?
A: Our quality, sound and playability, know how, and Germans passion for perfection.

Q: What would you like to tell players about yourself or your basses?
A: Check out a Marleaux bass – you will never forget it!