Being a full-time repairer before I began my making journey has allowed me an insight to many different instruments over the years the good, the bad, and the ugly. This provides me a deeper understand as to what makes a great instrument work and in some of cases not. I genuinely believe this has shaped me to be the luthier I am today.
Although I have a range of models and designs, these basses are not a production instrument by any means, they are a custom and ever evolving creations, so no one is made the same way twice.
This was a collaboration between a good friend and customer of mine Dan Warrington, who was at the time the bassist for Rise Of Avernus Dan had been bringing different instruments in over the years, and eventually we joined forces on this Monster fretless bass. with the design based around a wrist injury…..
One of my more ergonomic single cuts, with a smaller body and thin D shaped neck make for a light resonant instrument with articulate and balanced tones. The body features completely curve and hand shaped edges which make for a comfortable experience. This is an Ideal model for ERB players.
The Nexus is the culmination of conversions with many players, artists, and designers. This helped to narrow the Nexus model down into its current form. Every aspect of this bass has been considered right down to the strings. A medium sized body gives the bass a solid feel whilst seated or standing…
Fusion is all the best parts from other designs I have made over the years formed together into a single cut. Fusion is a defined by blends between angles and curves whist still being comfortable to wear and to sit. The neck cuts deep into the body to allow access to all of the fingerboard, whilst still having a smooth transition through to the back.
An Rjsc multi-scale bass, Arcturus is based upon the fusion design with some body changes to suit the longer scale length. The Arcturus body is stretched out by 35mm beyond the scale to accommodate the 37” low string without the hardware hanging of the end off the body. The upper horn is pulled forward to meet the shorter high string.
Over the years many customers have come to me for something different, unusual, a bass they have had their hands in creating. The OC is something that they cannot get through most other makers. So, I started to create a fully custom project instrument that can be done any way you like unlimited by your imagination