Our Basses

Here our five different models that we produce

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ADARBAKAR

Our singlecut model "Adarbakar" (means "single-horn" in Basque). Like its name shows, this bass is a singlecut shaped model, with the upperhorn fused and added to the body in a smooth and rounded form. With our characteristic downhorn and the "bite" in the base of the body. This model is the best match for who wants a hollowbody bass, due to the good acoustic response and its form and regular cavity design.

BIADAR

This is our "Biadar" model (it means "double-horn" in Basque). This bass has a doublecut shape, a long upperhorn to make it very balanced in weight, our characteristic downhorn and the "bite" in the base of the body. A classic style body form but with our own style design. Bodies with 5 string or more are a bit wider for better aesthetics and more comfortable playing in highs frets. Headless or standard with classical tunning pegs.

KAIA

This is our Kaia bass model. A doublecut shape like our Biadar model but with sharp-edged horns, our characteristic lower-horn changes to fit it better to the general aesthetics but the base "bite" remains. Like our all Egilegor models, other important features of this bass are the asymmetric neck shape and the neck access. This access is more perpendicular than the Biadar model, giving you the asymmetric shape until the last fret position.

BIRA

This is our "Bira" model, from hindi "Vïra" word. Our most heroic axe for the battle. Singlecut shape with the upper-horn similar to the "Adarbakar" bass but less pronounced and the down-horn is changed to match the base in a pointed shape. The headstock changes to a more classic style but in a rounded shape. This model in particular has a curved body, giving more ergonomics when playing and better adaptation to the human body.

HATZ

"Hatz" means thumb in Basque. This is our tribute to that famous bass design, redesigned to our likes and tastes. Doublecut shape with an inverted upperhorn and our characteristic downhorn. The headstock has been shaped with rounded corners, that harmonize with the rounded body of the bass itself.  This model in particular has a curved body, giving more ergonomics when playing and better adaptation to the human body.

STANDARDS-OPTIONS

There are some standards inherit to the models such scale or string spacing. You can check these options here. Then, you have all kind of custom options to choose for your custom luthier bass. Our only limit is the bass shape, the other limits are in your head!!

Headless, multiscale, hybrid pickups, electronics!!! Whatever!!! WE F*****G LOVE CHALLENGES!!!

Woods

Here the woods we use commonly

 

 

Alder wood

ALDER

(Alnus glutinosa)

Europe, Asia, North Africa, America.

Alder is light in weight with soft tight pores and light brownish wood colour. Medium density with punchy response. Commonly used for decades for bass construction because its availability, response and price. A classic wood one. Only used for body, not for neck construction. .

Ash wood

ASH

(Fraxinus americana)

Canada, USA.

Open pores with hard and soft layers within each ring of the tree with light yellow/brown color wood. We use the american swamp ash variety due to its desinsity and response. Very light with deep lows and nice highs, very growly wood. Only for body construction. Another classic.

Ayous wood

AYOUS

(Triplochiton scleroxylon)

West Africa.

Soft grain with a fairly uniform dark yellowish color. Very light and unknown wood for bass building. Its sounds something between alder and ash. Only for body construction because it is very soft.

Bubinga wood

BUBINGA

(Guibourtia demeusei)

Cameroon, Africa.

 Very fine texture and small pores. Grain is often interlocked. Very heavy weight and hard, brown/red color wood. With variety of figures like: Pommele, quilted, flamed... Clear mids with defined low and highs. Valid for body/neck/fingerboard construction.

 

Cherry wood

CHERRY

 

(Prunus sp) Worldwide.

 Cherry wood offers a fine grain and smooth texture. The wood varies from a yellowish pink when first cut to a deep rich reddish brown, often getting darker and more rich as it ages. Tone would be like maple but a bit less compact. For body and neck laminates.

 

Cocobolo wood

COCOBOLO

(Dalbergia retusa)

Central America.

 Close grain with red to dark brown stripes. Heavy weight and hard. Very pleasant feel at touch and warm sound because the high oil content in the wood. Used for top/backs and fingerboards.

Ebony wood

EBONY

(Diospyros sp)

America, Asia.

 Close pore, very hard and dense wood. Color may vary from dark brown to black. A "must" wood in all classic instrument fingerboards because of its balanced and clear sound. Only for fingerboards.

 

Goncalo alves wood

GONCALO ALVES

(Astronium fraxinifolium)

Tropical America.

 Close grain with honey to brown stripes. Heavy weight and hard. Similar to cocobolo. Very pleasant feeling at touch and warm sound due to the high oil content in the wood. For tops and fingerboards.

 

Korina wood

KORINA

(Terminalia superba)

CW Africa.

 (White Limba) Open grain with no stripes. Soft/medium wood with light yellow color. Well known because of the famous Gibson Flying V. Simillar sound to ash but with more mids. For body construction only.

 

Maple wood

MAPLE

(Acer saccharum)

Canada, USA.

 Close grain with thin light brown stripes. We use american rock maple because its stiffness and sound for necks. Maple shows figures like flamed/quilted/burl are used like topwoods. Birdseye for fingerboards. Sounds compressed and clear with an emphasis on highs.

 

Padauk wood

Padauk

(Pterocarpus macrocarpus)

Africa.

 Open grain with darker stripes. Color may vary from orange to dark red. Medium weight and stiff. Sounds very similar to maple but a bit warmer. For body, neck and fingerboards.

Rosewood

Rosewood

(Pterocarpus soyauxiii)

Africa.

 Open medium size grain, from light brown to red dark brown color wood. Soft and medium weight, its oil content produces a warm sound. For tops and fingerboards.

 

Walnut wood

Walnut

(Juglans sp)

Worldwide

 The most appreciated specie is the american one (Juglans nigra) because of its dark color and lines. Medium to high weight, it can take several figures like crocht, flamed, quilted. Sounds rich in mediums with compressed highs. For body, top, neck and fingerboards.

 

Wenge wood

Wenge

(Milletia laurenti)

Africa.

 Big open grain with light/dark brown stripes. Very dense and stiff. Our most love-hate wood, hard to work, stings, but sounds awesome. Very nice lows and growly. For body, tops, necks and fingerboards.

 

Zebrano wood

Zebrawood

(Microberlinia brazzavillensis)

Africa.

 Open grain with noticeable-characteristic yellow/brown stripes. Dense and stiff like wenge, but a bit heavier. Sounds between maple and wenge. Available for tops, necks and fingerboards.

 

Gallery

Some of our last buildings

Luthier Egilegor Basses Kaia 5  Headless

KAIA 5 HEADLESS

Serial #35

Luthier Egilegor Basses Biadar 5 Headless

BIADAR 5 HEADLESS

Serial #38

Luthier Egilegor Basses Adarbakar 6 olive ash

Adarbakar 6

Serial #30

Luthier Egilegor Basses Biadar 5 bubinga

KAIA 5

Serial #40

Luthier Egilegor Basses Biadar 5 flamed spalted

BIADAR 5

Serial #24

Luthier Egilegor Basses Bira 4 black

BIRA 4

Serial #23

Luthier Egilegor Basses Biadar 5 bubinga humbuckers

BIADAR 5

Serial #35

Luthier Egilegor Basses Adarbakar 6 zebrano

ADARBAKAR 6

Serial #36

Luthier Egilegor Basses Biadar 4 tremolo

BIADAR 4

Serial #25

Luthier Egilegor Basses Kaia 6 walnut

Kaia 6

Serial #27

Luthier Egilegor Basses Biadar 5 classic morado

Biadar 5 classic

Serial #22

Luthier Egilegor Basses Biadar 5 music

Biadar 5

Serial #26

Luthier Egilegor Basses Biadar 5 walnut

Biadar 5

Serial #20

Luthier Egilegor Basses Kaia 7 multiescale

Kaia 7

Serial #14

Luthier Egilegor Basses Biadar 5 morado

Biadar 5

Serial #21

About Us

 Egilegor Basses is born from the passion of the luthier Imanol Artola Egilegor. Imanol, besides been luthier, is a bassist who is perfectly capable to understand the feelings and needs of other bassists.

 Making instruments firstly as an amateur way, then developed and ended up producing more complex models and designs so as to offer bass models that are very difficult, perhaps impossible, to find anywhere.

 Our efforts focus in different parameters which can be tuned, in order to improve the instrument characteristics, according to the customer preferences. We do not argue with magic, secret recipes, celestial pickups or spiritual rites about wood sonorities. Knowledge and technology are our tools and work guidance. Material strength, stability, design, mass, inductance, capacitance... are our working recipes.

 Since the bass world is constantly changing and new necessities are appearing, we have the commitment to fulfill those needs.

Your wishes, our commands.

Luthier Egilegor Basses
Luthier Egilegor Basses routing

We use CAD technology to design our prototypes; this way we are able to monitor characteristics as center of gravity, body cavities thicknesses, perfect fret spacing... prior to the construction of the instrument.

 Once the design is done, each component is mechanized via CNC in order to obtain a perfect assembly of all the components. As mentioned, each component is design according to the needs of our client (scale length, body thickness, string spacing...). The reason for using CNC is the accuracy that we can obtain. For instance, in multi-scale instruments, where micrometer tolerances are needed, CNC technology is crucial to match the strictest requirements.

At Egilegor basses we work with a perfect balance between technology and craftwork. Therefore, all the instruments are assembled and finished manually in order to guarantee that all the critical aspects regarding sound and playability are perfect. This is how we believe an instrument must be built.

All these processes are done in our workshop, which is full of creativity, development, research and innovation. Please, feel free to come and visit us, we will be proud to show you our work/philosophy.

Luthier Egilegor Basses neck trussrod
Luthier Egilegor Basses bodies

Basses pricelist-option prices

Here you can search our model pricelists and possible variables. Download the PDF form to complete all the variables around your desired custom bass.

 

PDF order form (download and send filled to us for an estimation)

 

Base prices are for a 4 string fretlless, bolt-on, standard wood body with no top (alder, poplar, swamp ash, ayous), standard wood neck no-laminated (maple), flat (no radius) fingerboard, passive, chrome hardware, wooden knobs, b style hipshot brige, hipshot licensed tuning machines, oil finish, no case-hardcase (we prefer leave this option to the customer desires).

Adarbakar: 1000€

Biadar: 1000€

Kaia: 1000€

Hatz: 1050€

Bira: 1050€

All prices and charges are without VAT (21% for UE citizens)

1 string more (x2 for a 6 string)...........................................50€
Fretted.....................................................................50€
Fretlines...................................................................70€
Morbid body (>42mm thick)...................................................30€
Hollowbody..................................................................100€
Set neck joint (glued)......................................................100€
Necktrough..................................................................400€
Fingerboard radius.........................................................30€
Laminated neck..............................................................30€ + woods choice
Matching headstock..........................................................20€
Fingerboard (inlayed) blocks................................................80€
Inlayed wooden pickguard....................................................80€
Hum-cancelling pickups......................................................40€
MM style pickups............................................................50€
Top wood....................................................................30€ + wood choice
Dye-color..................................................................50€
John East/Noll preamp (2-3 band, parametric or/and passive tone)............ask
Detuner, tremolo, other options.............................................ask

Online shop

Welcome to our shop.

 

Click here to enter in our online shop (basses for sale, preamps, hardware and much more).

 Need a custom pickguard? Or a wooden ramp? Contact us if you need anything special that is not offered in any music instrument shop, or doesn´t fit in your instrument. We are able to make custom pickguards, ramps, wooden knobs, inlays, special works... and anything you feel like to.

 Prices vary depending on the complexity of the work.

  We offer the possibility to repair or modify your instrument in our physical shop. It doesn´t matter what the damage is or what you want, we can repair and make everything.

 Preamp changes/modifications, broken necks, fretwork, defret, finishes, broken truss-rods, pickups, instrument maintenance... ask us and we will answer as soon as possible.

Luthier Egilegor Basses repair
Luthier Egilegor Basses jazz ramp
Luthier Egilegor Basses custom pickup

Contact Us

Feel free to visit our factory to test our basses, or just have a look. When don´t have fixed working hours, so contact via phone or online for an appoinment.

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