: We use only select and seasonally dried high-quality spruce
and maple for our basses. Fingerboards are of select African
ebony. We age our woods naturally in a special drying chambers
for several years at a time. As the quality and sound of
each bass depends on the type of wood and method of drying
used, we give our upmost attention to this process.
Style : We make each of our basses
to the custom specifications of the client.
We offer Gamba, Violin and Busetto shaped basses, with arched
or flat back in our select quality models. These basses
are world class, artist instruments of the highest professional
Linear offers a
full, comprehensive range of high quality, handmade stringed
instruments. The top, back and ribs are hand-crafted in our
workshop, aged, dried and then varnished.
Our basses are waiting
to be varnished.
various styles of varnish that we use in the finishing process
of our basses.
On the professional quality basses we use hand-rubbed oil-
and spirit-based finishes. On our semi-professional and student
models , we use an applied nitrocellulosis varnish. Our standard
varnish is clear, highlighting the textures and grains of
the wood, but custom varnishes in darker tones can be ordered.
basses are shipped finished, completely set-up and adjusted
to the highest luthier standards.
We can set-up our basses to accommodate any specific requests
from our clients.