L. Ellis Hahn

L.e.H. Guitars, Greenpoint/Brooklyn, New York, USA

Ellis Hahn from Greenpoint, Brooklyn, is the new star in the New York Bassbauer sky. This sentence is only partially correct, because Ellis has been working in Roger Sadowsky’s workshop since 2006 and over the years has become his right hand and a true master builder. But for most guitar builders the „own baby“ is a thing not to be underestimated. Over the years Ellis has developed the idea of the offset bass, Ellis‘ first bass model, and in 2018 the first model was finally completed. Through many years of working at top level she knows exactly what a premium instrument needs and how perfect an instrument has to be to meet the highest demands. I met Ellis for the first time in 2006 when Roger had his workshop in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Today I count her as one of my closest friends and when I’m in the big city, Ellis and Roger are my first port of call.

It’s always like coming home.

The next Generation

The Offset is Ellis‘ first model with which she introduces herself as a bass maker. After playing the bass for the first time, you immediately notice how much experience was „built into“ the bass. No matter what it is, the electronics, the neck construction, everything makes sense. You feel that this bass isn’t a quick shot, on the contrary, Ellis has planned a long time and the result is fantastic. The result is a bass that can be played very smoothly, it has a powerful tone with long sustain, almost as if it had been played for years. The whole thing is produced by the instrument, which was built in chambering construction, without any dead spot.Respectable is also Ellis‘ mix of traditional and new elements, which is very „New Yorkish“.

The Offset is a bass that leaves the classic boutique paths and clearly stands out due to its powerful but harmonic construction.

This explains Ellis‘ slogan:

„Not for the faint of heart – Nichts für schwache Nerven!“

L. Ellis Hahn

 
 

Offset 5

Body: Ash body, chambered
Top Wood: Quilted Maple
Finish: Dark Burst Maple Leaf

Neck: Quarter Sawn 2-Piece Neck
Fretboard: Maple
Inlays: Dots

Frets / Material: 21 frets
Scale Length: 34“ / 864 mm
Nut Width: 1.75“ / 44 mm
String Spacing: 18 mm
Neck Radius: 12“ / 305 mm

Pickups: Soapbar Nordstrand
Electronic: Nordstrand 3 band preamp custom “boost only” with graphic fader EQ

Tuner: Hipshot Ultralite
Bridge: Gotoh

In Stock    € 4790,00

Offset 5 P/S

Body: Alder body, chambered
Top Wood: Maple Burl
Finish: Reverse Red Burst „Fire Burst“

Neck: Quarter Sawn 2-Piece Neck
Fretboard: Maple
Inlays: Dots

Frets / Material: 21 frets
Scale Length: 34“ / 864 mm
Nut Width: 1.75“ / 44 mm
String Spacing: 18 mm
Neck Radius: 12“ / 305 mm

Pickups: Split Coil/Soapbar by Nordstrand
Electronic: Nordstrand 3 band preamp custom “boost only” with graphic fader EQ

Tuner: Hipshot Ultralite
Bridge: Gotoh

In Stock    € 4890,00

In spite of this solid construction, the offset is beyond any doubt. Play comfort, construction, craftsmanship and the well thought-out concept speak for themselves. When I played the Offset for the first time, I noticed that the instruments of Ellis are built with great dedication and passion. Several years before the offset was built, Ellis gave me a bass with a split coil/soapbar combination that sounded wonderful. Even at that time you could see the different ways of LeH Guitars.
And that’s what it’s called now:

The next Generation – the future of bass building is saved.


Offset 4


Body: Alder body, chambered
Top Wood: Maple Burl
Finish: Reverse Red Burst „Fire Burst“

Neck: Quarter Sawn 2-Piece Neck
Fretboard: Maple
Inlays: Dots

Frets / Material: 21 frets
Scale Length: 34“ / 864 mm
Nut Width: 1.5“ / 44 mm
String Spacing: 18 mm
Neck Radius: 12“ / 305 mm

Pickups: Split Coil/Big Rig by Nordstrand
Electronic: Nordstrand 3 band preamp custom “boost only” with graphic fader EQ

Tuner: Hipshot Ultralite
Bridge: Gotoh

In Stock    € 4590,00