Why Premium?

A frequently asked question

An outstanding sound is crucial for a top instrument, but not the measure of all things and far from sufficient.

What is it that distinguishes such an instrument from other instruments?

  • a well designed concept in weight, balance and dimensions
  • highest craftsmanship and precision
  • high-quality tone woods, which also offer a unique finish
  • outstanding playability
  • high-quality tone woods, which also offer a unique finish
  • the individual realization of unusual ideas up to concept instruments
  • from the compilation of the production materials to the setup, the instrument is always in the focus of the master builder
  • lifelong support
It's about a lot more
than just the good sound.

People often say when buying or ordering expensive instruments that it is absolutely necessary to have played them beforehand.

Exactly the opposite is the case.

A new dimension

Experience has shown me that there is another aspect to these outstanding components that is the very basis of everything that shapes music: Emotions.

Passion and passion again and again.

Let dreams become truth. Whether it’s the long dreamed bass of a bass builder legend like Roger Sadowsky, Michael Tobias or Vinnie Fodera. Whether it’s a bass „made from scratch“ like the former professional bassist Pete Skjold, who makes all the basses completely by hand and stands in his workshop every day of the week with dedication.
Or Gerald Marleaux, who with his Regio Tone Wood concept makes bass dreams from local woods come true and thus proves that also in bass building the good is sometimes to be found right in front of one’s own door.

These are all people who live and breathe making instruments and put all their personality and ambition into their masterpieces to always give their best.

People often say when buying or ordering expensive instruments that it is absolutely necessary to have played them beforehand.

Exactly the opposite is the case.

The higher the quality of an instrument, the safer you can be to get a top instrument with top capabilities.

There is a special tool that makes this possible – permanent control over the resulting instrument. You can be sure that no instrument maker in the top league would ever leave an instrument with a flaw out of his workshop.

One danger could be poor communication. But even there you are on the safe side, because I will do that for you.

"What am I worth to me?"

When I started playing bass and was about to buy my first „real“ and expensive bass, I decided to do this not until I had reached a certain level of bass playing. Only then, I thought, would it make sense to buy an expensive instrument.

Today I know that this thought had some gaps.
Not only that I could have reached my goal much faster with a good instrument.
No, it would have been much more fun.
It doesn’t matter how long you play your instrument or how good you are. It’s about how much fun you have with your instrument and how much you enjoy your time with it while playing it. Whether it’s while playing or just having a dream come true.

That is one of the big advantages of premium instruments. A lot of heart and soul goes into it.
Whether on the part of the builder or the customer.

The joy you have with your instrument and how much you enjoy your time with it - that's what matters.