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Shipping on guitars & basses is $50 CON-US
AK, HI and International shipping available
CANNOT ship anything with rosewood out of the USA
*** UPDATED 4/28/17 - more inventory in process - keep checking back! ***
1. Birdsong prototype
Not one I'll be doing any fanfare or big introduction on (that ticket is already punched for 2017), just a simple little single pickup shape I'm calling the "GS" - with an elegant edge carve and one humbucker. This'll be an off-menu item that'll turn up now and again, something I wanted to see come up off the notebook page sketch and become real, like that old "Take On Me" music video. This first one is beautiful mahogany & maple dressed out with cream & gold. It's ready! $1950
2. The DOOR basses
Cortobass bodies (Cortobass, C2, C4, Cbass)
Board with ordinary basses? (Groan) I can get two out of this reclaimed pecan cabinet door! Multi-piece bodies but the joining looks great. Any thoughts? Because it all hinges on what you want! (Oy...)
3. Birdsong Hy5 5-string short scale
This 5-string is available and can be ready next week. Doing stringing & setup, and trim plates... incredible spalted maple with matching headstock, Spanish cedar body, maple neck with rosewood fretboard. Lightweight and gorgeous. $2995!
4. BIRDSONG ESPECIAL
Ser. # 17ES-006
An Especial is a fancy bass with a Cortobass body and Fusion pickup arrangement. (Shown are two for reference in zebrawood and spalted Texas pecan) This one will be a wood lover's dream with an ash and zebrawood body, rear routed controls like the examples, with reddish bubinga pinstripe laminates & trim pieces - maple neck - matching zebrawood headstock - and your choice hardware color.
$2750 with case. Reserve for half
5. SD Curlee Standard II ***** SALE PENDING *****
From 2011, SD Curlee's first year back and very low serial number. All the upgrades - better truss rod, headstock, neck, fingerboard, fit & finish, shielding & hardware than the old ones! Completely benchmade in our Texas workshop BY HAND. It's everything the originals wanted to be. Mahogany & maple, chrome & brass, twin DiMarzios w/ series/parallel switching. New, NOS, never sold, kept for reference. Signed on the back of the headstock by Randy Dritz, the D in SD Curlee, original company co-founder and THE designer of the original basses in the '70s, during his visit to our workshop in 2011! NEAR MINT w/cream & green velvet case. 8lbs.5oz. $1975
SALE 10% OFF: $1777 and free shipping!
***** SALE PENDING *****
6. Birdsong Sparrow
Ser. # 17SP-010 X
Our surprise hit, the little giant (but not from Walla Walla, Washington) - twenty five and a half inches of scale make it guitar sized like an old "pocket bass" but this actually works more like a regular short scale of 30 or so. Pretty darn good, really comfy, and lots of fun to play! I always say "I don't build them for me" but I'm building this one how I'd like to see it done for me - a "Chef's choice" if you will. Custom, figured black walnut, rear routed with matching headstock, equipped & trimmed like a Fusion bass, with all black hardware. In other words, a stunner for those who love dark woods. You'll never be asked "What Guitar Center did you get that at?" Coming together - could be ready in a week!
$2500 with case. Reserve for half
7. Texas Lap Steel Co.
"Uncle Johnny" model 1
Ser. # 1703
The Uncle Johnny was named after a good, solid, simple living local who had a big impact on my life. It's a simple rectangular steel guitar, but like all that we make it will belt it out like a soulful three hundred pound church lady in a world of Patsy Clines. This is our basic steel but dressed up with pearl dots and stars, a little turquoise, a lot of beautiful rosewood, and topped off with an inlaid buffalo nickel! Almost ready. $700 shipped, continental USA only.
8. Birdsong Corto-body (Cortobass, C2, C4 or Cbass)
Thick (half body thickness) nice figured cherry top, mahogany back half.
9. Birdsong Corto-body (Cortobass, C2, C4 or Cbass)
Wild, oddly figured, dense mahogany
10. Birdsong Corto-body (Cortobass, C2, C4 or Cbass)
Random walnut body, nothing goes to waste here!
11. Random wood Shortbass
LAST of the NOS circa 1982 uncompleted Curlee basses! Scratches & dings from decades of storage, but these have truss rods that have been tested for functionality and come with their aluminum plates, brass nut blanks and switchcraft jack. $225 to $392. ALL NEED WORK/ASSEMBLY AND PARTS TO FINISH. Call for an in-hand description. 512-395-5126.
***ALSO 2 Star guitars, pics just added - one routed for pickups, one unrouted!***
We specialize in pro quality short & medium scale basses, but all kinds of fun goes on in here. Guitars, lap steels... if you see something you're interested in, please contact us. We're all real folks and real craftspeople, and are happy to answer any questions about us and the basses & guitars we make.
Guitars & basses come with a professional quality, thickly padded bag or hardcase (unless noted otherwise) and will be packed BY US to get to you safely.
Thanks for your interest.
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