We specialize in pro quality short 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 real folks and real craftspeople, and are happy to answer any questions about us & what we make.
CALL 512-395-5126 ANYTIME - NO TEXTS
Shipping in CON-US included in prices
AK, HI and International shipping available
(We don't ship anything with rosewood out of the USA)
We specialize in high-end short scales that sound and behave like full size basses, well here's a SUPER short scale "pocket bass" you can actually gig with. We don't make many and this is a "Luthier's Choice" build I dressed out in the BEST walnut & rosewood and did up like one of our Fusion basses.
The goal was simple - if I apply all that I know about making short scale basses work great to something REALLY short - like 25-1/2" scale - could I make it be as good as a regular short scale? So I built a Birdsong guitar but as a bass - bass headstock, hardware, and the double string through I've used on our short scale 5-strings' low Bs for 10 years... but here on the E. It worked!
NOTE: For the Korn cover band or the slap-funk gig or the heavy handed, this isn't for you. If you have a player's touch and are doing music that needs a warm, round bass voice with hints of upright in it (even with the rounds on it now - take the vol. back to 7 or 8 and roll the tone back - or I can restring it with flats for you, it uses standard strings) welcome home! Especially you with reach/shoulder or wrist/stretching issues.
$sssssssssssSSOLD! w/case & con-US shipping
OTHERS FROM THE WORKSHOP
One of the prototypes of the import Tbass I designed for Thin The Herd. When these came in I took a few, examined, revised, and did videos of them. This is the only proto I have and it shows a ding here and there from hanging around and the testing process. I’m going to give it a last going over and let it go live a playing life. Nice hefty P-style neck but 30.5" short scale, GREAT sounding pickups. I’ve taken $100 off and this is one of the ones I signed off on the back of the headstock. More info on these on the BIRDSONGS page, and I think the guys at TTH have a few new ones available at $795 including case. PROTO WHITE is $695 shipped right from Birdsong headquarters!
Pre-wired Strat PG, cheap but good, plastic still on it - NEW $39 shipped.
Bob Dylan box set, VG cond. $39 shipped.
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.
Birdsong, SD Curlee USA, D'Aquila Guitars, Texas Lap Steel Co.
PO Box 1745
Wimberley, TX 78676