Other Instruments & INFO
The Birdsong line of professional quality 4 and 5-string short scale basses is our main focus (see them all here), but the workshop menu is full of other guitar, bass and lap steel models too. From a 1970s brand reborn to Scott's side projects-turned-offerings, there's something here for anyone who's not like everyone.
This page also has links to FAQs & information, galleries and articles...
(MUCH TO COME - we're neatening up this part of the site Apr. 2017)
Scott's Signature Guitars & Basses: The Shortbass and more!
Scott's always scribbling and sketching. Some folks are convinced he's got a notebook surgically attached to his hand because they've never seen him without one. Some of that becomes songs or writings, some manifests into guitars & basses. Simple, fun tools happening right along side their more expensive brethren in the workshop, he builds them with love and hand signs each headstock just like his first builds in 1997. By FAR the most popular is the Shortbass, the Birdsong feel & vibe distilled to its simplest form.
Elegant solid jazz guitars, art deco basses, ornate talisman electrics for the out of the ordinary tonal seeker. Artisan designed & crafted in our Texas Hill Country workshop featuring a mix of local and exotic woods, turquoise & jade inlay, engraved solid silver pieces and lots of carved ebony.
SD Curlee USA: '70s Muscle Refined!
Legacy builds based on the best of these iconic medium scale basses from the '70s & '80s. Instead of doing the cheap import reissue thing, we refined them into the high end handmades they always wanted to be. Classic Curlee feel, tone & vibe meets Birdsong engineering, today's high-end parts, and our Texas craftsmanship.
Steels are generally thin & twangy. In this world of Patsy Clines I want mine to sing like Aretha Franklin... so they're voiced with a big, soulful tone. Easy to play and bluesy for front porch sunset seranades or swingin' bar-room alt country goodness.
MORE TO EXPLORE:
Understandings between client and builder
A fine selection of "Off Menu" offerings we'd make for you
Does wood matter tonally in a solid body?
Wingfeather Workshop tour
Thoughts on the woods we use (and some we don't)
How to date your Birdsong (or other Scott-related build)
Fun facts about your Birdsong