Encyclopedia of Latin American Basses v1

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<p>Encyclopedia of bassmakers Latin America. Copyright 2006-2009 Jan Berendsen http://www.aardigsnarig.nl</p> <p>ENCYCLOPEDIA LATIN-AMERICAN BASSMAKERS</p> <p>OF</p> <p>AGERONIA Chile, custom guitars made by Pablo Munoz in Santiago. ALEMAN LUTHIER Argentina, custom instruments made by Daniel Aleman. ALEXANDER LUTHIER Argentina, custom instruments made by Alejandro "Alexander" Baccaglioni in Buenos Aires. These active neckthrough basses are definitely influenced by Warwick designs and often feature a distinct half open headstock.</p> <p>AG Argentina, standard instruments made by Aristedes Gracia in Buenos Aires. Large scale manufacturing ended in 1993. AG uses Korean parts made by Akkord (Hyup Seung Co.). AG basses are very much patterned after Warwick, Fender and Hfner designs.</p> <p>http://www.alexanderguitars.com.ar/ ALFONSO ITURRA Standard/custom basses and guitars made by Alfonso Iturra. Basses are neck-through with laminated native woods, 34 scale, Aero or Rough Crystal pickups and active Noll or Aguilar electronics. Special feature is the construction of the upper cutaway in the singlecut design. Semiacoustic basses have piezo or Schertler Bluestick pickups. Iturra also makes EUBs. http://www.graciaguitar.com.ar/ AGE Argentina, standard guitars and basses made by Andres Garay . Models are Rick-style laminated neck-through basses.</p> <p>http://www.ageluthier.com.ar</p> <p>http://www.alfonsoiturra.com/</p> <p>1</p> <p>Encyclopedia of bassmakers Latin America. Copyright 2006-2009 Jan Berendsen http://www.aardigsnarig.nl</p> <p>AMATISTA BASSES Argentina, EUBs made by Etcheverry Horacio in Los Hornillos, Crdoba. Standard model features propriety piezo pickups and active electronics (4 band graphic EQ). Custom versions have an inlaid amethyst stone.</p> <p>http://www.mauricioarcis.blogspot.com/ ARTE MARA Argentina, modern shaped acoustic upright basses made by Wallace Culver in Buenos Aires.</p> <p>http://www.artemara.com.ar ASH Argentina, custom guitars and basses made by Jorge Eduardo Zeballos in Buenos Aires.</p> <p>http://www.amatistabasses.com.ar/ ANDRES LOIACONO Argentina, guitars and basses made by Andres Loiacono. aloiacono@ffmm.gov.ar No info or website available. ARCIS Chile, custom basses made by Mauricio Arcis.</p> <p>http://www.ashguitars.com.ar</p> <p>2</p> <p>Encyclopedia of bassmakers Latin America. Copyright 2006-2009 Jan Berendsen http://www.aardigsnarig.nl</p> <p>AVALON Brazil, custom instruments made by Mauricio Moreira in the south of Brazil.</p> <p>AYS Chile, custom electric basses by Jos Ananas in Santiago since 1992. http://www.aysbass.com BACH Argentina, standard-custom basses made by Marcelo Bach. Pictured is the bolt-on Petrus.</p> <p>BEAUDOUX Argentina, custom acoustic and electric basses and guitars made by Daniel Eduardo 'Fanta' Beaudoux in Buenos Aires since the 80s. Beaudoux makes four- to sevenstring ABGs and modern style solidbody basses. Several models are headless.</p> <p>http://www.beaudouxguitarras.com.ar/ BEGHER Brazil, lower priced Rickenbacker ("Begher")-style guitars &amp; basses and other models made between 1966-1972 by Romeu Benvenutti.</p> <p>BATAN Argentina, F-style guitars made by Pablo Batn. Basses are J-style, sometimes with Sadowsky pickups and electronics.</p> <p>3</p> <p>Encyclopedia of bassmakers Latin America. Copyright 2006-2009 Jan Berendsen http://www.aardigsnarig.nl</p> <p>BENVENUTI Brazil, custom basses and guitars made by Roberto Benvenuti in Sao Paulo since 1996. Luthier Benvenuti makes EUBs and solidbody basses. The pictured bass has a fretless jacaranda board and an EMG piezo pickup.</p> <p>Caravelli makes a violin-shaped acoustic EUB with Fishman double bass pickups. CARBAJAL Mexico, custom guitars and basses made since 1979 by Carlos Carbajal in Mexico-City. He previously worked for Dobro in the US. Main bass is the Pet EUB with hollow pear-shaped body and a traditional scrolled doublebass neck.</p> <p>http://www.carloscarbajalguitars.cjb.net/ http://www.rbenvenuti.com/ BULECEVICH LUTHIER Argentina, custom instruments made by Ivan Bulecevich in La Plata. CASA CARBIELl Mexico, acoustic instruments made by Carbieli in Michoacn. Bassmodel is an ABG.</p> <p>http://www.bulecevichluthier.com.ar CARAVELLI Brazil, acoustic instruments made by Caravelli since 2005.</p> <p>4</p> <p>Encyclopedia of bassmakers Latin America. Copyright 2006-2009 Jan Berendsen http://www.aardigsnarig.nl</p> <p>CAST (HIGH PERFORMANCE) Brazil, standard guitars and basses made by Josino Dos Santos Saraiva in Sao Paulo since 1993. He previously worked with Giannini (from 78) and others .</p> <p>CHERUTI Brazil, standard and custom basses made until 2007. This company is now called Ledur. Models are the Mister, Power, Tuca and Picolo Bend, all made out of native woods. Cheruti has made EUBs too.</p> <p>CHARLES Brazil, standard and custom stringed instruments made by Jean Paul Charles in Salvador-Bahia. Charles is a French luthier and mandolin player who has settled in Brazil. He makes EUBs from native woods.</p> <p>5</p> <p>Encyclopedia of bassmakers Latin America. Copyright 2006-2009 Jan Berendsen http://www.aardigsnarig.nl</p> <p>CLAUDIO PALAZZOLO Bolivia, custom guitars and basses made by Claudio Palazzolo in Santa Cruz de la Sierra.</p> <p>D'ALEGRIA Brazil, standard/custom guitars and basses made by Daniel Alegria and Rodrigo Werneck since 2003. Standard are native Brazilian woods, EMG pickups and DAlegrias propriety active electronic made by Tonechaser. The Defender JB and PJ are F-style basses, the Dragster is MM-copy. The Dart is an original design also made as a doubleneck ( Double Dart) or semi-acoustic (A-Dart). The Dynamo and Dragon are original models too. The Discovery is an EUB.</p> <p>http://www.myspace.com/gclaudiopalazzolo1 CONDOR China/Brazil/US, Condor (since 1991)is the trading name of brazilian distributor Carlos Cesar Medeiros. Most instruments are made in China, but theres also an US made Condor by Fodera and a Brazilian bass made by DLara. Standard basses include modern and F-style basses, four- and fivestring ABGs, a semi-acoustic model and the top-of-the-range SC5000 with Wilkinson hardware, Kent Armstrong pickups and active electronics.</p> <p>http://www.dalegria.com/ D'LARA Brazil, basses made by Eliezer Lara in Rio de Janeiro, also for Condor. DLara makes Fodera-style electric basses as well as EUBs.</p> <p>http://www.condormusic.com.br/ CRUZOUND Puerto-Rico, traditional Puertorican stringed instruments made by Cruz in Morovis. The CL is Baby Bass EUB-style with wooden body and an additional magnetic pickup. The WRJ has a smaller/slimmer and more violinesque body. The AN 01C has a pear-shaped body. All basses feature a metal diafraghm pickup.</p> <p>http://www.eliezerlaraguitars.com/</p> <p>6</p> <p>Encyclopedia of bassmakers Latin America. Copyright 2006-2009 Jan Berendsen http://www.aardigsnarig.nl</p> <p>DANIEL FERNNDEZ Argentina, standard and custom electric and (semi-) acoustic basses made by Daniel Fernandez.. Fernandez makes ABGs like the fourstring La Montana, fivestring El Lago and sixstring Yin Yang and also several electrics with an exclusive model for US bass shop The Low End.</p> <p>DE CASTELLIS Brazil, standard/custom instruments made by Hilton Castelli and son Tom in Churitiba since 1987. Models are four- to sixstring. DEMONTE Argentina, custom guitars, basses and other instruments made by Jorge and Juan Demonte. http://www.guitarrasdemonte.com.ar/ DICARMO Brazili, standard EUBs made by Roberte Dicarmo since 1986. There are two versions: Professional and Estudio</p> <p>http://www.fernandezbasses.com.ar/ DANIELS Argentina, standard and custom guitars and basses made by Daniels.</p> <p>DIGIACOMI &amp;YAVICOLI see: Coatepec Violins. DICKINS TOMA Mexico, lower quality instruments made in the mid 90s. .</p> <p>http://www.danielsguitars.net/</p> <p>7</p> <p>Encyclopedia of bassmakers Latin America. Copyright 2006-2009 Jan Berendsen http://www.aardigsnarig.nl</p> <p>DJS Argentina, standard/custom guitars and basses made by DJS in Crdoba. DJS makes a distinctly (pear)shaped EUB. Electric basses are P- &amp; J-style, a modern original design and a copy of Gene Simmons Punisher. Bodies are made of cedar or oak.</p> <p>DOLPHIN Brazil, instruments made in the 80s 90s by Carlos Assale, later working for Giannini. Dolphin guitars and basses were the best-selling instruments in Brazil during the 80s. The King has a pointy headstock, P-style body and one soapbar pickup. The BX1020 has two pickups and one was presented to Paul McCartney in 90.</p> <p>DREAMER GUITARWORKS Brazil, custom guitars and basses made by Celso Freire since the 90s.</p> <p>http://www.djs-luthier.com.ar DMS GUITARS &amp; BASSES Colombia, custom guitars and basses made by Cesar Bohorquez in Medellin. DOH SERIES Argentina, standard &amp; custom guitars and basses made by Daniel O. Hunko. Models include Rick and J-style basses and originals like this Big Dragon. The Arlequin has a chequered wood inlayed body. http://www.luthier.com.br/ ELROI Brazil, custom instruments made by Marcus Vinicius</p> <p>http://www.dohseries.com</p> <p>.</p> <p>8</p> <p>Encyclopedia of bassmakers Latin America. Copyright 2006-2009 Jan Berendsen http://www.aardigsnarig.nl</p> <p>ENRIQUE CRIVELLARI Argentina, acoustic and electric guitars and basses made by Enrique Lex Crivellari. ESTEBAN ECHEVERRIA Argentina, custom instruments made by Esteban Echeverria.</p> <p>FAIM Argentina/Korea, standard instruments made since the 80s by FAIM in Buenos Aires, also imports from Korea. Older model is the headless Tomahawk, current models are budget quality P- &amp; J-basses and four- and fivestring basses in Warwick/Ibanez Soundgear-style.</p> <p>http://estebanecheverria.olx.com.ar/ ESTRADA &amp; BEVERIDO Mexico, David Estrada and Lorena Beverido are talian school violinmakers from Coatepec. They make traditional bowed instruments and have made a compact acoustic bass too.</p> <p>http://www.faim-instrumentos.com.ar FDC Panama, standard/custom classical guitars and EUBs made by Luis Fernndez de Crdoba in Panama City. He has studie guitarmaking in the USA and has worked with Gary Brawer. This bass is custom made, using a Fender Mustang neck. http://www.coatepecviolins.com FABREGUES Puerto Rico. custom instruments made by Pepe Fabregues in Santurce. Four- to sixstring basses with maple neck, ash body and Fabregues designed hardware &amp; electronics.</p> <p>http://www.guitarrasfdc.com/</p> <p>9</p> <p>Encyclopedia of bassmakers Latin America. Copyright 2006-2009 Jan Berendsen http://www.aardigsnarig.nl</p> <p>FENIX Argentina, custom guitars and basses made by Hernan E. Lorenzo in Buenos Aires.</p> <p>FINCH Brazil, guitars and basses made by Finch in Sao Paulo in the 70s, One example is this Rick-copy. Theres a P-style bass too.</p> <p>http://www.foxguitars.com.brhttp://www.woodviewenterprises.com/</p> <p>FREDDY PIZARRO Chile, custom electric basses and guitars made by Freddy Pizarro in Con-Con.</p> <p>FOX Brazil/Korea, standard and custom guitars and basses made by Fox in Belo Horizont since 1998. Fox is a collaboration between Brazilian Crafter importer Leo Gandra and guitarmaker Ademir Coelho de Sousa, starting out making EUBs. Nowadays Fox has 25 employees making instruments like the Amazona-series basses and guitars, using native Brazilian woods with European distribution by the British Woodview Enterprises Ltd. Amazona basses are the B2 and B3, singlecut solidbody fivestrings with cedar chambered body and cedar neck, imbuya top and Shadow piezo-pickups. The BX500 is a modern full-cedar fivestring bass with two soapbars (in wooden housing) and 3 band active EQ. Custom model is the bolt-on Star Bass with many contrasting woods, double cutaways and active electronics. Theres also an imported Korean-made version of the Star Bass.</p> <p>http://guitarraspizarro.googlepages.com/</p> <p>10</p> <p>Encyclopedia of bassmakers Latin America. Copyright 2006-2009 Jan Berendsen http://www.aardigsnarig.nl</p> <p>GABRIEL PEREZ Chile, custom guitars and basses made by Gabriel Perez in Valparaiso. http://gabrieluth.blogspot.com/ GALASSO Argentina, custom electric guitars and basses made by Ezequiel Galasso in Buenos Aires. http://www.galassoguitars.com/ GC (GERI CARLETTO) Brazil, acoustic guitars (and some basses) made by Geri Carletto in Taquariting, Sao Paulo. This bass is made out of maple with an ebony board, Schaller hardware and active Seymour Duncan pickups. GC (GUSTAVO CICERO) Argentina, custom guitars and basses made by Gustavo Cicero in Buenos Aires since 1988. Most models are F- or Warwick-style, often featuring EMG pickups and made out of traditional woods.</p> <p>GG CUSTOM GUITARS Argentina, custom guitars and basses made by Gustavo Gonzalo in Buenos Aires.</p> <p>http://www.ggcustomguitars.com.ar/ GIANNINI Brazil, founded in 1900 by Tranquillo Giannini, an acoustic guitarmaker. Since the 70s Giannini is involved with electronics, amps, keyboards. Basses are sometimes original, sometimes copies. Some 90s models are branded Trilogy Inc. The Shark ('80) is a headless bass with a wood throughneck and a sharkfin shaped fibreglass body. '70s models remind of Aria copies of J-bass, Rick and Gibson EB2 and this EB3 .The AE03B is an original model fashioned after the Aria 1820. Currently only an ABG is offered.</p> <p>http://www.gustavocicero.com.ar</p> <p>GOLDEN Brazil, lower priced instruments made by Golden Guitars &amp; Basses in Sao Paulo since the 80s. This company also trades Eagle en Golden instruments imported from Asia. Basses are F-style fourstrings with PJ or JJ pickups. The BG range is available with four- to sixstrings and features active pickups, the similar BL range has passive electronics. Most basses have cedar bodies and a jacaranda fingerboard.</p> <p>11</p> <p>Encyclopedia of bassmakers Latin America. Copyright 2006-2009 Jan Berendsen http://www.aardigsnarig.nl</p> <p>GOYA LUTHIERS Chile, custom guitars and basses made by Charly Campos in Santiago. http://www.goyaluthiers.cl GOYO GONZLEZ Argentina, electric guitars and a multitude of acoustic instruments made by Gregorio Andrs Gonzlez Foerster in Cordoba. Goyo makes a shortscale fretless ABG with slotted headstock, mahogany back &amp; sides, a German spruce top and Fishman electronics. http://www.goyoluthier.com/ GRAVINA Brazil, custom basses made by Joao Gravina. GUNELLA Argentina, custom stringed instruments (and beyond) made by Adrian Gunella in Salta.</p> <p>GUSTAVO FOLCO Argentina, custom guitars and basses made by Gustavo Folco in Buenos Aires. HARB HOECKER Chile, custom guitars and basses made by Harb Hoecker in Vina Del Mar. HERING Brazil, standard guitars and basses made by Hering Guitars (Hering was originally founded in 1923 by the german immigrant Alfred Hering), since 2007 the new identity of Walker Guitars in Blumenau. Hering basses are bolt-on and neckthrough J-style basses with Walker hardware and Lace J-pickups. http://www.walkerguitars.com.br HONDA Colombia, custom instrumenten gemaakt door Navarro HORACIO LISTA Argentina, custom guitars and basses made by Horacio Lista in Buenos Aires.</p> <p>http://www.gunellagtrtech.8m.com</p> <p>http://www.galeon.com/horaciolista/</p> <p>12</p> <p>Encyclopedia of bassmakers Latin America. Copyright 2006-2009 Jan Berendsen http://www.aardigsnarig.nl</p> <p>JAVIER LOPEZ Argen...</p>