January 16, 2011 – Sebastien Aquilina talks about his beautifully hand-crafted basses at Winter NAMM
French Luthier Sebastien Aquilina designs and builds custom “works of art” bass guitars that play and sound as beautiful as they look. His impeccable craftsmanship and choice of premium appointments creates a synergy with alder, mahogany, poplar, maple, sycamore and exotic woods in fine musical instruments in the French tradition. There are 3 basic Aguilina models to choose from and all can be customized to your taste.
Sebastien’s basses are truly special both visually and aurally. They are handcrafted 100% by his hands and he creates about 20 instruments per year. I had a chance to play several models (several times, couldn’t keep my hands off) and when I was in his booth everyone who stopped in was drooling over them. The instruments are much lighter than they look, balance nicely and are a dream to play.
|Shelby||Db Richard Bona|
|Scale||870 mm (34.25 inches)||870 mm (34.25 inches)|
|Neck||Neck thru, sycamore/ash, carbon renforced, 24 frets||Neck thru, sycamore/ash, carbon renforced, 24 frets|
|Fret board||Indian Rosewood, vintage thin frets||Indian Rosewood, vintage thin frets|
|Body||Top: sycamore, back: alder||Top: sycamore, back: mahogany|
|Pickups||Delano humbucker SBC split to single coil by push/pull volume||Delano humbucker SBC split to single coil by push/pull volume|
|Electronics||Preamp: E‐pro BTB, volume, blend, master tone, bass and treble boost||Preamp: E‐pro BTB, volume, blend, master tone, bass and treble boost|