Comments on an instrument building course

“Being a Jazz bass lover, I attended a building class with Andrea Ballarin, making my Malibu model. So I have now a beautiful instrument, and I had the opportunity to know a nice person, a impressionist of the highest level, very patient and available that welcomed me to his shop.

I saw my bass come to life, through a series of steps that became for me kind of magical happenings.

Finding myself with Andrea, experiencing the skill of a master luthier in his daily work, is an experience that I highly recommend to all musicians or anyone passionate on the subject.

You cannot avoid getting involved in this!

The instrument I got is completely unique. I saw it when it was just a piece of wood stock in the workshop, and then witnessed it becoming the finest piece of art and craftsmanship.

When I can have the opportunity, I will repeat this experience.

Differently from what I was told about instruments with phenolic resin fingerboards, I can testify about the warm round deep sound of this bass. Harmonics are present and the sustain is crazy. Manne surely knows how to obtain the sound you are looking for.

The perfect adjustments on the bass allow the easy playing on the neck and fretboard, with easy and fast set up.

The slight back inclination of the neck on the board allows me (I suffer from mild arthrosis) playing effortless and without any pain, without time limitations, (just after few hours).

Yes, clearly it’s a Manne!!

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