For two years I’ve been looking for a bass guitar design to catch my eye. I have to WANT to pick up a bass in order to try it. As an ex designer and furniture maker, design and build quality matters to me, and despite the reputation of some well-known brands, their basses just look too ordinary to me.

Then I saw the MG Bass’s new Spalted Extreman bass on Facebook – and it stopped me in my tracks! Wow -I’d never seen anything like that before! Their website showed many more fine examples of basses designed with flair, creativity and built with the finest quality. They’re different and unusual in some cases. Plus, there is so much choice too.

I’d found the company to build my bass.

Mauricio and I discussed, via email, the options for a custom-built bass and before long the order was placed. Payment was simple and straight forward. Mauricio provided regular photo updates of the build in progress, which I’ve saved as it’s great to have a record of how 3 planks of wood turned into a ‘work of art’.

I think the basses are extremely well priced and even as a UK resident having the additional 20% Customs and 2% Import Tax charges on top, it’s still good value for money in my opinion.

I never tried an MG bass before I ordered this, which caused a few raised eyebrows from some friends, but I just knew from what I saw and conversing with Mauricio that it would play and sound brilliantly.

And it does!

Thank You Mauricio