Pricing & Options
We make up to 20 pieces of instruments per year, and the big part of it are a custom made basses. To calculate an approximate price of your custom bass you can see some starting point prices below as well as some additional options we can usually offer. Please remember we love new solutions and cool ideas so if the option you would be instersted in is not listed below, just give us a message and we will see what can be done 🙂
Basic pricing for Symphony Basses:
Symphony Bass 4 – €3500 / $ 3700
Symphony Bass 5 – €3700 / $3900
Symphony Bass 6 – €4000 / $4200
Furya Bass 4 – €3200 / $3400
construction – set neck (bolt-on for Furya design), hybrid set neck/neck-through for extended fingerboard design
neck – multipiece (3-5), woods: selected lightweight european oak, maple, wenge, padouk, roasted oak linings
fingerboard – pau ferro, wenge, amazaque, padauk, purpleheart, Jescar 37080 frets as standard, no visible fret tang ends
markers – Luminlay side lines with brass or aluminium swirl position dots in fretless designs, aluminium /brass/copper side dots in fretted designs
body – two-piece body base; selected oak, alder, meranti, ash, roasted alder, roasted ash
top – flat with figured veneer/solid wood with unique grain top with contrast wood layer underneath
electronics – original Stradi piezo system with pickup under ebony bridge with dedicated Stradi/Glockenklang preamp or Delano TheXtender passive pickup
finish – satin with visible wood grain or oil-wax
tuners – Gotoh Res-O-Lite or Hipshot Ultralite tuners, chrome or black
scale length – 864mm (34″) for 4-string, 864mm or 880mm for 5 and 6-string
Including: Gig Bag or Case and Certificate of Authenticity
Shipping charges are calculated individually, we use mostly FedEx insured service.
Note about tax: EU customers that are not an active VAT payers (doesn’t have an actual EU VAT number) are obligated to pay VAT on the top of total amount. Above prices are given without VAT which in Poland is 23%. Customers outside EU are not charged with our local VAT but are obligated to pay their local import charges.
The prices on this website are informative, does not constitute an offer.
Fretted stainless steel or EVO Gold
For fretted bass we use 18% Nickel-Silver (hard) frets as a standard. For exceptional comfort and feel we can install a stainless steel frets in very small size . Working with stainless steel frets in this size requires additional precision and time, stainless steel also consumes the tools very fast.
Option porice: €200 / $220
Titanium is very hard and lightweight metal with great sonic properties. We can install a Titanium frets as an option, It requires much more labour than standard fretwork and riuns the tools very fast but the frets are much more wear resistant and have specific appearance.
Option price: €260 / $300
Invisible magnetic system
Puristic form is what we love! Making a magnetic pickup that won’t affect the pure, minimalistic lines of instrument was our goal for many years. Finaly we came out with a solution allowing us to offer such feature. The magnetic pickup is installed from back of the body, reaching the strings vidbration through a fingerboard. Wood is magnetically transparent material so luckily it doesn’t affect the sound and the pickup magnetic field can easily reach the string vibrations.
Option price: €400 / $440
2Our friends from Delano Pickups developed a grat magnetic pickup that can deliver natural, powerfull and rich sound giving 3 different coil setups. Depending on wiring to 3-position switch the setup can be made as single coil / parralel / series or single coil (neck) / parallel / single coil (bridge) and every setup gives a noiseless operation! The oval shape fits perfectly to a smooth clasical lines of Symphony Bass. This option is valid as a suplement for piezo system equipped basses and contain a cost of pickup, pocket preparation and wiring. However it is standard option for magnetic only equipped basses.
Option price: €200 / $220
Piezo – magnetic blender
To save some costs a magnetic / piezo pickups can be wired to a switch that allows to sellect an operaton mode. In this case those systems can work only separately – piezo or magnetic. Blender is an active unit that allows signals with different impedance work toghether so the signal from piezo system can be blended with magnetic. In bass with blender you can for example use magnetic pickup and add a bit of caoustic flavour or punch to the sound or use both signals in their full possibilities at once. Price contains a unit, installaton and knobs.
Option price: €200 / $220
As a standard the Symphony Bass has a flat top made of a really nice wood pieces. This option covers the cost of thicker wood and additional labour needed to preapre a top with beautiful curvature inspired by the classical instruments design. The proces starts from removing most of the wood excess and to giving a basic curvature, then the process is continued by giving the surface a final shape, perfect smoothnes, sleek curves and soft edges
Option price: €500 / $550
Chambering provides singificant weight saving and gives more acoustic sound character, especialy the „big” chamber that runs through the center axis of body cutting direct path for waves going from neck to bridge. Chambering also allows us to incorporate a classical style f-hole into design.
Option price: €350 / $380
Hipshot or ETS piezo bridge
8In the short fingerboard version of basses we can install a piezo bridges – Hipshot equipped in Graphtech Ghost piezo saddles. It allows to have acoustic sound with great attack in instruments with more standard magnetic pickups + metal bridge setup.
Option price: €250/$280 – €400/$450 depending on strings number
Other piezo equipped bridges are available as well – ETS (Germany), RMC (USA) at higher prices.
Layer of stone on carved top
We love to use some…different approach to make our instruments look exceptionally. One of the exaples is a stone top – a thin layer of natural Slate is applied on already carved wooden top. It is quite hard to make procedure but giving proper care and patience to application it can pay out with great colour pattern and structure perfectly fits the top curvature . Since the layer is very thin it doesn’t increase the weight of instrument .
Option price: €600 / $660
Layer of stone on flat top
We can also use a layer of stone to finish a flat design top. This techique does not require as much labour as with carved top so the cost is lower. This feature also does not increase the weight of instrument – example photo presents a 6-string bass with stone top and weight below 3kg!
Option price: €300 / $330
Onboard EQ system
Simple and pure form of our design is what we like, so mostly our basses are wired as simple Volume and Tone setup (to be honest it is sometimes an internal fight with feelings to drill the pot holes ruining the perfect curvature of instrument 😉 ) But we know the basses should be perfectly prepared to fulfill the needs of musicans. If there’s a need we can install an EQ unit (2 or 3-band, parametric, or even a MIDI output preamp) upon request. We work with best preamp builders from Europe and USA (Glockenklang, Delano, Richter, Noll, East, Bartolini, Aguilar and more) so if you have your favourite unit it is no problem to use it in your custom Stradi bass.
Price per request
Poplar burl top
We put a lot of care to use as much localy sourced wood as we can, taking care of an exotic wood species sustainability. We are very lucky to have such a beautiful wood like poplar burl growing localy! The most beautiful pieces of this extraordinary wood in our stock were harvested around 20km from our workshop. Poplar burl is quite soft but hard to work with due to very irregular grain patterns. Luckily it pays of with exceptional apearance, especially when coloured with our „secret ink” dye.
Option price: €200 / $220
Other high grade wood top
Since we make up to 20 pieces of instruments per year we can choose really special wood pieces for our builds. Some pieces have their own story, some are reclaimed and smoe of them are found in really strange places or simply rescued from being a firewood. We also work with some of the best tonewood supplies from all over the world so if you have a special request or simply like the appearance of specified woods just contact us and we will run thru our stock or find a proper supply to build your dream bass.
Option price: Please contact us
Pure silver side and position markers
8Silver has it’s own superior appearance that beatifully fits the dark wood species that we use to make our fingerboards with. In pair of its antiallergical properties and proper hardness it is the perfect matrial for our original swirl position markers we designed for our fretless basses and guitars. We use best quality pure (999 probe) silver.
Option price: €100 / $110
Our instruments are mostly finished with thin layers of satin / matt polyurethane finishes or hard oil-wax for most natural look and feel, good protection and flexibility. We know that some players are very attached to a gloss finish on their instruments so we can make it on special request. Since this is not our standard method of work and to be done well in matter of layer thickenss and appearance it requires a lot of attention and time.
Option price: €450 / $500
If you have question, want to place an order or just talk about our work please send us a message, we'll try to reply as soon as possible.
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09-533 Juliszew, Poland