Instrument Facts

What are my options for body wood?

Body woods offered are: Alder, Maple, Mahogany & Ash. Ash is an up-charge. Other woods may be available upon request.

What are my options for top wood?

Top woods offered are: Flame Maple, Burl Maple, Quilted Maple, Spalted Maple, Buckeye Burl. Quilted Maple, Spalted Maple and Buckeye Burl are an up-charge. Other woods may be available upon request.

What are my options for neck wood?

Neck woods offered are: Hard Maple, Mahogany, Ash. Ash is an up-charge.

What are my options for fingerboard wood?

Fingerboard woods offered are: Rosewood, Birdseye Maple, Flame Maple, Quilted Maple, Buckeye Burl, Zircote. Birdseye Maple, Flame Maple, Quilted Maple, Buckeye Burl and Zircote are an up-charge.

What type of finish comes standard on a Brubaker custom?

Standard finishes offered are: Most instruments include satin as a standard finish. Gloss is available for an up-charge.

What brand of pickups come standard on a Brubaker custom?

Pickups offered are: Bartollini, Aguilar, Seymour Duncan. Other pickups may be available upon request.

Describe the Brubaker bolt-thru technology neck joint.

The Brubaker Bolt-Thru neck joint is a combination of bolt-on and neck-thru construction. A key ingredient of Brubaker basses that gives you the flexibility of two separable pieces, without sacrificing tone and comfort. Bolt-Thru construction results in excellent attack with greater sustain, more clarity and more focus on the tonality of the note. The best of both worlds.

Do you require a deposit to get started on a custom build?

Yes, a 50% deposit is required up front to start a build. Deposits are non-refundable.

Will I see photos along the way during the build process?

Yes, progress photos are sent out at three stages during the build. From a rough, routed wood slab to a unique, highly refined musical instrument – you’ll be guided through the entire process.

Can I purchase a custom instrument direct from Brubaker?

Yes, in the absence of a local dealer, instruments can be ordered direct. Contact Us or visit our Build Your Own page to start building your custom Brubaker.

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