- bass guitars
Carl Thompson has been building instruments since 1974 at the rate of about ten or so per year. He has made instruments for such greats as Stanley Clarke, Anthony Jackson and Les Claypool, as well as created the first electric 6-string bass, piccolo bass, set-neck heel block design and was the first to experiment with different scale lengths. All of his instruments are custom order, hand crafted and completely unique; there is no assembly line. Styles range from four string piccolo basses, to guitars, all the way to six string basses and even more exotic instruments.