Ordering, Warranty Information & FAQs
How to Order:
The easiest way is to give me a call or send an email.  I usually have
several instruments available and ready to ship.  I can send photos,
provide details and give you a price for each instrument based
on the options.

If none of the currently available instruments are what you are
looking for we can get started on your semi-custom build. A $100
deposit is required to commission a bass.  No huge deposit, just
a small non-refundable down payment to make sure you are as
serious about buying a bass as I am about building it.

You Pay the balance when the bass is ready to ship which takes
three months after work is started.  The balance is payable by
certified bank check, credit card or paypal.  If you pay the
balance with credit card or paypal, buyer will be charged 3%
processing fee.

Limited Lifetime Warranty:
Christopher Bass Guitar DBG comes with lifetime (of builder)
warranty of workmanship and materials to the original owner.
Nut, saddle, strings and finish not warrantied. Warranty does
not cover abuse or misuse. Tuners are warrantied 2 years.
Electronics are warrantied for 1 year through K&K Sound.
Gig-Bag Warrantied through Studio Slips LLC, Hardshell case
warrantied through G&G case company. In the event warranty
work is needed customer will pay shipping costs (including
insurance for full cost of bass) to transport the bass to Christopher
Bass Guitar.  Christopher Bass Guitar will pay shipping cost to
return bass to the customer.

FAQs:
Does Master Grade Wood Sound the Best?
No.  The difference between A-grade and Master Grade wood is
cosmetic not tonal. All tops are made from Adirondack Red Spruce
that I cut and dry myself.  Higher grade tops have more even color
and the grain is more even and straight.  Backs are Curly Soft Maple.
Higher grades have more figure, better color and little to no imperfections.

The DBG is a fully acoustic instrument, so the type and quality of wood is
critical to the sound, and every bass is built using wood with the highest
quality sound potential.  The best looking and most expensive wood does not
sound any better than the less expensive wood.  An A-grade top and back will
sound just as good as a Master Grade top and back. So, if you are someone
that likes beautiful fancy wood, splurge on the Master Grade!  But rest assured
no matter what you decide you will have an awesome sounding instrument!
                        A-Grade                                               Master Grade
The Double-Bass Guitar vs. "Hollow-Body" Basses:
Plain and simple, the typical ES-335 type "hollow body" bass has a solid block of wood under
the bridge that STOPS the top from vibrating, while the DBG is a fully acoustic instrument
built in the same manner as a double bass.  No block of wood supports the top under the
bridge.  The top is designed and carved to fully support the pressure of the strings, while
at the same time vibrate freely.  The top on the DBG does not merely influence the sound
of the bass, it creates the sound of the bass, giving the DBG a rich, fully acoustic tone.

The Double-Bass Guitar vs. Acoustic Basses:
Imagine a flat, square sheet of thin metal about a foot wide.  Strike that sheet with a
hammer and what sound does it make?  Uncontrolled thunder.  Now imagine that
same piece of metal stamped into a  large hubcap and strike it again.  What sound
does it make?  A sharp bell-like ringing "tone".  That's the difference between a
flat top instrument and an archtop instrument at it's most basic.  The archtop
sound is more focused and more powerful than the flat top.  This is not to say
one is always better than the other, but in this case, carving the DBG's top to
focus on projecting the critical low-mid and mid frequencies is what sets it
apart from typical acoustic basses.