Musicality of a vibrating musical instrument begins from the material selection, and a 5-stringed bass is one of the most challenging instrument types in this regard to perfect. The super low frequencies set very special demands for both the tonewood and the design – and I have been fortunate on both fronts – the Deluxe-5 certainly delivers the goods.

Thermo treatment plays a crucial role in making an exceptional 5-stringed bass. The Deluxe 5 body is made of spanish cedar with thermo treated arctic birch top of your choice. The 35″ scale bolt-on-neck is made of thermo treated maple. You can choose the fretboard from our familiar options: rosewood, ebony, thermo treated arctic birch and thermo treated maple.

Those who are familiar with my work know that the Bass Builder is a great tool to customize the Steam to fit perfectly to your taste. Please read also more about my philosophy of tone and playability – and learn more about our special wood species, neck profiles, frets, hardware, finishes and other features and options from the specifications section of this website.


For your inspiration – here are some 5-stringed Steam Deluxe basses we’ve made. When you plan ordering your own custom bass from me, feel free to ask me about any type of custom options!


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Many of you familiar with my work already know that our online tool - the Guitar Creator - is an ingenious way to configure the specs of your dream guitar. But that’s not the only way - there are many more options how you can buy my instruments.

order a custom instrument

You can simply email or give me a call and we’ll begin a good old one-on-one dialogue about what your perfect custom guitar could be.


buy from our page

Waiting many months for a custom made instrument is not everybody's cup of tea. If you want it fast see what we have in stock right now.


buy from a dealer

Our family of dealers around the world has guitars available too. A hint - a great option also for those who want to trade in another guitar!


You can buy our instrument using trusted banking method of your choice. Our instruments are also insured in case of accident of transport