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Rikkers Custom Bass Guitar Models


Rikkers bass guitars have stood for traditionally built exclusivity since 1983, whatever your wishes, we will probably make them come true. Our line of Rikkers bass guitars consists of three models. In addition, we regularly build traditional bass models such as the Jazzbass or Precision.

Always several Custom Bass Guitars in stock


We continuously build top instruments according to our own taste and insight. We always have several custom basses in stock. We also build custom bass guitars, completely according to the wishes of the musician. Are you looking for a specific sound? Or do you have specific wishes in terms of playing comfort? We take all the time to advise you on matters such as a continuous or screwed neck, wood types, pickups and electronics. Please feel free to drop by. We build your bass completely custom-made, almost anything is possible.


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Tone wood for bass guitars


If you have been making bass guitars for more than 40 years, you have purchased a lot of wood. Rikkers Gitaarbouw has plenty of tonewood in stock, sometimes more than 70 years old. In recent years we have been working more and more with local (Dutch, German, European) tone wood species, but we also have exotic species available. Come and talk to us – we can always come up with a good recipe for your instrument.



We regularly make instruments with a sleek high-gloss finish. In recent years, our personal preference has been for a more natural finish that makes the wood types look fantastic. We use a process we devised and extensively tested in which we protect the instrument with an epoxy layer in the wood and a natural finish of hardening oil and wax on the wood. This is a musician-friendly, wood-friendly and environmentally friendly way of finishing and produces the typical ‘Rikkers’ look.

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