models

  • j5 modern 22

    Contemporary styling and playability with 22 frets and a 35" scale.

    Starts at $1699 buy

  • j5 classic 22

    Classic styling and playability with 22 frets and a 35" scale.

    Starts at $1599 buy

  • j5 modern 24

    Contemporary styling and playability with 24 frets and a 34" scale.

    Starts at $1799 buy

  • j5 classic 24

    Classic styling and playability with 24 frets and a 34" scale.

    Starts at $1699 buy

  • j4 modern 22

    Contemporary styling and playability with 22 frets and a 34" scale.

    Starts at $1599 buy

  • j4 classic 22

    Classic styling and playability with 22 frets and a 34" scale.

    Starts at $1399 buy

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features

  • zero-fret with tilted headstock

    Enjoy better playability and consistent tone in open positions. A tilted headstock provides downward pressure without a string retainer.

  • it’s all in the details

    Accent lines, recessed knobs, impeccable fretwork, pristine finishes and tightly-fitting joints are just some of the incredible details in these basses

  • incredible wood

    Gorgeous woods are the hallmark of a devon bass. Selected for visual and tonal aesthetics, they're not painted because there's nothing to hide.

  • tone channels

    A lighter, less fatiguing and resonant instrument is accomplished through a series of channels routed under the top of each instrument.

  • magnetic covers

    Not only visually appealing, the innovative cover design on the modern models make changing batteries a snap.

  • multi-laminate neck construction

    Even with graphite stabilization bars, 1-piece necks can warp, bend or twist. 3-piece necks are much more stable and they are standard features.

  • bent top with accent veneer

    Our beautiful tops are bent around the core body wood so that the entire top surface showcases itself.

  • threaded inserts

    Because they’re secure, strong and won’t strip like wood, devon basses use threaded inserts for fastening the neck, pickguards and pickups.

  • graphite

    Three times stiffer than steel on a weight-to-weight basis, every devon bass has graphite rods embedded using high-quality pultruded graphite.

buy your bass

Choose from among the following Devon basses in finished inventory.

  • #1603

    Vintage Prototype, $1350

    details

  • #1501

    J5 modern 22, $2349

    details

  • #1503

    J5 modern 22, $3499

    details

about

A short while ago, I was searching for images of basses among all my digital photos. As I was looking, there were mostly family photos dating back more than 2 decades. A few photos of some of my first basses brought back some rich memories. Mixed in were photos of old homes, cars, projects and vacations. Yet among all that life brought, it was the photos of my wife and daughter that really brought sentimental thoughts. It reminded me of how blessed I am by God in so many ways.

As passionate as I am about building bass guitars, it's only part of who I am. If I were to describe who I am to someone, I might explain them that I'm a husband, a father, an artist, a designer, a musician, a leader and a luthier. Yet it's all these things that make up who I am and contribute to the basses I build. I create fantastic instruments and better serve the musicians who play them because of my life experiences. Perhaps this is why over half the players who purchase my basses already own one.

You feel confident knowing I've been building basses since 1990 and know how to handcraft a beautiful instrument that both sounds and plays fantastically. More importantly, it's what happens after you purchase an instrument from me. But rather than tell you, I'd like to recommend you do your own research and see what other owners have to say. That said, I'd love to build a bass for you!

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