Felipe is a luthier from our hometown Burgos who splits his working schedule between repairs/set ups and instrument building with a unique approach.
This model is a completely orginal design and it is aptly called Helix. It features a Iroko neck that is incredibly stable. So much actually that there's a fixed truss rod. No need for an adjustable one (same concept as Vigier instruments or even an upright bass).
Scale length is 34" and nut width is just 35mm so it is incredible fast and easy to play.
The special design headstock allows the string to travel in a straight line from the brass nut.
Two ceramic Single coil pickups are used along with passive electronics. There's a very strong signal from the pickups and a lot of punch too.
The high mass bridge is perfect for transmitting the strings vibrations into the body.
The marble like finish is simply astonishing. There are some minor imperfections in specific areas of the finish (especially around the rear electronics cover plate) but this is totally normal on a 100% handmade bass.
To sum up: an orginal handmade bass that looks amazing, plays great and sounds full and rich.
Felipe Luthier Helix Bass