Exquisite basses, handmade in Holland

Rikkers custom bass guitars are synonymous with craftsmanship and exclusiveness ever since 1983. We handcraft our instruments to the highest degree of customization. Meaning most anything is possible. If you have specific musical demands, we’ll make it work for you. Our line of custom basses comprises four Rikkers models. Also, we build classic bass models such as the Jazzbass and Precision. In our workshop in Groningen, Holland, you are welcome to try our basses and get a good impression of their sound, looks and feel.

Dutch bass guitars featuring breathtaking woods

In our wood store we have a large variety of exotic tone woods with beautiful grain patterns. Therefore, most of our Dutch built bass guitars are recognizable by their stunning top layer. We prefer to finish our instruments with nitrocellulose lacquer. This provides a crystal clear shine and gives the grain pattern great depth and contrast. If you have specific requirements concerning woods and finish, just let us know. We’ll be glad to advise you on your ultimate dream bass.

Always several custom basses in stock

At Rikkers we’re continuously building basses according to our own ideas about sound and design. Therefore, we always have a selection of custom basses in stock. We also build fully customized basses, meeting players’ unique personal demands. Are you searching for a specific sound? Or do you have specific requirements in terms of playing comfort? At Rikkers we take the time to advise you on such matters as a neck-thru or bolt-on construction, wood types, pickups and electronics. Feel free to contact us. We’ll build your bass completely custom made, pretty much anything is possible.

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Making of a Rikkers Custom Bass

Ferdinand Rikkers shows the various aspects of bass guitar building. All choices you have as a bass player, are discussed. Ranging from the construction to wood types and pickups.