Welcome to Drake Custom Bass

My name is Andrew Drake and I have been crafting high quality, handmade, custom guitars and basses since 2005. In 2010 I moved my shop to Nevada, Iowa where where I opened Drake Custom Bass and Guitar.  A small luthier shop where I specialize in building medium and long scale bass instruments as well as 6 and 7 string guitars.

Drake instruments are truely handcrafted instruments as I build each instrument one at a time with special attention to function, fit, feel, frets, and finish.  All work is performed by me in my shop with basic woodworking tools and lots of work hours.  I carve my own necks and bodies by hand so that I can custom fit the instrument for the player’s needs .    I do not build show pieces, but instruments made to withstand the day to day use of an active musician and still look, sound, and play great.

I strive to work with the customer to create an instrument that surpasses their expectations.  An instrument that performs well and feels natural in their hands.  An instrument that they will be proud to own.  In doing so, each customer gets my upmost attention and receives great customer service during and after the build.

Please check out my Gallery section to see a sampling of my work. I have current projects under way in the “Featured Builds” section. There you can see progress being made on customer builds.

Interested parties can contact me via the “Info” page.
Thanks for looking,
Andrew Drake