Welcome to Drake Custom Bass

My name is Andrew Drake and I build handmade, custom, built to order, bass guitars.  I specialize in 33 inch and 32 inch medium scale bass guitars as well as 34 and 35 inch long scale basses.  I build one-off customer designed instruments including solid body basses, semi-hollow basses, and headless bass designs.  I started building in 2005 and opened Drake Custom in 2010.  I am located in Nevada, Iowa, USA.

Drake instruments are true handcrafted instruments as each instrument is crafted by me, in my small shop, with basic shop tools.   Since the work is all done by hand, customers can literally choose every specification of the instrument from the body shape and neck carve, to electronics and hardware.  I strive to work with the customer to create an instrument that will fit their needs and surpass their expectations.  Each customer has my utmost 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.

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