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Marco Bass Guitars

 

 

 

Instruments that change lives

About us

Marco Cortes is a bass player and a highly skilled luthier who started his career in Brazil. In his factory in Brazil, he produced a variety of stringed instruments from electric and acoustic guitars to electric basses, mandolins, mini guitars, etc. He also had the opportunity to work in a guitar factory in Japan which gave him a new perspective in excellent finishing work, besides the enrichment of knowing a new culture. Marco also builds his own pickups which have a very distinctive sound and quality. His instruments are built with the finest woods and they reflect his intense creativity and futuristic vision to always excel and improve in his work.

Listen to your fellow bass players

Marco built the bass of my dreams for me. It looks killer, and sounds as awesome as it gets. I have it for more than one year now and the bass keeps surprising me and putting a smile on my face every time I play it. Marco is an amazing luthier and a great person, but more than that he listens to what his customers want and need, and is then able to deliver beyond all expectations.

Antonio Maña

I love the sound and the smoothness of my 5 string Fretgroove. Given the option to select either the neck or bridge pickup let’s me get the tones I want, and adds a new dimensions to playing death metal. Killer tone, signature body; Marco’s attention to detail is what makes his bass guitars so unique. This bass is sure to turn heads in the metal community.

Justin Sakogawa

Everyone that has heard me play the bass has been really impressed with the sound. I must say it’s one of the best basses I’ve ever played. This bass has replaced all my others for studio and live work. I just wanted to say keep up the good work.

Robert Gifford

When I wanted a 6 string passive J bass with a great organic essence, of course I knew where to turn.I actually got more than what I asked for. I got a killer 6 string passive J bass(with Marco’s pickups) with the advantage of having a nice B and C string that sounded like it was actually part of the instrument. I can say with great confidence and high satisfaction that Marco did indeed deliver.

Jauqo III-X

I have been playing Marco bass guitars since 2008. They will remain my primary bass guitar for many years to come. They have amazing tone, exotic/gorgeous woods used, high grade hardware and those wonderful pickups that only Marco can make. One of the things I like most about my Marco is when another bass player tries my guitar and hearing them say, “OHHH, AHHH, Wow, amazing guitar.” I had the opportunity to meet Marco Cortes a while back. He is one of the kindest, sweet and delightful guys I have ever met.

Chuck Zendner

I can’t put this thing down Marco! You are a genius. Seriously I stopped and played it twice on the way home and I haven’t done anything but play this bass in like three hours! This bass is consistently amazing! Thanks Marco!

Daniel Nathaniel

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