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Incredible feel. Unbeatable tone.

From his humble beginnings in Sao Paulo carving basses from scrap wood using broken beer bottles, to his successful instrument factory in Brazil, to his time heading repairs in Tokai Guitar’s factory in Japan, to his current custom USA made instruments, Marco Cortes has honed a process to create basses and guitars that sound as incredible as they feel. From his hand shaped necks, to his handwound and cast pickups, every detail is designed to serve the playability and tone.


Listen to your fellow bass players

I finally got to play my new bass on a show last night. It was totally awesome. The biggest thing I noticed about the bass was how even the neck is. The superb fret dressing allows each note to sing perfectly one to the next…..The workmanship is outstanding, the care and love that Marco puts into his instruments is obvious and anyone who is lucky enough to have Marco make one of these beauties should feel truly blessed by the bass gods.

Thank you Marco for all the hard work and care you put into creating this masterpiece.
Marco is a wonderful person I count as a true friend, only surpassed by his professionalism and dedication to making each instrument he creates, the very best! If you have not yet had the pleasure of playing one of Marco’s creations….don’t waste any more time….get your hands on one NOW!

— Chuck Jacobs (Kenny Rogers Band)


— Erik “Pik Funk” Smith (Justin Timberlake, Janet Jackson, Rihanna)

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

I have had the distinct pleasure of meeting Marco a year and a half ago in Nashville at the NAMM show. The quality of workmanship on his basses is very high, he is a very gifted luthier. Last summer I purchased this P-bass from him and it has become one of the very few basses that I always take to recording sessions. The playability is second to none and the tone is righteous

— Craig Nelson (Nashville Session Musician)