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Eric, Jack, Chris, and I know there are others who I saw but didn’t meet ( too busy working!) including Gary,
This note has been a long time coming.
I’d like you all to know what a great experience it was doing business with you. From the process of selecting the options for my Upton bass to the utter efficiency in dealing with my consignments (I was stunned how quickly you moved those!), it just made the whole process, start to finish, a pleasure. I haven’t been in every luthier’s shop in New England, just a few, but have never felt more comfortable than I did during my four or five visits to Upton. (Believe me, this is important to players, such as myself, who are self taught and self conscious) ‘nough said!
The bass? Why didn’t I do this a long time ago? It has surpassed my expectations and I can feel it breaking in, opening up as you say, so it’s only getting better. Love picking it up at home. The neck feels so comfortable and my access to upper range is easier than any of my other basses. The break angle at the heel of the neck (terminology?) is very sure, not sharp. I know when I hit that position right where I am. Kind of a new experience for me! My performances are always “plugged” and the first time I set up at a venue that I play every week I was amazed at the volume, tone and clarity before feedback. When I met with Jack recently he thought the Rev pickup might be a little too snug, but we decided not to touch it. Uh oh, something’s very right!
I had a moment to thank Chris for his varnish work. It’s just beautiful! Not too dark, as I asked, and the texture of the grain of the carved top ( how do you do that? ) and the aged tuners give it a refinement that I, for one, really appreciate.
Congratulations to you all! You’re changing for the better the way a luthier shop is conceived and operated, thank you.
Dear Upton Bass,
Received my Upton Laminated on Mar 14, 2016; let me tell you, the look, feel and attention to detail on this instrument is nothing short of stellar for the price point. Eric and Jack answered every concern and were truly generous in sending teaser pics. Shipping process was thoroughly explained and the “Da-la-Ville” bag turned out to be a perfect add-on. I unpacked the beauty and played daily. Once I got my hand strength back, the first gig on it was unbelievable; sound was rich, full and well defined. Everyone made comments that night and my gigs have definitely increased as a result.
THANK YOU for having a passion for what you do and providing a USA made, quality, (non- shiny) instrument for the masses. Wishing you and your Team continued success!