"Custom" eBay Basses

Hey everyone. I recently found these “custom” basses on eBay and I just wanted to know what your opinion is on these. Judging by the description, it looks like the seller mixed and matched parts from different basses to create these “Frankenstein” basses. Seems pretty cool to me. Lemme know what you think.

“Custom” J Bass: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284053035803?hash=item4222e15b1b:g:KQMAAOSwwstgmE6N

“Custom” P Bass: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284053048446?hash=item4222e18c7e:g:81IAAOSwsiVgmE~6


Hm, so he salvages parts from old/derelict basses and puts them together to make a “new” bass!?! Is there a deeper philosophy behind this? Are all these one-offs or is he repeating certain combinations? I guess some people might find this an interesting (experimental) approach, but I wouldn’t call this “custom”…

If I ever wanted a custom bass, it would be me deciding with the luthier to get exactly the parts I like :wink:


Just apropos, here is Gregor’s view on custom basses and why they not always come out as hoped for (fast forward to around 11:00 for that particular part):

(He is ad libbing much more than normal, which is quite funny at times :grin:)