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Bass Guitars

El Duende

5 String Bass

Construction: Neck Thru 7 pieces

(maple – bubinga – maple – wenge – maple - bubinga – maple)

Body : Top is Curly Maple / Back is African walnut

Scale lenght: 35 inch

Number of Frets: 24

Bridge: Hipshot

Pickups: Bartolini X55CBJD Bass Set

Tuners: Gotoh Compact Bass Tuner

Circuit: Active

Finish: Organic oil based

 

Designed and made by  ocekguitars in Turkey - 2018

All photos by Manolis Kritikos

El Duende

4 String Bass

Construction: Neck Thru 7 pieces (maple – wenge – maple – ebony – maple - wenge – maple)

Body: Top is Curly Maple / Back is walnut

Scale lenght: 35 inch

Number of Frets: 24

Neck Shape: Asymetric

Bridge: Hipshot

Pickups: Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound Jazz Bass Set

Tuners: Hipshot HB6C Ultralite

Circuit: Passive circuit with one volume, one tone control and blend

Designed and made by ocekguitars in Turkey - 2018

El Duende is the spirit of evocation. It comes from inside as a physical/emotional response to art. It is what gives you chills, makes you smile or cry as a bodily reaction to an artistic performance that is particularly expressive..

It is the power to attract through personal magnetism and charm.

In 1933 Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca gave a lecture in Buenos Aires titled “Play and Theory of the Duende” in which he addressed the fiery spirit behind what makes great performance stir the emotions:

“The duende, then, is a power, not a work. It is a struggle, not a thought. I have heard an old maestro of the guitar say, ”The duende is not in the throat; the duende climbs up inside you, from the soles of the feet.’ Meaning this: it is not a question of ability, but of true, living style, of blood, of the most ancient culture, of spontaneous creation … everything that has black sounds in it, has duende.”

Driada

5 String Bass

 

Construction: Neck Thru 5 pieces (maple – wenge – maple – wenge – maple)

Body : Top is Curly Maple / back is dark elm

Scale lenght: 35 inch

Number of Frets: 24

Bridge: Schaller 3D-5

Pickups: Seymour Duncan SJ5-3S J Set

Tuners: Gotoh

Circuit: Passive circuit with two volumes and one tone control

Designed and made by ocekguitars in Turkey - 2013

Driada is a Spanish word for Dryad which is a tree nymph, that is a female tree spirits, in Greek mythology. They were normally considered to be very shy creatures, except around the goddess Artemis, who was known to be a friend to most nymphs.