There’s No Substitute….
For a Bunker Bass
About four years ago, I walked into David Bunker
Guitars not knowing what I was about to get into. Originally, I was looking
for some parts for an acoustic that I was restoring. Much to my surprise, I
learned very quickly this was no ordinary guitar store. His shop walls were
decorated with some of the most beautiful guitars I’d ever seen. Behind the counter was the owner, Dave
playing what I came to discover as a Touch Guitar™. It was a double necked,
combination of guitar and bass, all in one. He was playing some old rock and
roll, and then quickly switching to blues and then maybe some jazz. I was
blown away by this unusual instrument with its’ amazing capabilities and sound quality. See the thing that left
me awestruck, was that he was playing both necks, and both parts at
the same time. The sound was clean,
without any kind of finger noise or distorted tone what so ever. I soon
discovered he was the creator and builder of these fine instruments.
Needless to say, I was intrigued, like a little boy in a candy shop. Soon I
realized he also made a complete line of bass guitars as well. Bass, being
my first love, I wanted to get my hands on one of these beauties. Well,
that was it. I was sold. I picked up a 355 five-string and fell in love. It
was the most amazing playing and sounding instrument I’d ever played. From the five
piece laminated tension-free neck to the independent bridge pieces with
fine tuners. From the exotic flamed maple top to the choice EMG soapbars w/
the upgraded BTC circuit. I couldn’t
have asked for anything more in a bass. Soon after that, Dave built
me my own 355 headless. Everywhere I played, out or in the studio, people
would ask me, “Who made that guitar?”
Since then, he’s built a 356 fretted and a 356 fretless for me. Now,
I must admit, I’ve owned other
high end basses in the interim, whose names will remain nameless. And
every time I find myself wondering why? The Bunker basses far exceed the
quality and craftsmanship of any other comparable brand. I’ve since sold off all my other
basses. Now, you may be asking yourself if Dave has asked me to put
this little promo together for him. The answer is NO. For a long time, I’ve wanted an opportunity to
tell anyone thinking about ordering one of his creations, to consider this:
How much time and money are you willing to spend on another brand, hoping
to get this kind of sound and playability, when there is a better choice
for the same price. Take the BUNKER CHALLENGE!!! Do the research, compare
all the brands, you will not find a better value for this caliber of
craftsmanship. You will want to own one of these babies.
THERE’S JUST NO
SUBSTITUE FOR A BUNKER!
Mike newest bass.
Thanks Mike, Dave Bunker
6 string spalted 35" scale bass
copper lining, pocketed
balance and tone
Shown here are some of the new
model TG2000 Touch Guitars™ in there final stage of production. They
are available in (shown) Translucent Blue, Translucent Green, Natural Quilt
or flame and can be ordered in almost all popular exotic woods.
This is a custom TG-in Brazilian Rosewood.
check out our Exclusive(patented) Through BodyBridge,
standard on all of our new TG-2000 Touch Guitars™
With the Bunker Independent Bridge Design each string has
its very own bridge assembly.
This eliminates vibrations
between strings, which at low frequencies, causes standard type bridges to
Machined with the care
normally afforded a fine Swiss watch, ingots of quality Bell Brass and fine
steel are transformed into elegant, precision devices. They are even
equipped with Fine-tuners for each string to help make
"tuning-on-the-fly" a breeze.
These fine bridges are
included on all of our solid body basses. They are also available as
retro-fit parts that come in a kit with full documentation for easy
installation on the bass you already own.
With the Bunker Independent
Bridge Design... Notes sound crisp, vibrant and clear and sustain is