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Offer of guitars and double basses

Erman Archtop Guitars and Double Basses are custom made and handcrafted. Each guitar is unique, made specially for the musician who plays it.

Guitars SSC
SSC Guitars
Guitars DSC
DSC Guitars
Guitars SRC
SRC Guitars
Guitars NC
NC Guitars
Double basses Erman
Double basses

SSC Guitars

Erman Guitars are customized to the needs and wishes of the client.

  • Single, Double Florentine or Venetian Cutaway, or non-cutaway fully hollow body
  • fully carved, graduated 16 -17-18˝ body, European spruce and flamed maple (AA …master)
  • Flamed maple C neck, mortoise and tenon, Bone nut 42-43-44-45 mm
  • Colour: all colours available; high or semi-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer, French polish
  • Wooden (ebony, palisander,…) tailpiece or
  • metal ABM tailpiece (chrome, gold or black finish)
  • Ebony bridge and fretboard with diamond and triangle mother of pearl inlays
  • 21 extra hard or stainless steel frets
  • Schaller tuners (chrome, gold or black finish)
  • Schaller straplock end button (chrome, gold or black finish)
  • Multilayer binding on the body and neck (klasik, rustikal, deluxe)
  • Dual action truss rod
  • Pickup: Client's choice: Kent Armstrong, Haeussel, Shadow, KK piezo, active MIXER...
  • Pickguard available upon request
  • Hardshell case included
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SSC guitar audio
SSC17 fully bodied archtop guitar pickup (pick style)
European flamed maple for handcarved back, sides and neck; Strings: DAddario ECG25 flat wound, Pickup: Haeussel slim jazz + piezo bridge.
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SSC guitar audio
SSC17 fully bodied archtop guitar pickup (finger style)
European flamed maple for handcarved back, sides and neck; Strings: DAddario ECG25 flat wound, Pickup: Haeussel slim jazz + piezo bridge.
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SSC guitar audio
SSC17 fully bodied archtop guitar mix (pick style)
European flamed maple for handcarved back, sides and neck; Strings: DAddario ECG25 flat wound, Pickup: Haeussel slim jazz + piezo bridge.
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SSC guitar audio
SSC17 fully bodied archtop guitar mix (finger style)
European flamed maple for handcarved back, sides and neck; Strings: DAddario ECG25 flat wound, Pickup: Haeussel slim jazz + piezo bridge.
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SSC guitar audio
SSC17 fully bodied archtop guitar large diaphragm microphone and pickup (pick style)
European flamed maple for handcarved back, sides and neck; Strings: DAddario ECG25 flat wound, Pickup: Haeussel slim jazz + piezo bridge.
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SSC guitar audio
SSC17 fully bodied archtop guitar large diaphragm microphone and pickup (finger style)
European flamed maple for handcarved back, sides and neck; Strings: DAddario ECG25 flat wound, Pickup: Haeussel slim jazz + piezo bridge.
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SSC guitar audio
SSC17 fully bodied archtop guitar Stereo microphone and pickup (pick style)
European flamed maple for handcarved back, sides and neck; Strings: DAddario ECG25 flat wound, Pickup: Haeussel slim jazz + piezo bridge.
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SSC guitar audio
SSC17 fully bodied archtop guitar Stereo microphone and pickup (finger style)
European flamed maple for handcarved back, sides and neck; Strings: DAddario ECG25 flat wound, Pickup: Haeussel slim jazz + piezo bridge.
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SSC guitar audio
SSC17 fully hollow archtop guitar pickup (pick style)
European spruce for handcarved top, european flamed maple for handcarved back, sides and neck; Strings: DAddario ECG25 flat wound, Pickup: Haeussel slim jazz.
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SSC guitar audio
SSC17 fully hollow archtop guitar pickup (finger style)
European spruce for handcarved top, european flamed maple for handcarved back, sides and neck; Strings: DAddario ECG25 flat wound, Pickup: Haeussel slim jazz.
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SSC guitar audio
SSC17 fully hollow archtop guitar mix (pick style)
European spruce for handcarved top, european flamed maple for handcarved back, sides and neck; Strings: DAddario ECG25 flat wound, Pickup: Haeussel slim jazz.
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SSC guitar audio
SSC17 fully hollow archtop guitar mix (finger style)
European spruce for handcarved top, european flamed maple for handcarved back, sides and neck; Strings: DAddario ECG25 flat wound, Pickup: Haeussel slim jazz.
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SSC guitar audio
SSC17 fully hollow archtop guitar large diaphragm microphone and pickup (pick style)
European spruce for handcarved top, european flamed maple for handcarved back, sides and neck; Strings: DAddario ECG25 flat wound, Pickup: Haeussel slim jazz.
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SSC guitar audio
SSC17 fully hollow archtop guitar large diaphragm microphone and pickup (finger style)
European spruce for handcarved top, european flamed maple for handcarved back, sides and neck; Strings: DAddario ECG25 flat wound, Pickup: Haeussel slim jazz.
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SSC guitar audio
SSC17 fully hollow archtop guitar Stereo microphone and pickup (pick style)
European spruce for handcarved top, european flamed maple for handcarved back, sides and neck; Strings: DAddario ECG25 flat wound, Pickup: Haeussel slim jazz.
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SSC guitar audio
SSC17 fully hollow archtop guitar Stereo microphone and pickup (finger style)
European spruce for handcarved top, european flamed maple for handcarved back, sides and neck; Strings: DAddario ECG25 flat wound, Pickup: Haeussel slim jazz.
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SSC kitara audio
SSC17 fully hollow archtop guitar pickup+Mic (oberkrainer style)
European spruce for handcarved top, european flamed maple for handcarved back, sides and neck; Strings: DAddario ECG25 flat wound, Pickup: Schaller.
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SSC kitara audio
SSC17 fully hollow archtop guitar pickup+Mic (oberkrainer style)
European spruce for handcarved top, european flamed maple for handcarved back, sides and neck; Strings: DAddario ECG25 flat wound, Pickup: Schaller.
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SSC kitara audio
SSC17 fully hollow archtop guitar pickup+Mic (oberkrainer style)
European spruce for handcarved top, european flamed maple for handcarved back, sides and neck; Strings: DAddario ECG25 flat wound, Pickup: Schaller.
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DSC Guitars

Erman Guitars are customized to the needs and wishes of the client.

  • Single, Double Florentine or Venetian Cutaway, or non-cutaway fully hollow body
  • fully carved, graduated 16 -17-18˝ body, European spruce and flamed maple (AA …master)
  • Flamed maple C neck, mortoise and tenon, Bone nut 42-43-44-45 mm
  • Colour: all colours available; high or semi-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer, French polish
  • Wooden (ebony, palisander,…) tailpiece or
  • metal ABM tailpiece (chrome, gold or black finish)
  • Ebony bridge and fretboard with diamond and triangle mother of pearl inlays
  • 21 extra hard or stainless steel frets
  • Schaller tuners (chrome, gold or black finish)
  • Schaller straplock end button (chrome, gold or black finish)
  • Multilayer binding on the body and neck (klasik, rustikal, deluxe)
  • Dual action truss rod
  • Pickup: Client's choice: Kent Armstrong, Haeussel, Shadow, KK piezo, active MIXER...
  • Pickguard available upon request
  • Hardshell case included
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SRC Guitars

Erman Guitars are customized to the needs and wishes of the client.

  • Single, Double Florentine or Venetian Cutaway, or non-cutaway fully hollow body
  • fully carved, graduated 16 -17-18˝ body, European spruce and flamed maple (AA …master)
  • Flamed maple C neck, mortoise and tenon, Bone nut 42-43-44-45 mm
  • Colour: all colours available; high or semi-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer, French polish
  • Wooden (ebony, palisander,…) tailpiece or
  • metal ABM tailpiece (chrome, gold or black finish)
  • Ebony bridge and fretboard with diamond and triangle mother of pearl inlays
  • 21 extra hard or stainless steel frets
  • Schaller tuners (chrome, gold or black finish)
  • Schaller straplock end button (chrome, gold or black finish)
  • Multilayer binding on the body and neck (klasik, rustikal, deluxe)
  • Dual action truss rod
  • Pickup: Client's choice: Kent Armstrong, Haeussel, Shadow, KK piezo, active MIXER...
  • Pickguard available upon request
  • Hardshell case included
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SRC guitar audio
SRC17 fully hollow archtop guitar pickup (pick style)
European spruce for handccarved top, european flamed maple for handcarved back, sides and neck; Strings: DAddario EJ21, nickel wound, Pickup: Kent Armstrong hand wound adjustable single coil.
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SRC guitar audio
SRC17 fully hollow archtop guitar pickup (finger style)
European spruce for handccarved top, european flamed maple for handcarved back, sides and neck; Strings: DAddario EJ21, nickel wound, Pickup: Kent Armstrong hand wound adjustable single coil.
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SRC guitar audio
SRC17 fully hollow archtop guitar mix (pick style)
European spruce for handccarved top, european flamed maple for handcarved back, sides and neck; Strings: DAddario EJ21, nickel wound, Pickup: Kent Armstrong hand wound adjustable single coil.
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SRC guitar audio
SRC17 fully hollow archtop guitar mix (finger style)
European spruce for handccarved top, european flamed maple for handcarved back, sides and neck; Strings: DAddario EJ21, nickel wound, Pickup: Kent Armstrong hand wound adjustable single coil.
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SRC guitar audio
SRC17 fully hollow archtop guitar large diaphragm microphone and pickup (pick style)
European spruce for handccarved top, european flamed maple for handcarved back, sides and neck; Strings: DAddario EJ21, nickel wound, Pickup: Kent Armstrong hand wound adjustable single coil.
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SRC guitar audio
SRC17 fully hollow archtop guitar large diaphragm microphone and pickup (finger style)
European spruce for handccarved top, european flamed maple for handcarved back, sides and neck; Strings: DAddario EJ21, nickel wound, Pickup: Kent Armstrong hand wound adjustable single coil.
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SRC guitar audio
SRC17 fully hollow archtop guitar Stereo microphone and pickup (pick style)
European spruce for handccarved top, european flamed maple for handcarved back, sides and neck; Strings: DAddario EJ21, nickel wound, Pickup: Kent Armstrong hand wound adjustable single coil.
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SRC guitar audio
SRC17 fully hollow archtop guitar Stereo microphone and pickup (finger style)
European spruce for handccarved top, european flamed maple for handcarved back, sides and neck; Strings: DAddario EJ21, nickel wound, Pickup: Kent Armstrong hand wound adjustable single coil.
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NC Guitars

Erman Guitars are customized to the needs and wishes of the client.

  • Single, Double Florentine or Venetian Cutaway, or non-cutaway fully hollow body
  • fully carved, graduated 16 -17-18˝ body, European spruce and flamed maple (AA …master)
  • Flamed maple C neck, mortoise and tenon, Bone nut 42-43-44-45 mm
  • Colour: all colours available; high or semi-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer, French polish
  • Wooden (ebony, palisander,…) tailpiece or
  • metal ABM tailpiece (chrome, gold or black finish)
  • Ebony bridge and fretboard with diamond and triangle mother of pearl inlays
  • 21 extra hard or stainless steel frets
  • Schaller tuners (chrome, gold or black finish)
  • Schaller straplock end button (chrome, gold or black finish)
  • Multilayer binding on the body and neck (klasik, rustikal, deluxe)
  • Dual action truss rod
  • Pickup: Client's choice: Kent Armstrong, Haeussel, Shadow, KK piezo, active MIXER...
  • Pickguard available upon request
  • Hardshell case included
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Double basses offer

We offer classical double basses carved of solid European spruce and flamed maple in sizes of 1/4, 2/4, 3/4 and 4/4. We also offer semi-acoustic and electric double basses. The classic double basses have a fitted ebony fingerboard adapted to the specific needs of the musician. The special form fingerboard allows for low action along the entire length with no buzzing. The necks are reinforced with carbon truss rods. Our semi-acoustic and electric basses are custom made according to the preferences of the client. A wide range of select woods and shapes are available.

  • DOUBLE BASS MODEL: 1/4, 2/4, 3/4 and 4/4
  • GAMBA body shape
  • European spruce and flamed maple body
  • Comfortable neck reinforced with carbon truss rod
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Colour: rustikal (giving the appearance of an antique bass); semi-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer or French polish
  • German made machine heads (non-glossy)
  • Pickup: adapted to the specific needs of the musician (magnetic, piezo, kombination of both)
  • Thomastik Spirocore strings
  • Gig bag
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Kontrabas audio
Doublebass ¼ size mix: mic/pickup (Oberkrainer pizzicato Style)
European spruce for handcarved top, european flamed maple for handcarved back, sides and neck; Strings: Thomastik Spirocore flat wound, Pickup: Erman.
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Kontrabas audio
Doublebass ¼ size mix: mic/pickup (Oberkrainer pizzicato Style)
European spruce for handcarved top, european flamed maple for handcarved back, sides and neck; Strings: Thomastik Spirocore flat wound, Pickup: Erman.
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Kontrabas audio
Doublebass ¼ size mix: mic/pickup (Oberkrainer pizzicato Style)
European spruce for handcarved top, european flamed maple for handcarved back, sides and neck; Strings: Thomastik Spirocore flat wound, Pickup: Erman.
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Erman music instruments Quality craftsmanship and sound that you will enjoy.• Aleš Erman •
I create for your memorable music moments

Guitar and double bass making

Ales Erman is a highly skilled master luthier who makes high-end acoustic archtop guitars and double basses. You can choose between different models of hand-carved ERMAN archtop jazz guitars made from carefully selected and seasoned resonant European woods. All models have excellent projection, full and balanced sound, comfortable neck width, good action, high quality and excellent reliability. And every guitar is customized to the needs and wishes of the client.

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Guitar and double bass repairs

In addition to the listed services, the shop also performs all other necessary repairs and modifications for guitars and basses: set up and action adjustment, fret installation, fretboard replacement, Pick up mounting and repair, all neck and body repairs, finishing, buffing. I also offer consulting and assistance for servicing your instrument.

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I also offer consulting and assistance for choosing the right guitar or double bass for you.
Pricelist
Services pricelist
Guitar
 
Refret (18% nickel silver)
from 120 €
Refret (SS)
from 160 €
Fret dressing 18% nickel silver (includes set up)
70 €
Fret dressing SS (includes set up)
100 €
Neck relief, action, intonation
40 €
Archtop bridge sanded to match top contour (ex. Material and setup)
25 €
Fingerboard cleaning and oiling
30 €
Pickup Installation (ex. Material)
from 20 €
Control pot instalation (ex. Material)
10 €
Control TW pot instalation (ex. Material)
10 €
making new pickguard
from 100 €
Doublebass
 
Intonation, nut and bridge optimisation
30 €
bridge sanded to match top contour (ex. Material and setup)
from 30 €
Fretwork (18% nickel silver)
from 140 €
Pickup Installation
15 €
broken neck repair (ex. Refinishing)
from 50 €

These prices are estimates. Individual situations vary widely, and prices may be adjusted up or down accordingly. I am not tax payer.

Aleš Erman

Ales Erman is a highly skilled master luthier who makes high-end acoustic archtop guitars and double basses. Master Erman holds a bachelors degree in Wood Science and Technology. His instruments are created in the traditional way, with mostly hand tools. His instruments are also certificated as Slovenian Hand Made Products and he has received accolades from The Slovenian Chamber of Crafts. His traditional handmade guitars and double basses are of the highest quality. They are made of the fine quality woods. They come standard with a unique nitrocellulose finish that is the result of hand-applied traditional oil varnish and French polish.

  • Satisfaction comes first

    Just get me a bassisit's, and a drummer with brushes, and leave us alone for about two hours!!!! John S.

  • Zadovoljstvo na prvem mestu

    Sam sem mel priložmost probat več tvojih kitar in kontrabas...in res je vsa čast za tako kvalitetne izdelke! Primož T.

  • Bravo legenda!

    Bravo legenda! Spet en lep izdelek v čudovitih barvah... le tako naprej. Jure T.

  • Zufriedenheit kommt zuerst

    Die beste Oberkrainergitarre aller Zeiten. Das Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis ist einfach unerreicht. Daniel K.

  • Endlich hat das lange Warten ein Ende

    Endlich hat das lange Warten ein Ende. Dafür hat es sich aber auch ausgezahlt. Charlie R.

  • Getting better and better!

    They just keep getting better and better!! Roy R.

  • Kräftiger Klang

    Kräftiger Klang, langes Sustain und leicht zu spielen. Auch die Technik ist perfekt eingebaut und man merkt die Freude von Ales Erman an seinem Beruf. Und der Name Erman steht für Qualität. Franz Reindl

  • Toller Sound!

    Gitarre mit Piezo und Zoller klingt auf dynacord Star super!!! Toller Sound! Daniel Mair.

  • Erman je top

    Nimaš kaj. Erman je top. Matic Šebenik

  • Bravo!

    Erman macht sehr gut klingende Gitarren. Bravo! Köll Josef.

  • Deeper and richer sound

    Yours have a deeper and richer sound. Paul Kelly. Your beautiful guitars will blow any others clean away.

  • Gorgeous!

    OMG, those are gorgeous! Paul G. Allan

  • Vrhunska znamka kitare

    Erman ostaja vrhunska znamka kitare. Imaš najboljše kitare za Oberkrajn. Amen. Uroš Urankar

  • Die besten Gitarren

    Die besten Gitarren aller Zeiten !!! Gerhard Rohrer

  • Der Sound ist einfach nur Perfekt!

    Hallo Aleš, ...das ist wieder wie gewohnt von dir eine richtig gute und schöne Gitarre!!! Der Sound ist einfach nur Perfekt!... Michael Probst

  • Bin sehr begeistert

    Ich durfte alle 7 Gitarren bei Günni antesten und bin sehr begeistert. Eigentlich will ich gar keine andere Gitarre mehr spielen. Rainer Stoll

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