Luthier in France,
Bass & guitars

Unconventional, not for creative purposes but out of necessity. Revisiting this old instrument that is the electric bass.

Optimizing mechanical, aesthetic and sound properties. Some people swear by digital, but here time stood still, it is the hand that speaks. Meeting everyone’s requirements, and ensuring the delivery of an exceptional bass. This is in a few words the meaning of my job.


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A little history

Sébastien Aquilina, a bassist musician, naturally turned to the making of this instrument. He graduated in 1998 from the London Guild Hall University and then from ITEMM “European technological institution for the music professions”. He continues his apprenticeship at the LAG workshop, Gilles POURTOY, KOPO Lutherie, Rennes, Brittany.

It was at the end of 2003 that the Aquilina Basses workshop opened its doors in Rennes, Brittany.

With models from 4 to 7 strings, Aquilina Basses is best known for his accomplishments for Richard Bona, Etienne Mbappé, Kevin Reveyrand, Pascal Celma, Chip Shearin, Edo Castro… and why not you?



NAMM Best of Show Awards 2013

Aquilina Basses was the award winner of the coveted Best of show, received at the NAMM 2013, for the Shelby model with an acoustic chamber.


A great sound

I am the FOH mixer for Christopher Cross’s Australian tour. I have been very impressed with the sound of Kevin Reveyrand’s bass. It is so clear in my mix. I never have to struggle to make it heard without interfering with the overall mix. All the notes are at an even level so I rarely have to adjust the level throughout the show. I know that the player is the most important part of making any instrument sound good and Kevin is an excellent+ player, but I also can tell that his bass is a cut above. Ross Pallone (FOH Mixer for Christopher Cross, Alan Parsons, Chris Isaak, David Benoit).

Aquilina quality

Quality wood

All our species have more than 15 years of drying, to guarantee you the best stability possible

A single instrument

As close as possible to your expectations, to deliver you the ideal instrument

Careful finishing

Lifetime warranty on violin making and 3 years on deck fittings

An exceptional sound

The only French luthier to win the prestigious NAMM Best of Show

Bands & artists
Click to see video

Richard Bona

Chanteur et bassiste camerounais récompensé aux Victoires du jazz

Pierrick Biffot

Compositeur, arrangeur, interprète et professeur de musique

Etienne M’BAPPE

John Mc Laughlin

Kevin Reveyrand

Charles Aznavour / Patrick Bruel / Christopher Cross

Pascal Celma

Magyd Cherfi / Head Bangers

Hadrien Ferraud

Bassiste de jazz

Franklin Peredo


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