How it all started
All Adamovic basses are designed and hand built by Nikola Adamovic.
His passion for making basses started in the 1990's, with the modifications of his own instruments and later on for others. After reading many guitar building and guitar repair books and customizing several basses, he started to build them from scratch. Soon, people started to get interested in his instruments. The decision was made: Adamovic Basses was founded in 2001.
In 2002 Nikola closed the doors of the company to study guitar building and repairs at the Roberto Venn School of Luthiery. He studied guitar building with great teachers like John Reuter, Robert Mazullo and many others. He attended lectures on guitar repair from great people like Frank Ford, John Eaton, Jack Schwartz (Fender), Kelly Butler (Gibson custom shop, first Act) and many more. Since his graduation Nikola worked full time building and repairing guitars and basses.
The art of bass design
Looking at the basses available and talking with professional bassists at the time it occurred to Nikola that most people focused on the sound and the looks of a bass, forgetting about one of the most important things: ergonomics. He realized that there was a lot to be improved in bass design. He started experimenting with designs that not only sounded great and looked cool but had improved ergonomics. Now the Adamovic Basses are known for their superb ergonomics as well as their sound quality.
At this moment
Over the first years Nikola has been developing his skills and shared them with others giving bass building lessons. Also his knowledge of woods and their properties resulted in becoming the "musical woods advisor" and writer of the "wood properties pages" for the Amsterdamsche Fijnhouthandel, the biggest store in the Netherlands that is specialized in exotic woods.
With the growing demand for the Adamovic basses there was no time anymore for all the activities and the focus is now on the building, the thing he loves doing most!