You don’t hear many stories of an artisan who relocates from Barcelona, Spain, to Canton, Ohio. But I’m sure glad that it has happened at least once in history, because it means that as a fellow Ohioan, I get to lay (partial) claim to Oscar Prat. Oscar makes truly custom instruments, and he does so with zest and originality.
When we posted photos from Summer NAMM in June, there was a huge uproar over pictures that included custom extended range basses by luthier Oscar Prat. We showed an 8-string and a 12-string bass, and the debate on what qualifies as a bass was on!