Joe Doe 'Lutetia' Bass Guitar by Vintage ~ Blueburst with Case



Sure the Joe Doe Lutetia bass looks pretty, with its floral patterned front and cutesy leaf decals -  but don’t be fooled. This bass guitar is designed to rattle teeth and shake foundations. 

Anyone who plays in a rock band knows the real power of music rests with the bass guitar and the kick drum. Take them away and all you’re left with is a vocalist flouncing around the stage looking for attention and a lead guitarist gurning out a familiar 12 bar blues solo. The Lutetia bass makes sure your sweaty, stage diving crowd not only hear the music, but feel it in their beer filled guts.  

The Joe Doe Lutetia is an exact recreation of the bass played by Lutetia Seydoux, a mythic pioneer of all things punk. Take a look at her story below - you won’t find any of this on Wiki.

The Story
“Punk bass player and visionary artiste Lutetia Seydoux is Anti-establishment, Anti-fascist and some would say Anti-music judging by ’Salut’, her 38 second song of ear piercing screams accompanied by the smashing of Limoges 19th century fine china.  You find her music challenging? Well that’s the point, because the world needs people like Lutetia Seydoux otherwise rules are never broken and boundaries are never pushed. The best example of Lutetia’s avant grade approach to music was during her one woman show at the Alores Club, Paris in December 1987. Lutetia turned the gig on its head by throwing her bass guitar into the crowd and demanding that they should perform to her. A riot ensued, multiple arrests were made, and Lutetia felt satisfied that an important piece of performance art had been created.

In 2003 Lutetia was invited to the Prix de la Culture ceremony to receive an award for her contributions to French music, but her expletive ridden acceptance speech meant the honour was quickly retracted (and regretted) by the event organisers. 

Shame on them for trying to contain a true visionary. Vive la punk!”.

The Specs

USA Alder body with floral pattern front, Blue Burst finish with tidy cream binding. 

Wilkinson WOPB / WOJB pickups mounted on transparent pick guard.

Master Volume, 2 Tone and blend pot.

Gold Wilkinson hardware throughout - WBBC bridge, WJBL200 tuners.

Fingerboard & Neck:
34” scale maple neck with finger friendly 12” radius, 20 frets, dipped in yesteryear amber.
Genuine rosewood fingerboard with pretty pearloid inlays.

GraphTech nut. 

Case: Joe Doe luxury hardshell case with case candy.

Certificate: Certificate of authenticity included.

Limited Edition of 100 'Lutetia' is an original Vintage® bass, designed and created by Joe Doe Guitars and the UK Vintage design team.

About Joe Doe

Joe Doe Guitars, maker of unique custom guitars with amazing back stories built in have teamed up with the Vintage® design team to create the 2023 Collection, a series of limited-edition guitars (just a hundred of each) that are hands down, like nothing you’ve ever seen before!

Constructed using the highly regarded Vintage® V6™, V52™, V100™ and V4™ chassis, Ben Court, originator of Joe Doe Guitars has applied his signature blend of art, design, and tall storytelling to create guitars with a history, character and soul all of their own, made to play as well as they look, and sound as good as you’d expect from a Vintage® guitar. So, when a Joe Doe Guitar is hanging on your wall it’s a work of art to be admired and discussed in hushed tones and when it’s hanging off your guitar strap, it’s pure musical inspiration.

Each Joe Doe Guitar features a characterful origin story, custom artwork, unique design details, Wilkinson hardware and pickups throughout, and a Joe Doe branded hard case.

Each guitar comes with an individually numbered authentication certificate and extra special ‘case candy’.

You can read the article with designer Ben Court Here. 

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