Bassically Bass Guitars
Your source for
Atelier Z bass Guitars.













Continental United States Only!

About Us

 When it comes to bass specialty shops, BassicallyBassGuitars, LLC are the new guys. But what we bring to the party is over 50 years in the bass guitar industry. Our combined experience as bass players, retail bass specialists, clinicians, manufacturer’s reps, and importers and distributors of instruments and amplification, all add up to experiences that you can count on to bring you sound advice and extraordinary tools for your trade.

BassicallyBassGuitars is your source for Atelier Z Bass Guitars, curated pre-owned basses/bass gear, and expertly sourced and vetted accessories for the contemporary bassist. Every manufacturer we represent has a proven legacy in their design, innovation, quality of manufacturing, and attention to detail assuring you quality and value for your money. Whether it is a brand new Atelier Z bass or one of our curated used offerings, you can be assured of receiving a superbly set up bass guitar accurately represented by our comprehensive on-line description. Our ever expanding selection of bass accessories are designed to compliment your instrument and your art with substantial function and quality.

Our product and manufacturer’s selection will continue to grow in our efforts to offer you the finest in products, sales, and service. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you.

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Now in Stock!

New Atelier Z Beta 4 Deluxe

This new model features a 2 piece Ash body, 34" scale length, 24 frets, Luminlay side dots, active 3 band EQ, crafted in Japan, gig bag, and more! $1695.00! FREE SHIPPING!

Beta 5 Deluxe JHJ also now in stock, $2075.00! FREE SHIPPING! 

Hit the SHOP NOW button for more details and specifications.


Coming Soon!


We have scoured the Earth in search of high quality, hand crafted leather straps for the discerning bass guitarist. We found Ergo-Straps in Chile, and they certainly fit the bill. 

Ergo-Straps feature 2", 3", and 4" widths, deep luxuriously rich colors, supple and long lasting high quality leather construction, multiple styles, and thick padding for maximum comfort and weight distribution. 

The perfect strap from which to suspend your bass. In stock soon!


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The Atelier Z Story

The Atelier Z Story

Crafting masterpiece quality bass guitars since 1989, Atelier Z has established a loyal following of bass players around the world. Using a combination of expertly cured Ash and Maple, Atelier Z artisans construct basses that are ergonomic, well balanced, lightweight, and articulate. The tonal pallet of these basses spans the entire spectrum from round and mellow to crystal clarity, regardless of genre, you’re able to dial in the perfect tone. You will experience satin and gloss finishes that are luxuriously smooth to the touch, rich in color, and durable to withstand the rigors of the road. The necks, available in gloss or satin, are perfectly contoured with a smooth taper and an “oh so familiar” feel. Bound fingerboards, expert inlays, Gotoh tuning machines, and your choice of 20, 21, or 24 fret models ensures a neck suited for everyone’s taste. 

Atelier Z basses are equipped with either their own proprietary pickups, Seymour Duncan, Delano, or Aguilar pickups depending on the model. 

Like the painter’s palate of colors, the preamp choices offered by Atelier Z allow the player to sculpt whatever tone is necessary to suit the groove. Utilizing Atelier Z’s Original preamp,  Aguilar, or Bartolini preamps, crafting your personal signature tone has never been easier.

Each bass is shipped safely nestled in Atelier Z’s own custom soft case designed for portability, protection, and storage of necessary accessories.


Custom Orders

Custom Order Process

We are happy to custom  order the Atelier Z bass of your dreams. The current build time is 5 months from receipt of order and 25% non-refundable deposit. Spec out your bass from the choices provided, or feel free to email us to discuss something truly over the top. In either case, email us your request and we will send you a price estimate as well as any other design detail concerns, suggestions, or affirmations.

Choose Model

The following Atelier Z Bass models are available for custom order in 4, 5, or 6 string. 

Fretted or fretless.

M-Series: 34" Scale, 20 fret 4 string, 

21 fret 5 & 6 string.

Beta-Series: 34" Scale 24 fret 4, 5 & 6 string.

Choose Finish

All Atelier Z basses are constructed with 2 piece ash bodies and maple necks with maple or pau ferro fingerboards. Transparent and opaque colors are available in either gloss or satin as well as burned finishes with transparent colors. Burned finishes are exactly what they sound like, a torch flame is applied to the ash body enhancing and highlighting the grain structure. Natural and transparent colors look absolutely fabulous over this technique. Please review our online basses for color examples, if you don't see your desired color, just let us know and we will email you availability and a sample picture.

Choose Electronics and Pickups

Atelier Z offers their own pickups as well as offerings from Seymour Duncan, Delano, and Aguilar in J and HB designs. Preamp choices include the Atelier Z EQ-12, Aguilar OPB-1, 2, and 3, and Bartolini XTCT, NTBT, 

NTMB, and MCT-375. Also offered is Atelier Z's Spectrum Boost Circuit as found on standard M series instruments.

Additional Feature Choices

You may also choose your hardware color:  chrome, black, or gold. 

Fretboard inlay: dots or block (black or white), or none.

Pickguard/control panel color: clear, pearl, 3-ply, or delete pick guard and/or control panel entirely.

Hipshot detuners.

Maple or pau ferro fingerboards.

Natural or painted maple fretless fingerboards.

Tuners: Gotoh or Schaller.

Pickup fence.

Gig bag or hardshell case (gig bag or case must be ordered with instrument).

More options by request.

Terms & Returns

We guarantee that all products are as described, and are Brand New with the exception of clearly identified used pieces. BassicallyBassGuitars offers a 48 hour trial period for your bass guitar. Any and all returns require a Return Authorization number which may be obtained from our Customer Service Department. Regardless of reason for return, all shipping charges are the responsibility of the customer. We ship for free, however there is a charge for shipping which we pay, that cost is passed on to the customer in the event of a return. The instrument must be returned as it was shipped including the original packing materials, gig bag/soft case/case, wrenches, and certificate, etc..  Any instrument that has been modified, adjusted, pickups replaced, scratched, dinged, gigged with, custom ordered, or damaged (by the customer) in any way will not be eligible for return. All shipping charges are based on deliveries within the continental United States. If you are ordering from Alaska, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico please contact us for a shipping quote. Domestic sales only. All purchases are directed and completed through PayPal.



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Gallery of SOLD Atelier Z Basses

M265 Custom Plus JHJ


Transparent red over 2 piece ash body.

34" scale, 21 frets, bound fingerboard, white block inlay, black hardware. Atelier Z J and HB pickups, Bartolini XTCT plus Spectrum Boost preamp.

M245A Custom


Transparent white gloss over 2 piece ash body. 34" scale, 20 frets, bound fingerboard, black block inlay, Aguilar Super Double pickups and OPB-3 preamp, black hardware.

M245 Custom Plus JHJ


White gloss over 2 piece ash body.

34" scale, 20 frets, bound fingerboard and white block inlay. Atelier Z Original J and HB pickups, Bartolini XTCT preamp with Spectrum Boost, black hardware.