Win a stunning Marleaux Bass worth 5500 Euros!

Marleaux BassGuitars celebrates their 30th anniversary with the amazing "Marleaux Video Challenge“: Shoot your own Marleaux video and join in the "Marleaux Video Challenge“! Win a stunning Marleaux Bass worth 5500 Euros!

Want to win the bass of your dreams? To win this amazing Marleaux Consat Signature 5 String Neck Thru shoot a video of yourself (max. 3 min) showcasing "anything Marleaux“. Nah, you don’t have to play a Marleaux Bass - in fact you don’t even have to play any bass! You can create a poem, comedy, philosophy . . . any idea about Marleaux BassGuitars is great!

• Upload your video on Instagram, Facebook or Youtube
• Send the link—no later than October 1, 2021— to
• Share your clip to your friends and followers—get as many likes for your video as you can.

In early October, Marleaux BassGuitars will select the lucky winner by raffle from the 10 videos that received the most likes.  Want more info? Check out our conditions of participation and further information ...

Marleaux Consat Special Edition 5 review in español

Our friends from the spanish magazine "Bajos & Bajistas" wrote a fantastic review about our Consat Special Edition 5. You can read the full review in spanish language on their website:

Si buscas un instrumento cómodo, ligero, tremendamente bien pensado, diseñado y construido y que además suene realmente increíble pero no quieres o no puedes hacer una inversión demasiado grande, este Marleaux Consat Special Edition bien podría ser tu bajo definitivo.  Si consigues probarlo te aseguramos que no te dejará indiferente.

If you are looking for a comfortable, light instrument, tremendously well thought out, designed and built and that also sounds really incredible but you do not want or cannot make too big an investment, this Marleaux Consat Special Edition could well be your definitive bass. If you manage to try it, we assure you that it will not leave you indifferent.



Starting today, we‘ll bring our Tiefgang festival to your home. The next three days we’ll post pictures and clips from past events on Instagram and Facebook and get excited for the next one.

Thanks to IG @jayteebass and IG @sound_in_vision_in_sound for the video editing.


NAMM SHOW 2020 Instruments

Unser Stand auf der Namm Show 2020

A small overview over the instruments we exhibited at the Namm Show 2020 can be found here:

Marleaux instruments
Marleaux booth impressions


Unser Stand auf der Namm Show 2020

We wish you all a happy, healthy, successful and overall a great year 2020 !!
We're looking forward to exhibit at the Namm Show in Anaheim, CA from January 16th to 19th 2020. Come and visit us at our booth 5527 in hall D to see a wide range of different Marleaux instruments like our DIVA, Consat Custom, MBass, TIUZ and Contra or just to say hello! We're looking forward to see you there!

Bass clinic with Gerald Marleaux and Heiko Jung at Ridin' Bass Seoul / South-Korea

Marleaux Bass Camp Tiefgang 2019 - what a blast!!!

Way too fast our great Bass Camp weekend passed and we would like to thank all participants, lecturers, helpers and supporters for the great time. Marleaux artist and lecturer Ariane Cap has written a very nice article about the Bass Camp weekend on her blog Aris Bass Blog !!

Click here for Aris Bass Blog review
Click here for the Tiefgang 2019 picture gallery

Can Marleaux Bass Guitars Do FIVE Bass Events in FOUR Weeks?

German luthier Gerald Marleaux and his team are always high energy performers—but this fall even the amazing Marleaux team was challenged. They were asked to build an extra 25 instruments in two weeks for presentation at five different world-class Bass Events. But Gerald Marleaux isn't panicking – he knows his operation can handle it – and who needs sleep, anyway?

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We are looking forward to present our basses at the London Bass Guitar Show from 21. to 22. September 2019! The Masterclass lecturers alone are remarkable: Marleaux artist Ariane Cap, Nick Beggs, Cody Wright, John Pattitucci, Becky Baldwin, Nik Preston, Steve Lawson, Scott Devine and many more.

More information:

GUITAR SUMMIT 2019 IN MANNHEIM/GERMANY FROM 27. - 29. September 2019

From September 27th to 29th, 2019, the GUITAR SUMMIT - Europe's largest guitar show - will take place in Mannheim's "m: con Congress Center Rosengarten". You'll find us there with a wide range of our instruments!  

More information about workshops, classes, entrance fees, times etc .:




Marleaux Tiuz review in Onlinemagazin "musicradar." (UK)

Our Marleaux TIUZ 4-string bass was put through its paces in the English online magazine "musicradar". The original and complete review can be found on the website:

We’ve been impressed with Marleaux basses in the past and with the German company present at LBGS 2018, we thought it timely to investigate current examples from the stable more

Tonwerk - Marleaux Bass Preamp Pedal

"Tonwerk" is a 4-band high-end bass preamp in pedal form. Depending on the band, three different frequencies can be selected. The preamp can also be used as a practice amp. battery or mains operation are possible.

In addition to the four-band equalizer, each of the three selectable frequencies offers a D.I. Out (pre / post EQ switchable), True Bypass and a high quality headphone output. Marleaux Tonwerk is designed and made in Germany!

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The Holy Grail Guitar Show from 05. - 06. May 2018 in Berlin

We are looking forward to the "The Holy Grail Guitar Show" in Berlin! In addition to a selection of our basses, we are very happy to have Heiko Jung with us this year! The fair will take place from the 5th to the 6th of May at the Estrel Hotel in the district of Neukölln (near the S-Bahn station Sonnenallee). We are looking forward to see you there!!!

For furthermore information and tickets go to: 

MBass 2000 - Best of Show Award Namm Show 2018

We won the "Best of Show Award" for the third time awarded from Bass Gear Magazine at the Namm Show 2018! This has never happened before and we are very proud! Read what BGM writes about us!

Read more ...

London Bass Guitar Show 2017 impression

Marleaux Contra sound samples

The amazing german bassist Heiko Jung
recorded sound samples with his Contra
6-string for us. You can find all of these
and way more here:

Sound samples

NAMM SHOW 2016 Impressions

We had a great time at this years NAMM Show!
Thank you to all the nice people who came and
visited us at our booth! For all the folks who
couldn't make it to the show - take a look at
our galerie!

NAMM Show 2016 impressions

"Bass Gear Magazine's - Best of Show Award" - Namm Show 2016!

Gerald Marleaux won the "Bass Gear Magazine's - Best of Show Award" with his CONTRA fretless 5-string.

We're super stoked about the "Bass Gear Magazine's - Best of Show Award" we've won with our CONTRA fretless 5-string at winter NAMM Show Anaheim / USA 2016. Thank you so much for this amazing award!

Bass Gear Magazin 
CONTRA information

NAMM show from January 21-24 2016 in Anaheim, California

NAMM Show 2016

We're looking forward to exhibit at the 16th. Namm Show in Anaheim, CA from January 21st to 24th 2016. 

Come and visit us at our booth (4172) to see a wide range of different Marleaux instruments or just to say hello!

We're looking forward to see you there!

Christmas greetings and review 2015

Thank you all for your interest and your support,
it was an amazing anniversary year 2015. 
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2016!

See what happened 2015 at a glance! 
Marleaux review 2015

Best wishes!
Heike & Gerald Marleaux and Team

The Holy Grail Guitar Show, Berlin 31. Oct - 01. Nov

We're going to exhibit at "The Holy Grail Guitar Show" in Berlin this year.

The exhibition takes place at the Estrel Hotel (Berlin/Neukölln) from 31. October to the 01. November. Come by and say hello, we're looking forward to see you there!

TIEFGANG Bass Camp and 25th anniversary impressions

Here you can find photos to our "TIEFGANG Bass Camp 2015" event and from our "Marleaux BassGuitars 25th anniversary" party. A huge THANK YOU to all who came to the bass camp and to celebrate with us our 25th anniversary! You guys are awesome!

Gallery "TIEFGANG Bass Camp" | Gallery "Marleaux BassGuitars party"

Regio Tone Wood Instruments Gallery

The master violin makers from Cremona knew. There was no need to look beyond their own land to find the tone woods needed to create their legendary, hand-made instruments. Here at Marleaux Bass Guitars, we also know. For over 20 years, we have carefully selected locally grown tone woods from the Lower Saxony region. 

Check out our Regio Tone Wood gallery ...

Bass Player: Marleaux Boutique Beauties

Marleaux M-Bass 2012 & Constat N.T. Reviewed

n a country that already boasts some incredibly skilled luthiers, German boutique builder Marleaux is responsible for some of the nation’s finest instruments. They exemplify what a custom boutique bass is all about: exquisite wood and craftsmanship, high-end electronics, innovative and thoughtful design.

Read the reviews online at

Heiko Jung Contra Demo

MUSIKMESSE FRANKFURT, April 15. - 18. 2015

Hi bass folks!

The Musikmesse in Frankfurt / Germany will start next week and for sure we'll exhibit this year again to show you lots of great bass guitars and enhancements to our product range and instruments.

After 25 years in the business we love to present you the 25th anniversary models! Features of these instruments are: a 25 years logo made of sterling silver, silver wired pickups, rare quilted ash tops filled with silver and in magic black! These instruments are exclusively limited to only one bass of each model!

You will find us at a new location hall 4.0 B63.
We're looking forward to see you there! 

Marleaux Contra and Diva basses

Namm Show impression

Namm Show trailer by Jay-Tee

Marleaux Trailer by Jay-Tee

Our Diva won 'best bass at Namm 2014' at this years Nammshow

Our Diva won 'best bass at Namm 2014' at this years Nammshow in Anaheim, USA. We are so proud and want to thank Bass Gear Magazine  for this special and highly coveted award. 

Gerald Marleaux und Team

Namm Show / Anaheim from January 23. to 26. 2014

We will exhibit at the Namm Show 
in Anaheim from January 23. to 26. 2014. 

Come and visit us at our booth (4172) to
see a wide range of different Marleaux models.

We're looking forward to see you there! 



We will exhibit at the Bass Player Live! this year.

Bass Player Live! 2013 is scheduled for November 9 and 10 in Hollywood, CA. The annual event will feature musician clinics and exhibitors at S.I.R. Studios and will be highlighted by the November 9 Bass Player LIVE! Concert & Awards Show presented by Hartke.

This all-star concert will take place at the historic Fonda Theatre and will honor heavy metal legend, Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler and rockabilly bass legend Lee Rocker, while jazz-rock phenom Tal Wilkenfeld will be presented with the “Young Gun” award.

More information:  BassPlayerLive.pdf
Tickets are on sale now:


Betra Custom 6-String got stolen!

A Marleaux Custom Betra was stolen from our client Fred Z. last month and taken to London. We would be thankful for any information about this bass. 

Serial number 834 

Chip Shearin Votan XS Deluxe Signature

Marleaux BassGuitars proudly presents: the Marleaux Votan XS Deluxe Chip Shearin Signature. Take a look at this blue beauty - it's the first Votan XS Deluxe we built for Chip Shearin. Chip's baselines are word famous - it was Chip who played the famous line of Rappers Delight ...

More information ...



The fair is over and we'd a successful and good time there. So many thanks to all the visitors at our both!! Musikmesse 2013 impressions ...

Impressions ...


Musikmesse Frankfurt, 10. - 13. April 2013

We will exhibit at the Frankfurt Musik Messe
(the world's leading trade fair for the world of music)
from April 10. to 13. 2013.

Come and visit our booth at hall 4.0, Aisle J Booth 16
to see a wide range of different Marleaux models.

We're looking forward to see you there!

Marleaux Votan XS Deluxe

Marleaux Votan XS Deluxe Information

Traditional. Agile. Lightweight -
the Votan XS Deluxe!

This model offers a slim birdseye maple neck
and a smaller solid African Dibetou hardwood
body. Available in beautiful translucent colors
on custom veneer tops with matching headstocks.

The Votan XS Deluxe is delivered in satin finish.
We have lots of breathtaking custom woods and
clear colors, and we’re always available to talk to
you about whatever décor you might like  ...

More information ...

Marleaux mBass 2012

Marleaux mBass 2012 information

Big fundamental, growl, warm -
the new mBass 2012!

Because of the elongated upper body half the neck
is stiffer and vibrates more vividly.The skinnier waist
makes this single-cut bass lighter and more elegant.

These changes in construction make a perfect 
balanced sound and an unbeatable B string ...

more information ...

Marleaux Votan "Morus Bassanus"

Marleaux Votan "Morus Bassanus"

A story of building a bass:
Marleaux Votan "Morus Bassanus",
custom made for Maik Schmolke. 

We would like to present the story of building Maik Schmolke’s "Morus Bassanus". Beginning from the idea and first drafts to the final building process, Maik is describing his expectations and experiences from his custom made Votan ...

more information ...

New Marleaux User

We're proud to have new artists in our Marleaux BassGuitars familiy:

Etienne Mbappé (Votan / Consat Custom) 
Chip Shearin (Votan)
Michael Ende (Votan / Consat Custom)

  • Etienne Mbappé (Votan / Consat Custom)
  • Chip Shearin (Votan)
  • Michael Ende (Votan / Consat Custom)

Muskmesse Frankfurt 2012 Impression

The fair is over and we'd a successful and good time there. So many thanks to all the visitors at our both!!

Musikmesse 2012 impressions ...

Musikmesse Frankfurt 2012 - The International Fair for Musical Instruments

We will exhibit at the Frankfurt Musik Messe
(the world's leading trade fair for the world of music)
from March 21 to 24, 2012.

Come and visit our booth at hall 4.0, Aisle J Booth 16
to see a wide range of different Marleaux models.

We're looking forward to see you there!

Namm Show 2012 Impressions

We had exhibited at the Namm Show 2012 Anaheim/California. The enthusiasm shown by many big names in the bass world was overwhelming! A big thank you to all the people who visited us at our booth. Let's have a look at our image gallery!

Namm Show 2012 Impressions ...



Marleaux BassGuitar catalogue

Our latest Marleaux BassGuitar catalogue is online.
» Have a look at our new catalogue!!







Meet your maker - Bass Player 01/2012

Take a look at the current issue (01/2012)
of the Bass Player magazine, there is a
great story about us!

We're proud to be the first international
company in the column "Meet you maker"!

Diva: Three Octaves Acoustic Fretless Tone

This new avandgard shape of Diva fretless featured
a three octave fretboard. Individual choice of wood
make this bass to a personal tool for fretless player.

Acoustic resonance, with reminiscent of upright basses.
Finest playability and sensitive attack, never ending
sustain allows you to give your basslines new live.

Diva information and pictures ...

Marleaux BassGuitars - from wood to handcrafted art

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