About FretSpot

Let me start off by saying that I really dig unique and beautiful instruments. I’m guessing since you’ve found your way to this site that you feel the same way. It doesn’t matter if you are a seasoned pro or a bedroom jammer, if you like amazing basses, you’ve come to the right place.

I’ve been in the music business all of my adult life. I’m the President for Springfield Music in Springfield, MO. While the products we sell are great, I kept finding myself lusting after instruments that just aren’t commonly available. I’ve always had a taste for gear that was just slightly out of the main stream.   Thus, FretSpot was born!

Currently, this site is focused on providing un-equaled service for those looking for an F Bass or a Maruszczyk.  If this is you, I’d love to hear from you!

The gallery below are my personal basses – these are not for sale. 

The first two pics are my FBass BN5 – this is my #1 go to bass. This top is extraordinary and very rare to find this expressive of grain.

The next three are an MTD 535 – this bass of course sounds great, but I love it because it’s stunningly beautiful. The finish looks like the ocean – it’s the most beautiful bass I’ve ever seen.

The final pic is my Maruszczyk Elwood. This bass came about because I wanted something more “simple” then the other two basses. :D   I had an extra set of 17mm spacing Nordstrand pickups from a previous bass trade, and I really enjoyed playing that earlier bass with that spacing. 17mm is really special because it puts everything closer together and it’s soooo easy to play. So this beauty was born. 


Musically Yours,

Donovan Bankhead
(417) 597-3123