Our workshop in Rupprechtstegen – located directly on the Pegnitz and with its own hydropower plant “Since sustainability already plays an important role for us in everyday life, it was only natural to also build sustainable basses. We didn’t have to put extra effort in it, it actually happened all by itself.”Johannes Pöhlmann Handcrafting is still the order for us – quality and durability contribute to the sustainability of Vincent instruments. For example, our necks are equipped with glued-in stainless steel frets. This results in a neck that is virtually maintenance-free for many years.Our instruments are built with knowledge, skill and great attention to detail. Our goal is that the customer can be happy with an instrument for as long as possible.We only use Franconian alder for our bodies. We address the issues of weight and vibration behavior with our TrueTone Honeycomb Chambering. This is how a beautiful, regionally grown piece of wood becomes an excellent bass.Franconian alder is also used for our top veneer and Franconian ash for the translucent models.Where it makes sense, however, excellent parts from overseas are also used. We only use the best Canadian maple wood for our TrueTone One Piece Maple Necks.Here in the generator house, we use the water from the river Pegnitz to generate electricity for our workshop – it couldn’t be more sustainable.Our weir not only generates electricity, you can also stand on it and watch the turbine work – great!A new delivery of TrueTone Dual Trussrods arrives – manufactured according to our specifications by a small partner in the regionOur stainless steel bridge blanks before polishing. A regional partner produces the bridge blanks.The individual parts of the bridges come from regional production down to the last screw and are assembled by us on site.Our potentiometer knobs are also made of stainless steel and come from local production. They are delivered in a pre-polished condition and brought to a high gloss by us.The covers of our electronics compartments are made of polished stainless steel and come from the same regional metal workshop as our bridges.Regardless of whether it is nickel plated, stainless steel or flatwound, we get our strings from our local partner Pyramid.Johannes is happy about his SATA minijet. With it he only processes water-based paints from the Zweihorn company.The freshly painted bodies hang to dry.We use local materials and parts wherever possible. But where it makes sense, we also use internationally renowned parts – the goal is always to build an instrument that is as perfect and durable as possible.