Rob semi-retirement

Last updated on 1 year ago
Sonic GrooveSonic Groove
Junior Member
Posted 2 years ago
Love and best wishes to Rob & Dawn on their semi-retirement. Hope you are both well and Status continues for a very long time

Edited by Sonic Groove on 15-08-2022 02:33, 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
I did not really understand what kind of retirement is.
I mean, it sounds they just sell strings and few more things. No more basses produced!
Is it correct?
It does sound like a full retirement.
What I don't understand is why they didn't continue with the employees they have worked with them all these years.
Or some of them buying the company.
It's quite wierd stopping a 30year succesfull production all of the sudden! IMHO!
Posted 2 years ago
It's quite simple... Rob is a perfectionist and every single bass he makes goes through his fingers at the end of production. So if he wants to 'slow down' or stop working then everything stops!

Just to put things into perspective, it's been more than 40 years! I have a Status bass that's 41 years old!
Posted 2 years ago
Is there any indication about ongoing support and repairs since Rob has retired?
My bass could do with a re-fret but apparently they're not doing that kind of work either.
Posted 1 year ago
There's some changes on the home page at with the following text:

"I'll be contacting everyone who has expressed an interest very soon.
We just need to finalise the web pages with detailed information."

Does anybody know anything about this, are they resuming manufacturing ??? :-)

Cheers Al.
Veteran Member
Posted 1 year ago
That is referring to the 40th anniversary basses only.
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