About Rob Elrick

Meet Rob Elrick

Rob Elrick is an accomplished musician, and a highly regarded bass and guitar luthier.

His first experience with music early in life was exploring his grandmother's piano which led to studying piano from age 7 to 10 under a teacher. Rob began studying trombone at age 9, and at age 14, he began to play bass guitar.

During the last two years of high school, Elrick attended Detroit’s Center for Creative Studies / College of Art and Design on a scholarship as part of an extension program for gifted young artists. At 17 he enrolled at Western Michigan University to study Music and Fine Art.

At 18, Elrick was offered a scholarship to return to the Center for Creative Studies (CCS) to complete his undergraduate studies in Fine Art.
At CCS, he was a student in the crafts department and his primary media was ceramics. Elrick also worked in clay, wood, steel, fine metals and glass.
During this time he also continued to privately study bass guitar.

After completing CCS, Rob attended Berklee. He enrolled in the Department of Professional Music with a directed curriculum in Music Performance. Upon completing his studies at Berklee he embarked on a career as a professional musician.

In 1992 Elrick began work on prototype instruments that would become Elrick Bass Guitars. In July of 1993, the first Elrick Basses were premiered at summer NAMM in Nashville, Tennessee.

To this day, Elrick Bass Guitars is still a one man shop. All USA Series instruments are individually hand carved by Robert Elrick.