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Electric Bass Guitar.. #2: Contouring... or shaping the body...

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Blog entry by degoose posted 03-15-2012 07:05 AM 5447 reads 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: First time making a guitar... Part 2 of Electric Bass Guitar.. series Part 3: Now for the neck... »

As you will see from the following pics the back of the body of the guitar blank has been scarfed out with the bandsaw.. this is for comfort when the guitar is tilted out from the guitarist

When played the contour would be at the back of the guitar and to the top… I know I am preaching to the choir but some of my readers are even less knowledgeable than me…

Using a ROS and 80 grit the contour is smoothed and shaped for comfort… Sanding willcontinue through to 220 grit..
Starting to look like a guitar…

This photo shows the contour after sanding.
And a quick comparison… bought guitar that is the basis for this build … and the homegrown version.. with variations.
All the pickups, bridges, controls are set in place to see how it will look..

And one more from a slightly different angle…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...



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#1 posted 03-15-2012 07:51 AM

Looking good Larry.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#2 posted 03-15-2012 07:52 AM

Nice one Larry. The blue one looks like a Fender Precision Bass copy, a Fender Jazz Bass has a shorter thinner neck for faster action. Although the made body styles maybe different, the mechanics of it all are Fender influenced.
Glad you have the chance to learn how to make one and also help out the guy, but honestly Larry, I don’t see you in a group. :-)

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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degoose

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#3 posted 03-15-2012 07:59 AM

Thanks Mike,
Roger, with my new hat and my lederhosen, I would look good playing bass…lol Austrian Rock…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#4 posted 03-15-2012 10:46 AM

A whole new direction for you Lars
and it looks like you’re up to the Challenge… :)
Well Done!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#5 posted 03-15-2012 12:39 PM

Lederhosen ? My gawd, will you fellers be holding auditions for a lead singer ? I really look snappy in my lederhosen , Austrian rock, Ya ! ........the bass looking good !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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Roger

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#6 posted 03-15-2012 01:06 PM

oh how sweet it tis

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#7 posted 03-15-2012 01:26 PM

Looking good Larry !

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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#8 posted 03-15-2012 01:54 PM

now you need to make one of these
to go along with

rocktoberfest

when you all get famous
maybe ‘grizzyla’
can play the tambourine with you
in her red dress

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#9 posted 03-15-2012 02:38 PM

I see a great sounding guitar in that piece of wood you are crafting. Can’t wait to hear how it sounds.
-Don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#10 posted 03-15-2012 03:05 PM

Looks good to me Larry ,I’m one of the guy’s who knows less than you. I hope your not getting ready to go on tour, how could take your beastie with you?

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#11 posted 03-15-2012 06:48 PM

its looking really good, and shaping it like you are is looking like it will be comfy for the user, i dont know anything about guitars but it looks like you do, im along for the ride here…enjoy…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#12 posted 03-15-2012 07:28 PM

Its gonna be a beauty. Nice bit of colour in that hoop pine.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#13 posted 03-15-2012 08:58 PM

Larry,

That’s really looking SUPER GOOD!

I think you’ve found a New field for your woodworking!

Are you sure about possible Patent infringements? You don’t want to get into a bunch of legal BS…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#14 posted 03-15-2012 10:01 PM

One nice job Mate.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#15 posted 03-15-2012 10:02 PM

Nice job. Soon you’ll be working for Fender!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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