LumberJocks

My First Bass Guitar

  • Advertise with us
Project by Kent Shepherd posted 06-08-2009 02:20 AM 2138 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After taking Bass Guitar lessons for a while, I decided I wanted a 5 string bass. What better way for a woodworker to get one, than to make it.——————-A few mistakes along the way, but a great learning experience. It does sound and play well though.

Zebrawood, Walnut, and Purpleheart—————Custom Walnut knobs———-The neck was ordered from Warmoth

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong





10 comments so far

View degoose's profile

degoose

7049 posts in 2079 days


#1 posted 06-08-2009 02:26 AM

Finally a jig that plays music.. fantastical.

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

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112549 posts in 2301 days


#2 posted 06-08-2009 02:29 AM

Hey Kent
oooo way cool bass wonderful woods and great job looks wonderful.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View Dan'um Style's profile

Dan'um Style

13181 posts in 2707 days


#3 posted 06-08-2009 02:32 AM

Beautiful work … you should post a link to a song or something

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

View Grumpy's profile

Grumpy

19586 posts in 2575 days


#4 posted 06-08-2009 05:10 AM

Great choice of different wood.

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

View Ollie's profile

Ollie

146 posts in 1999 days


#5 posted 06-08-2009 09:47 PM

good work. i have recently made a guitar and found it quite hard to cut the frets accurately and to get intonation right. the finish looks great , much nicer than mine…

-- Ollie, UK.

View Karson's profile

Karson

34902 posts in 3125 days


#6 posted 06-09-2009 09:20 PM

kent thats a great looking guitar. Thanks for the suggestion on my maple burl.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

View shiney5757's profile

shiney5757

109 posts in 2495 days


#7 posted 12-23-2009 01:22 AM

I agree a great learning experience. looks very good.
thanks for post.

-- I cut it twice & it was still too short

View Tim Pletcher's profile

Tim Pletcher

88 posts in 1798 days


#8 posted 12-28-2009 10:37 PM

View Tim Pletcher's profile

Tim Pletcher

88 posts in 1798 days


#9 posted 01-25-2010 05:16 PM

Comment #2 GREAT JOB!!! I am interested in finding out what type of electronics you put into the guitar… very cool body style did you imitate another guitar design or is it all original?

-- http://plasticlumber.timpletcher.com/

View Beginningwoodworker's profile

Beginningwoodworker

13347 posts in 2397 days


#10 posted 07-25-2010 03:21 AM

Thats a beautiful bass.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase