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My First Bass Guitar

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Project by Kent Shepherd posted 1900 days ago 2080 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





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degoose

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#1 posted 1900 days ago

Finally a jig that plays music.. fantastical.

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

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 1900 days ago

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Dan'um Style

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#3 posted 1900 days ago

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

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

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Grumpy

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#4 posted 1900 days ago

Great choice of different wood.

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

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Ollie

146 posts in 1900 days


#5 posted 1900 days ago

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.

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Karson

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#6 posted 1899 days ago

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 †

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shiney5757

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#7 posted 1702 days ago

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

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

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Tim Pletcher

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#8 posted 1697 days ago

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Tim Pletcher

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#9 posted 1669 days ago

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/

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Beginningwoodworker

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#10 posted 1488 days ago

Thats a beautiful bass.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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