|Project by drbyte||posted 03-24-2011 04:44 PM||3209 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
Three string fretless bass guitar with a 30” scale with a Henry Clay Cigar Box body. This is bass #2. Mahogany neck with curly maple finger board. Nylon strings, .065”, .080” and .095”. It is tuned E-A-D, same as top three strings on a standard electric bass guitar. The neck has fret positions marked but no raised frets. The position markers are done with 1/16” black plastic inlaid into a saw kerf 1/8” deep then sanded flush. Sounds more like an upright bass than an electric bass guitar. It plays real smooth, good action, no string noise or fret noise and slides from note to note are really smooth. Requires a better player than I am to make it sound great. It also requires more concentration on playing because the strings have to be pressed down at exactly the right spot to be on the note, no sloppy playing allowed with a fretless. The bridge is Bubinga with a brass rod saddle. The sound hole trim is a sliding pocket door finger pull. Tuners are skulls from CBGitty. Tailpiece is brass door latch. Small brass corners hold box closed. Dual 20mm Piezo elements embedded in epoxy in neck directly under bridge. Figured the sticker from ‘Outlaw Hobbies’ fit in nice with the skull tuners! Comments/critique always welcome! Thanks for looking.
-- Dennis, WV