|Project by wallybob||posted 05-26-2011 10:56 PM||1811 views||10 times favorited||9 comments|
It’s been a while since I’ve posted a project, been looking a lot though, so I thought i would contribute my latest attempt at a bass guitar.
The instrument is modeled after a Gibson Reverse Thunderbird bass. However, I choose to make the bass fretless as I had never attempted one. Actually this is only my second attempt at a bass.
The redwood top and covers came from the redwood stump in the first picture. I veneered the stump into 3/8 in. slabs on a Wood Mizer Mill. Still have a lot of material left although I have shared some with friends.
Body – Honduran Mahogany, red heart and black walnut with rewood burl top and access covers
Neck – Sipo Mahogany with 15 degree neck angle
Headstock veneer – mahogany, black walnut and red heart
Pickups – Seymour Duncan Basslines
Bridge – Schaller
Tuners – Carvin
Finish – Liberon Oil sanded in
I know there are not a lot of guitar fans on the site but the project was a lot of fun, especially learning to work with the brittle redwood.
Thanks for looking