|Project by Obi||posted 06-08-2008 09:37 PM||2218 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
This was actually the third bass but the second one got sidelined after I started this one and then got placed on fourth string when the neck of the second bass turned into the third because the neck fit another body better so the second body got stuck farther down the line.
This is a mahogany back with a slice of purple heart and then a slice of Cherry. This is where the first transformation/alteration took place. Wanting to put on a purple heart fretboard and a purple heart head cap the Cherry body looked like a turd covered in chocolate, so I put a second piece of Purple Heart over it to make it all look the same.
The body style is what I call the “Hang Loose” and I’m putting active precision (P) bass pickups and jazz (J) bass pickups so it’s what I call a Hang Loose P B & J Neck Through (NT).
I’m trading sliced Black Walnut Burl in exchange for the fret work and the electronics so it’s at the Luthier’s getting a fret job. And he’s going to so the finish.
I did all the shaping and design of the guitar up to this point and I’ll post it when it gets farther along.