Hey folks, just started a new build for a customer. Mark Sacchetti. Thought you would all appreciate it.
Order - Custom "P5" bass with narrow neck
Body - light swamp ash with spalted maple top
Neck - Maple with birdseye maple fret board 1.75" neck width, .810 depth at the 1st fret, vintage style frets
Body - oil/wax
neck - oil/poly
Pickup - Nordstrand NP5 - 18mm
Control circuit - Passive USA CTS with .047uF POI tone cap.
bridge - Hipshot "B" (18mm)
tuners - Hipshot ultralites
Strap locks - Dunlap dual
string retainer - single bar hold down type
Neck bolts - threaded anchor bolt type without neck plate
String nut - hand cut Graphtech TusQ
Here are a couple of picks of the body and neck as I received them from my U.S. supplier/machinist
Here is a pics of my new headstock design
This headstock will be featured on all custom "Curcio" basses from here on out.
Pic of body with 3 coats of proprietary oil blend
I will apply several coats of oil blend before switching to oil/wax blend for final few coats.
pic of neck with 1 coat of oil blend - birdseye maple will look nice.
I will continue to post as I make more progress.