Hi TB, this is my first build post on TBLC. I'm a long time lurker here and have learned a load from the extremely talented people posting their builds and advice.
Ive built a few basses/guitars in the past, i think this will be my 5th/6th build.
Bass Scale: 875mm - 830mm
Guitar Scale: 648mm
3-piece maple necks
Maple and Ash Body wings
Walnut veneer pinstripes
The bass is for myself so it will be 100% to my own spec:
- No controls (after years of playing bass, i find i never use the onboard controls except to turn the volumn to zero. So I'm going to wire the pickup directly to the jack socket and wire in a killswitch.
- The tuning system will be homemade (false head - the head will just anchor the strings and the tuners will be at the bridge)
- Pickup will be homemade. Single coil, maybe individual coils per string, havnt decided.
The guitar I am making to (maybe) sell so will be a bit more standard, probably two humbuckers, les-paul style bridge etc.
Build progress so far:
Gluing one of the neck blanks:
After ticknessing on my router sled:
Maple neck blanks and the ash and maple that will make the body wings:
The body wing cuts of ash and maple:
Clamping up the bass (i actually glued the body wings separately but never took any pics):
The guitar and bass after leveling on my router sled:
Chambering the bodies to take out some weight:
Bookmatching the bass body top:
Bass top and veneers:
Bass top glued on:
Guitar top before bookmatching:
Guitar top and veneers:
Guitar top glued on: