Just thought I would tell you about a bass I commissioned to Waghorn guitars of Bristol (UK). http://www.waghornguitars.com/
Essentially I wanted an RD bass with a more modern exclusive look. I figured that a "RD Supreme" Would be ideal.
The initial idea was to take this.
But with the wood and finishing of one of these.
And mash them together.
My spec is as follows.
Gibson RD Artist copy.
34" scale, 19mm string spacing.
4 String. Right handed. Emphasis on better balance and more lightweight then the original.
Shallow carved top.
Neck thru, mahagony/maple neck with black "ebony" like fingerboard.
Maple body wings. Fancy dan flame maple bookmatched.
Black/white/black scratchplate and clear scratchplate.
Compound neck 11 to 15.
Vintage brown burst, with extra brown dye sunburst finish to accentuate the flame, to give it almost 3D effect. Black headstock front.
Body, neck and headstock bound.
Les paul Supreme a-like fingerboard inlays. (Split block)
Hardware will be gold throughout. Hipshot 3 point supertone bridge, Hipshot ultralight tuners with Drop D tuner on low E (Big clover ear ones with the larger hole size)
SGD RD copy Humbucker style pickups to be installed in standard Gibson RD Artist positions.
ACG Filter based pre-amp. EQ-01.
Gecko headstock inlay (I keep Geckos).
Here are some photos so far.