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2nd Build, need some advice

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by cameronkeel, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. cameronkeel


    Nov 15, 2006
    OK, I am at the finish stage of my second bass build. It is a right hand reverse tele bass, inspired by one of several that Dusty Hill plays.

    Using TV Jones PUPS with gold hardware. I ordered a Warmoth maple neck with Bubinga fret board. I dyed the body blue and will shoot nitro clear.

    My question is do I need to finish the neck and or FB? Also kicking around the idea of dyeing the headstock, or cutting a piece of veneer ash and gluing it on then dyeing it.

    pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/keel-guitars/

  2. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    Unless you don't mind a a quick transition to hideously gray and nasty, maple needs a finish.

    No roundover?
  3. cameronkeel


    Nov 15, 2006
    Well, I definitely don't want hideously gray and nasty, so I will fininsh it.
    Should I go with an oil or shoudl I shoot it with nitro? I know I like the feel of the maple neck unfinished.

    Also, does the bubinga fret board need finishing?

    Side note, there is a very small round over on the body. You can just notice it on the pic where the body has been dyed.

    Thanks for any and all suggestions.