4 String PJ build

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dan55128, Jul 9, 2021.

  1. dan55128


    Mar 17, 2013
    I’ll be posting a NBD soon. In the meantime, I thought I’d post a teaser pic of the bass body.

    My PJ bass project has been in the works for some time. I started collecting parts for this bass about 15 years ago when I picked up a one-of-a-kind, custom, marbleized pickguard. Along the way I found a decent USA Customs neck, the pickups, bridge and all the other pieces. I found a large slab of kiln-dried basswood for the body and got to work. I had originally intended to do all of the work myself, but ended up being more of a general contractor on the project. The body was shaped by Dan Reeves out of Mystic Guitars in Red Wing, MN. He did a nice job producing a P bass body that’s basically stock, but has a slightly extended upper horn to help deal with any potential neck dive issues. Of course, he also routed it for a bridge Jazz pickup. He came up with a good, passive, volume/blend/tone circuit and did the initial electronics work. After I did a bit of additional shaping to the body, I brought it to a friend of mine who owns Dashner Design and Restoration IMG_1154.JPG
    to have him apply the finish. He’s an accomplished furniture restorer and luthier and has an interesting YouTube channel. We thought the finished body looked like a piece of tiramisu, so that’s what we called the color/design. Steve Lamke, (proprietor of Mystic Guitars), will do the final assembly and setup. I’m getting excited to finish this project up and look forward to sharing the final product with the TalkBass community.
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  2. StevieMac


    Mar 17, 2005
    Vancouver, BC
    Very nice!