1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  

Body wood for 32" bass

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by MPU, May 28, 2005.


  1. MPU

    MPU

    Sep 21, 2004
    Valkeala Finland
    I'm planning to build a 32" 4-string bass with maple neck/rosewood fretboard. It's most likely going to be bolt- on or set-neck. I've yet to decide the body wood. It's going to have 1/4 " flame maple top, but for the rest of the body I'm between mahogany, alder and ash.
    So, what would you use if you were about to make similar bass? I assume each of those woods would make a nice bass, that's why it's so difficult to choose.
    Marko
     
  2. tjclem

    tjclem Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    Whatever turns you on. I guess I would go with Mahogany just toge tthe color contrast. Unless you were going to put some dark veneer strips between the top and body wood then you could go any direction...t
     
  3. Cerb

    Cerb

    Sep 27, 2004
    Indiana
    With a maple top, mahogany looks better than almost anything, in my opinion. I wish I would have realised that before starting my own project. The next will definately be maple on mahogany.

    Just to give you an idea (AV Basses):

    5_BOP_AH9.gif

    5_BOP_AH11.gif
     
  4. Basschair

    Basschair .............. Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    Stockton, Ca
    :eek:

    Nice
     
  5. Cerb

    Cerb

    Sep 27, 2004
    Indiana
    That's what I said :). I really like that there are no pickups to cover that beautiful top. I'm guessing it's all piezo.
     
  6. A9X

    A9X

    Dec 27, 2003
    Australia
    I'm speccing out a 32" 5 string at the moment, and I think I'm going to go for an ash body.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.