Building an 5 str. neckthrough??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ingemar, Mar 14, 2005.

  1. Ingemar


    Sep 12, 2000
    I'm planning to build my own fivestr. 35" neckthrough bass.
    I've thought of using maple (three piece) for the neck, rosewood or ebony for the fretboard and basswood for the bodywings.

    Is there any books or other info. specific on neckthrough bassbuilding??

    I've never built a bass ( or any other musicinstr.) before, but I'm used to woodwork/tools
  2. There's a good one by Melvyn Hiscock- it goes through a couple of guitars & basses.
  3. Cerb


    Sep 27, 2004
    You'll probably have better luck over in the Luthier's forum. Not only will you get more replies over there, but you will find a nice ammount of information. I've learned much more from the forum than I have from any books.
  4. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
  5. Ingemar


    Sep 12, 2000
    Thanks for Your advices
    ( I've ordered that book now!
    and I posted my thread on the luthier's forum to)