Building bass from body from ebay, need advice on finish, building neck, etc

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by jaguarcat311, Feb 21, 2005.

  1. I just bought a bass body on ebay, looked pretty good to me. i need a neck and i have been wanting to make one for a while so i thought i would try to build one, i have been checking ebay for neck blanks and such, not much luck. ive never made a neck, but i am pretty good with power tools, and i can go use anything i need at my highschool's carpentry class. i have a book that tells how to make a neck, so im not completely in the dark (i hope). anyway, i found fretboards on ebay, i am either going to go with a bloodwood fretboard or a very very dark mahogany fretboard. most likely a maple neck. for the finish on the body, i was thinking about doing a light reddish stain, to bring out some more red on the bloodwood stripe, and maybe an oil rub finish or clear coat over that.
    theres the link to the body, if anyone has any ideas for a finish or could give some advice on making a neck, let me know, Thanks