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Building Fretless.. don't know what woods

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by metalguy2, Dec 26, 2004.


  1. metalguy2

    metalguy2

    Dec 26, 2004
    Boston
    Hi I am going to build a fretless bass. In the style of a jazz bass... What woods do you guys think I should be using for the neck.. Or the body maybe? Do you know where I can find hardware to suite the style of the bass.
     
  2. rllefebv

    rllefebv

    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    Plenty of options... For the body, ash or alder are pretty standard... Maple for the neck with either a rosewood or ebony fingerboard... Again, you can pretty much go with whatever your heart desires, but these are fairly standard for 'Jazz' type basses...

    Stewart MacDonald , Warmoth , or AllParts should meet your hardware needs, (as well as some body/neck options if you're planning on buying parts...)

    -robert
     
  3. PasdaBeer

    PasdaBeer

    Nov 2, 2002
    Santa Rosa California
    SandStorm Designs
    mahogony body, maple/bubinga neck, purpleheart fingerboard
    : )

    i think i just have an obsession with purpleheart :hyper: