Finally built up my first project!

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by rojo412, Aug 21, 2017.

  1. rojo412

    rojo412 Sit down, Danny... Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    Yeah, I know... I've completed quite a few other projects before this one. However, this Stingray body was the first thing I attempted and it got shelved because finishing is annoying and other things were more fun.
    But since it was mocking me from the shelf, I thought "Why not just build it?"

    So here it is, the first body I attempted:

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    The whole bass started as a US SUB. I got the Status neck from @handofseven years ago and happily played the bass since. But at the beginning of my curiosity on building basses, this was the first thing I tried to make. And it went okay, although over the past year and a half, I realized that this first effort could be better, so I would alter it here and there.

    Finishing was an experiment with Helmsman Spar... and I hate it. Despite the time it's been sprayed and curing, it still kinda stinks. And it's not fun to work with. But it looks nice!

    After a gig Saturday, I decided to take the leap and just transfer parts over to the body. It went pretty well and now I have a fancier looking version of this:

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    So yeah, it feels good to finally complete something I started last February.
  2. ctmullins

    ctmullins Dominated Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
    Yes, very cool. I'm definitely one of those "learn by doing" people, so my early efforts are rather iffy, but it is neat to be able to re-work one and have it turn out well. Congrats!
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  3. looks great!

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  4. GunsandGuitars

    GunsandGuitars Commercial User

    Aug 1, 2017
    Great job!!!
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  5. thisSNsucks

    thisSNsucks I build Grosbeak Guitars and Basses Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 19, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    Grosbeak Guitars
    Nice work!
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  6. rojo412

    rojo412 Sit down, Danny... Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    Thanks everyone! Looking forward to practice on Thursday for a field test.
  7. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    yep: great job! :thumbsup:

    i, too, have noticed some of my instruments "mocking" me from time to time!
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  8. Saetia

    Saetia Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2003
    This is awesome and gives me inspiration to finish my project!