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First Build - Aussie Woods P-Bass

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by SmidgeBass, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. SmidgeBass


    Jan 5, 2015
    Well I thought I should post my progress on here seeing as this is where I got my itch to build.

    This will be a longish build (needs to be done by end of year) due to other commitments.

    I'm also keeping a blog of this which will give more details of the build process here but will make sure everything goes on here as well.

    So the woods I'm using are all Tasmanian timbers (coz that's where I'm living at the moment).

    Body: Tasmanian Mountian Ash

    Neck: White Sassafras

    Fingerboard: Sheoak

    Pickguard: Tasmanian Myrtle

    Hope to give you another update soon.

  2. IWieldTheSpade


    Mar 15, 2010
    Nice choice of timbers. Sassafras makes a great feeling neck, I have a neck-through that I used some blackheart for. My only complaint would be that it has a bit more give than I would prefer, so I only use light gauge strings on that bass. Some carbon fibre stiffening rods might be worth considering to keep it real straight (if that concerns you of course).

    That myrtle burl is going to make a killer fingerboard too. Can't wait to see how it turns out
  3. SmidgeBass


    Jan 5, 2015
    Thanks for the advice on the sassafras, might go the rods as I was hoping to use a d-tuner and a 110 on the e
  4. SmidgeBass


    Jan 5, 2015
    Well it has been quite some time since I last touch base but here is a very quick update with where we are.

    Here's The pickguard made of Myrtle. The little chip has been found and fixed since this pic was taken

    Also finished shaping the body for now. Needs a few adjustments but rather happy with how its coming along.


    Next thing on the list is the neck.

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