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First build (hopefully)

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Hvitekrist, May 6, 2010.


  1. Hello everybody!

    I've been planning to build a bass for at least a year now, and i've had several different plans to build one, but I never managed to start one..

    HOWEVER!
    I have a new plan at the moment, and I really do hope that this time, I'll be able to start, but I think I will :)

    I'm planning to build a 6-string Fretless bass

    Specs:
    Set neck construction
    Body wood: Swamp Ash
    Body top: Fiddleback Maple
    Neck wood: Maple
    Fingerboard wood: Ebony
    Headstock top: Fiddleback Maple

    Inlays: Only side-inlays
    Radius: 12"
    Scale: 35"

    Hipshot bridge
    Gotoh tuners
    Q-tuners pickups

    I haven't desided on the kind of finish I'm going to use, but I definitively want a natural finish, so perhaps clear gloss, or oil, or nothing at all..

    Here's my design:
    Lines.

    My grandfather has agreed to help me :p

    I'll keep you updated!
    In 2 weeks I can go and work again, to earn money :)

    Grs,
    Hvitekrist
     
  2. cool, reminds me of the ZZTop guitars
     
  3. M0ses

    M0ses

    Sep 11, 2009
    Los Angeles
    ZZ Top came immediately to my mind, too. Very cool. Controls?
     
  4. Thanks!

    Controls:
    1x master volume
    1x pickup blend
    2x pickup

    BTW, I'm also thinking of adding (or removing?) soundholes, for a warmer sound
     
  5. Beej

    Beej

    Feb 10, 2007
    Victoria, BC
    ZZ Top guitars? You mean the Dean Explorers, or Ed Roman's guitars?
     
  6. cnltb

    cnltb

    May 28, 2005
    Very nice!
    How did you do the drawing?
     
  7. Don't ask :p
    I managed to create this design Adobe Flash CS4 Professional
     
  8. cnltb

    cnltb

    May 28, 2005
    Looks real good!
     

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