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How much time to ...

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by dabbadon8, Oct 21, 2003.


  1. dabbadon8

    dabbadon8

    Oct 11, 2003
    Florida
    Start to finish on average to make a custom bass. Only including actual time working on it that means letting the glue/finish dry don't count(but applying it does). Juts curious to the amount of labor that goes in to a custom creation.
     
  2. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    In talks with luthier Matt Artinger earlier this week he tells me that for him the average is about 50 hours for something relatively standard.

    Fancy inlays and what not obviously add to that
     
  3. kboyd

    kboyd

    Jul 6, 2002
    Loranger
    One bass took nearly 8 months, while another of equal difficulty took only 2. Depends on what is going on and how much time I have to put into it.
     
  4. gyancey

    gyancey

    Mar 25, 2002
    Austin, TX
    For me it depends on how many gigs I have, recording sessions, girls to date, etc. Being a single 25 year old engineer/bass builder/rock star is very time consuming...
     
  5. kboyd

    kboyd

    Jul 6, 2002
    Loranger
    Baby on the way......need I say more :)