i need help ... bad

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jbabs688, Apr 21, 2005.

  1. jbabs688


    Apr 21, 2005
    i am going to build a five string bass (or at least try). i have this curly maple that i want to use for it. it's two pieces and i was going to matchbook them together. the problem it that it is only 3/4" thick. Will it work well if I glue 2 planks to the back to make it twice as thick?
  2. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    You mean.. bookmatch? If you bookmatch it, it'll be thin, but usable. You can have a few more veneers under it to increase the thickness if you want.
  3. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Most bodies are 1,75" thick, so you'll need a bit more wood for the back.