It's finished! Warmoth 6 string restoration, "Barney"!

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Bass Kahuna, Jun 9, 2003.

  1. Bass Kahuna

    Bass Kahuna

    Dec 3, 2002
    West Lafayette, Indiana
    Luthier, Custom Builder
    Hey Gang,

    A few months ago I bought a used Warmoth 6 string....and... long story short it was pretty trashed when I got it, and after much deliberation I decided to restore it for my own use.

    Here is a before pic of the body. The pickup cavities had been done with a hammer and chisel, it had a small crack in it, and obviously way too many holes in the control cavity. It had never been finished and was just filthy.


    After much work, here is a quick pic of the finished bass, now dubbed "Barney".


    If you're interested, you can see all the pics of the various stages of the restoration, as well as bad commentary about it by yours truly at:


    p.s. My humble apologies to anyone who might have already seen this on the Carvin BBS....