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Look at my body!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by flea claypool, Sep 19, 2004.

  1. flea claypool

    flea claypool

    Jun 27, 2004
    does anyone have a bass made of 2pieces for the body

    i mean straight down the middle
    cause i wanna build a tele body :help:

    but i want to make it outta 2 pieces rather then 3 or 1
    im just wonderin is this kinda dodgey because of splitting down the middle or should i be ok?

    Also would ash bodied and maple neck be a good choice?

  2. Bigwig


    Dec 27, 2003
    im not sure if this is wat u mean..but has anyone seen tom morellos gibson classic...i think its a classic.
    anyway..its got the red and black two tone color and i think it looks awesome..
    i wonder if anyones tried that on a bass.

    this is the one i was talking about

  3. flea claypool

    flea claypool

    Jun 27, 2004
    NO i mean like makin a body outta two pieces!!! but im afraid when i try to machine it it will crack
    but i just need to join it really well
  4. Lyle Caldwell

    Lyle Caldwell

    Sep 7, 2004
    There are very few solid body guitars or basses made with one piece bodies. 2 piece bodies are extremely common.

    If you plane the sides well and do a really good join, no problems whatsoever. The glue is actually stronger than the wood.

    Lightweight "swamp" ash is a good choice, so is alder.
  5. flea claypool

    flea claypool

    Jun 27, 2004
    Common? like i have a 1982 strat{the shame} and that is a 3 piece ash body and it is really nice..... how wide is a g+l body tele? i was thinkin bout 13inches but teles are small arent they?