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Make my own bass guitar

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by great4fish, Jan 27, 2013.


  1. Hey guys, so I was thinking that I want to learn how to make my own bass, but not from one of those kits. I want to learn how to make a real bass from scratch, or at least close to from scratch. Do any of you know where I can do that?
     
  2. Essen

    Essen Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Norway
    The "How To" and FAQ section has been very helpful for me. Also looking at build threads to see how everything is done.
     
  3. Phendyr_Loon

    Phendyr_Loon Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2010
    Short of enrolling in a luthiers school, this website is a great resource for one who wants to get into building.

    I stalked the LC for a few years before diving into my first project.
     
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    Welcome to Luthier's Corner, one of the friendliest, busiest luthier forums on the internet. Read the stickies, use the search function, don't ever say 'tonewood,' and enjoy your adventure into our beloved, rewarding, bottomless moneypit of a hobby. ( Except you guys making money at it. Like, all four of you. :bag: )
     
  5. pudge

    pudge Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    NY
    What kind of bass? A bolt on neck like a p or j bass? Do you want to make the neck also and fret it?
     
  6. Probably a bolt on with P/J pickups. And yes I would want to atleast fret the neck.