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Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by villakid 93, Apr 28, 2006.


  1. villakid 93

    villakid 93 Guest

    Dec 27, 2005
    Swayfield, Grantham
    Hey,

    How much accuratly would a bass body cost to build? :confused:
     
  2. Basschair

    Basschair .............. Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    Stockton, Ca
    Do you mean how much to buy the wood (only), assuming you have all of the necessary tools, hardware, electronics, finishing products, etc.?

    If this is the question you want answered, you still have to consider the type of wood, whether or not it's an actual body "blank" (wood milled into the appropriate rectangular prism), or if it's a body blank that's already been cut out and somewhat carved/routed, such as these: http://www.warmoth.com/bass/bodies/bodies.cfm (click on a body type).
     
  3. villakid 93

    villakid 93 Guest

    Dec 27, 2005
    Swayfield, Grantham
    erm.. Yer
     
  4. Basschair

    Basschair .............. Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    Stockton, Ca
    How about this: what is it that you want to do, specifically?

    And please don't say "build a bass." ;)
     
  5. villakid 93

    villakid 93 Guest

    Dec 27, 2005
    Swayfield, Grantham
    OK, Build a bass body :)
     
  6. Basschair

    Basschair .............. Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    Stockton, Ca

    seriously...
     
  7. villakid 93

    villakid 93 Guest

    Dec 27, 2005
    Swayfield, Grantham
    no I just want to put one together :)
     
  8. Basschair

    Basschair .............. Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    Stockton, Ca
    Okay, you want to assemble a bass...are you starting from scratch, meaning you have none of the parts?
     
  9. villakid 93

    villakid 93 Guest

    Dec 27, 2005
    Swayfield, Grantham
    Well I can buy the pickups and the head from somewhere but you know on the Volume & Tone Control does it have wires beneath it, inside the body?
     
  10. Kibuddy

    Kibuddy

    Apr 30, 2005

    You may want to do a bit more research on how guitars work before you try building a body.
     
  11. g00eY

    g00eY

    Sep 17, 2005
    Chicago, IL

    +1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
     
  12. villakid 93

    villakid 93 Guest

    Dec 27, 2005
    Swayfield, Grantham
    Send me yours and I'll research on that
     
  13. g00eY

    g00eY

    Sep 17, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    what?
     
  14. Phil Mastro

    Phil Mastro

    Nov 18, 2004
    Montréal
    Kids these days... :rollno:

    Since I'm a nice guy, I'll try to clear things up.

    If you're looking for something like this:

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    It might cost you about 60$-70$ worth of wood, no work on it done. If you want something like this:

    [​IMG]

    With multiple laminates and stuff, the price can go way up (some tops can go for a few hundred bucks), just for wood.

    I'm not talking about tool, electricity and health insurance costs related to the loss of your fingers trough your jointer. Just wood.
     

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