My latest, 6 strings bass

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by renniw, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. renniw


    Nov 30, 2004
    Lévis (Québec)
    Hi everyone,

    Here is my latest bass made by myself:

    6 strings bass
    32 inches scale
    Walnut body core
    cherry topped with padouk wings
    Birdseye maple bolt-on neck
    Lacewood fingerboard
    Wilkinson open gear tuners
    no name trough body bridge
    home made humbucker pickup in maple housing with neodium magnets
    volume, tone and serial/parallel switch
    Pickup located about where it should be to look good (no science here...)

    Build time around 6 months...


    Neck and headstock


    ANother body shot


    Birdseye neck

  2. l337r3nn


    Jun 6, 2008
    looking great! any better pictures of that laminate top? it is done in a way i haven't seen before.
  3. I like it- you've got some unusual things going on there; I'd also like to see lots more pics.
  4. +1
  5. renniw


    Nov 30, 2004
    Lévis (Québec)
    Nothing fancy there to be honest... the light colored line between the padouk and the walnut is what I think they call sapwood.

    The two pieces are 1 inch cherry and 3/4 in padouk glues one over the other.

    Maybe this picture will make you see what my french to english translator can't explain....