Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by bassdog, Jun 26, 2020.

  1. bassdog


    May 23, 2005
    Atlanta, Ga
    How do you guys like Paulownia for a bass body? Is it too light and soft? Does is require ultra lite tuners to balance?
  2. Huw Phillips

    Huw Phillips Life is like TV if the channel sucks change it Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2019
  3. Beej


    Feb 10, 2007
    Vancouver Island
    thisSNsucks and bassdog like this.
  4. thisSNsucks

    thisSNsucks I build Grosbeak Guitars and Basses Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 19, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    Grosbeak Guitars
    hopefully I’ll have the body routed this weekend to see how it balances and holds screws. So far I like it, but I’m cautiously optimistic lol

    initial thought Is yes lightweight tuners and a strap button that extends to or past the 12th otherwise neck dive city.
  5. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    answering as a player:
    love mine! i have three of them and two of the bodies are on playable/gigging instruments.
    they're not too light for me! they're a gas to play because they're so light! (YMMV) mine are finished with some pretty thick poly, so they don't 'seem' too soft.
    both of my axes needed them to balance: hipshot ultralites on a PJ, and gotoh carbon fibers on a P. no diving.

    edit: i got my bodies from glarry instruments --- bought the whole ax(es) just for the lightweight bodies --- and then modded (reassembled) with new necks/hardware/electronics.