Rosewood P-Bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by XRYDER, Jun 20, 2020.


    XRYDER Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2007
    No, it's not! Selling off most everything due to health issues, but decided to build one last bass as a keeper. I went with Warmoth 32" as this is now the most comfortable scale for me. I wanted to go unfinished, both as a challenge and to save $$. When the parts arrived, the rosewood on the fingerboard was particularly nice, so I decided to try to color match the body and headstock. Control plate, pickup and truss-rod covers are hand-made from an old aged-pearl pickguard I had lying around; the rest of the stuff is also from my leftover parts box. I finished the neck with a slight tint and Tru Oil; for the body (and face of the headstock) I custom mixed the tint and finished with satin poly. I didn't agonize over achieving perfection; my goal was to arrive at something which felt worn-in, but not worn-out - like a favorite pair of boots. No matter what parts you spec. when building, you can still never completely guarantee the finished product will "speak" to you - I got lucky with this one, it plays like a champ, and has sustain for days....and if it picks up a few dings, no big deal! IMG_0515-2.JPG IMG_0515-2.JPG IMG_0520.JPG IMG_0521.JPG IMG_0522.JPG
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