The old guy

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Davesound, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. Davesound


    Apr 30, 2013
    I have some time off from playing.I've looked at some bass guitar kits to build.I know nothing about this.I play a short scale Warwick.Point me in the right direction for an old person with little money or experience with this.Maybe it would be a way of learning more about the bass make up.Maybe a bad idea!Don't know.The kits I've looked at run from $100.00 to two hundred dollars.

    Thanks Dave
  2. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    See if your library has Make Your Own Electric Guitar by Melvyn Hiscock.
  3. pfox14


    Dec 22, 2013
    There are a lot of bass kits on the market as well as all the parts you would need to construct a bass, but without any knowledge of woodworking or at least some experience with finishing wood, I would not attempt it. Sorry
  4. Dave Higham

    Dave Higham

    Dec 19, 2005
    Good advice. As well as 2 electric guitars Melvyn shows how to build a neck-through bass from scratch and a bolt-on from slightly modified parts.
    I built my first bass 10 years ago from reclaimed timber (it used to be a chest of drawers) with only the help of Melvyn's book. No internet, no computer, no friendly luthier, just the book.

    I think it turned out OK.

  5. randyripoff


    Jul 12, 2008