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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by steve-o, May 13, 2002.
can i just take a regular body and have it cut
for the neck?
what kind of glue wood i use?
You spend much more money than it would cost to buy a (probably) better bass, shed buckets of tears through the cock-ups that are absolutely bound to happen, use up a year + of your spare time, then shed more tears cos you've got a bass that's still (probably) not as good as the one you should have bought in the first place.
Or am I being too cynical?
you are being to cynical.
my dad is starting a buisness.
he does bolt on basses.
but i want a neck through bass.
so that is why i was asking
You could always pitch your question in the 'Luthier's Corner' forum!
Sorry, Morpar'. No offence intended.
It's just that I've been down that stretch...and what a hell of a journey.
To repeat, no offence intended.
Well the answer is almost certainly NO - but the more important question is : where are you going to get the "through neck"?
OK - if you cut a body up into two "wings", then you will still need a custom made neck that runs though the whole bass rather than just from headstock to body-end.
The whole project will probably take just as much design skill/knowledge as building a bass from scratch and I tend to agree with RJ!
Carvin sells them. There's a guy on the Carvin BBS who just finished a bass built from one of their 5-string long scale necks:
I'm interested in this too. My father, who's a reasonably accomplished woodworker, has just offered to build one for me... and he has some gorgeous walnut he obtained from a local farmer.