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Where do I begin?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by mebusdriver, Feb 5, 2003.

  1. I'm 18 and more than interested in the construction of basses. One of my dreams is to create a large arsenal of personally built basses to my specifications and possibly others. My question is directed to the luthiers and succesful owners of in the bass manufactuiring world. Where would I begin my search? Is there anywhere I can acquire formal training or do I need to just start messing around and reading books? I want to do this very bad so any true answer would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  2. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    Reading books is a good start.
    Try the search fnction here and you'll find much info for starters.

    Also, you can check the MIMF it's a great ressource!

    peace, JP
  3. mikgag

    mikgag Guest

    Mar 25, 2002

    Agreed. Ask questions and get this book:

    Make Your Own Electric Guitar - Melvyn Hiscock
  4. Nocturnal

    Nocturnal Abuser of Thunderbird Shaped Objects. Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2002
    Chandler, Arizona
  5. Suburban


    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    Read SEVERAL books.
    Make SEVERAL designs, paper and perhaps plywood, and think "Why does this not look good?".
    Play all basses you can get your hands on.

    Then you can start to make some real tries.

    And of course, there are some great shools. There's one in Oslo, Noway, and one on Mallorca, Spain....