For this one, Augustin requested full 24 frets, so I added a piece of camphor burl to the end of the fingerboard to make a good contrast with the wenge. That way, I kept almost intact the design of the Naga fingerboard.
Here is a new version of the Dogor model. The customer and I tweaked the usually single cut design to make a new version, with a more massive body thanks to the bigger upper half. We also added a ramp between the pickups that blends perfectly with the organic shapes present all over this bass. I’m extremely happy with the results, as is Richi, another happy bassist in Germany.
This one is already in Brazil with Fabio Lessa. Hopefully, we will see him play it really soon.
It’s a dream to play, thanks to the super short scale, but with a rock solid tone, and only 3.2 Kg. That’s only 7 pounds!
You can see the gallery here http://elebasses.com/galery.php?bass=1
Here we can see the last stages of the finishing process. Just one more coat of polyurethane and it’s done.
And last, but not least, the pickups. For this bass I made alnico 5 jazz style pickups. Kind of a traditional sound, but a little clearer. They are the first ones in the picture. You can see all the other pickups I made that day for all the other basses I’m working on. Oh, it was a long day…
Another bass that will go to Brazil, this time for Fabio Lessa, a great musician who plays with the likes of Gilberto Gil, Preta Gil and Celso Fonseca.
Set neck construction, maple and padauk neck with birdseye maple fingerboard, mahogany body with buckeye burl top, Ele jazz style pickups for a more traditional sound and Bartolini preamp for a not so traditional sound.
See those black dots? They are ebony. Gotta love wood!
Complicated neck-body glue up.
Check out the different colors of that buckeye burl top. Ah, nature…
A very special project. Two basses with the same specifications: woods, electronics, dimensions and whatnot, but different models. Almost identical twins.
Neck through body construction, wenge and ash neck, ebony fingerboard, mahogany semi-hollow body, two color bubinga top, ebony adjustable bridge with piezo, humbucker pickups, Nordstrand preamp, LED side fret markers. The whole shebang.
Things are going great! The shop has been very busy these last few months. Right now I’m building more basses simultaneously than ever before. Here is one of them.
Just how I like them, full of features. Maple and wenge neck, pau ferro fingerboard, sapele body with a rare one piece spalted maple top, ebony adjustable bridge, Nordstrand MM style pickups with covers matching the body top, Delano preamp with all the knobs and switches anyone can ever need, and fingerboard frontal red LEDs. I think this one is just a bit too cool… maybe I won’t build it… it’s too much.
Maple and wenge. You can’t go wrong with maple.
Carbon fiber reinforcements for added neck stability. This is already a standard feature in my basses.