Time to carve, rasp and sand the neck and the body to give the bass that organic, smooth feel that I like so much.
Believe me, it takes patience and sharp tools to work with bubinga and not give up and just buy a CNC router.
Now walnut, that’s a different story. It’s so soft I could probably carve it with a spoon. But not a tea spoon, that would be stupid. I mean a full size table spoon. But for now, I will stick to the rasp.
And finally the maple burl top. It’s not particularly hard, but the grain is chaotic. You can’t predict how it’s going to react, so you have to work very slowly to avoid tearing it.
Now the body is smooth and confortable.