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.
This bass is ready now, so here are a few shots of the building process.
The fingerboard has Person Tupinambá’s signature engraved in mother of pearl, just like his first Dogor.
Walnut body wings, for nice and warm low frequencies.
Time for some magic. Here I cut two thin pieces off the body top. They will become the top of the pickup covers, so the wood figure will match beautifully.
Most of the machine work is done.
And finally, the muscle work. Hours of carving, rasping, scraping and sanding.