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.