Ed came to me with a pretty good idea of what he wanted. He had lots of pictures of elements he liked in different bass guitars and wanted to incorporate into his instrument. Here's an overview of what we came up with:
Shape: Modified "Les Paul" type shape with a flat top and slightly larger than the original.
Body Wood: 1.75" mahogany bottom with .25" bubinga top. 2" thick total.
Top Edge: Chamferred approximately 1" to 1.5" from top edge, approximately .5" deep.
Bottom Edge Radius: .5" roundover.
Other Body Features: Cheese-belly cutout.
Number Of Strings: 5
Scale Length: 34"
Neck Wood: Laminated mahogany with single maple stripe. Thin profile.
Neck Type: Set neck (glued in)
Truss Rod: Dual action, carbon fiber reinforced.
Fingerboard: Fretless, ebony with decorative curve on body end, 12" radius.
Dot Inlays: None on fingerboard face. Side dot markers at fret positions. 3, 5, 7 , 9, 12, 15, 17, 19, 21, 24 positions use 3/32" dot, remaining positions use 1/16" dot.
Nut: Graphite (black), 1.875" Nut Width
Hardware Color: Chrome
Headstock: Bubinga overlay, Gotoh tuners
Bridge: Schaller 496
Strap Buttons: Standard
Electronics: Bartolini 72BC5CBC-B neck pickup, Bartolini 72BC5CBC-T bridge pickup, two volume, two tone.
Finish: Uncolored, satin.
Of course, the most important picture is the happy customer with his new instrument!
Watch Ed's bass being built in our shop.
This page last updated on 06/28/2018