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May 2015
Gibson Inspired Custom 4-String
May 2015
Gibson Inspired Custom 4-String
I thought this build was a nice departure from my normal work. The bass was essentially meant to incorporate some traditional designs and elements together to form a classic looking bass. To keep it era authentic, Brazilian mahogany was used for the body and neck (all from one board). The fretboard was upgraded from traditional rosewood to granadillo, keeping the warm color but adding a bit of definition. The unique finish is a vintage technique referred to as "t.v. white". This requires an involved process of bleaching the wood, filling the pores, and layers of translucent laquer. I made the pickguard out of bakelite, which gave a perfec... more
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Technical Specification

scale length- 34"
neck wood- mahogany
body wood- mahogany
fretboard- granadillo
fret markers- pearl
pickup- Fralin thunderbird
bridge- Schaller roller
tuners- Schaller
pickguard- bakelite
finish- t.v. white

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