Billy Bo Bass Build Thread

Discussion in 'Guitar Building' started by Timm, Aug 16, 2020.

  1. Timm

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    Hi guys,

    I already made a thread about a specific question for this project, but I still want to share some pics of the build progress. It's my first bass, ideas and comments are always appreciated.

    This is going to be a Billy Bo inspired bass guitar. Not aiming for a copy of the Gretsch Jupiter Thunderbird bass, as it will have a long scale (34 inch) and a slightly different headstock shape. Te neck is laminated mahogany, body is mahogany with a maple top, fretboard Ziricote.

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    Body without top, some wheight relief holes. The neck pocket is already routed before the top is glued on, because the tenon will slide underneath the top.

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    Reinforced headstock transition

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    Pegholes drilled (17mm). That removed a scary amount of wood from the headstock, I hope it will still be strong enough.

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    quickly put together. Looks like a bass. The neck will be glued in after the maple top is applied.
     

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