Piano Lid Fretless
Bass Guitar Project
Sure it looks funny,
but it played great. This was my first bass project and
was completed in December of 2002. Use the links to the
left to see how my skills in bass making have improved over the
past few years.
November 23rd, 24th
wood for the guitar neck was take from a piano
lid. The lid was made of Sycamore and Maple. The
body was cut out of 2 inch maple block. The grain
of the wood faces down at a 45 degree angle.
The neck is made of two
pieces of sycamore with a half inch piece of
walnut between. The sycamore was taken from an old piano lid.
November 26th, 2002
The neck is finished.
ready for the router. I'm using a 1/2 inch
pattern bit that I bought a Sears. The bearing is
above the bit.
12-01-02 - Gluing the
fretboard on the neck. After the glue had set for
an hour, I put the neck in a heavy press to make
sure there was 100% contact all the way around.
able to connect the neck to the body today. My
next step will be to add all the hardware and
test the bass before I take it all a part and do
the finish. 12-02-02.
finally put together and plays like a dream!