Neck-through bass construction

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Neck-through bass construction

Currently I am working on a neck-through construction Bass VI made entirely out of old-growth fir. It’s been a challenge since the springwood of this particular species is so much softer than the summerwood – it loves to flake and sand unevenly while you work it. So certain carving techniques have to be modified to make a neck particularly. As always I embedded carbon-fiber rods on either side of the dual-action truss rod for stability and even tone. On the other hand, the wood is very stiff, strong, extremely lightweight, and generally lighter than the lightest-weight modern Fender you could find. This one will have a Bigsby-style vibrato, a foil-lead pickup and a standard-Tele-lead pickup in the middle position but angled up toward the neck on the treble side. Hang on to your hats!

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