The Poplar Sandwich
Woods and materials used:
Multi-wood fretboard consisting of Panga Panga and Oak with a Mahogany surround
Mahogany and Poplar through neck
Mahogany and poplar body wings
Stainless steel vintage low profile frets
Ebony control knobs
Scale length and other configuration details:
30" Scale length
12" Fretboard radius
Danish Oil finish
7.3 1/4 lbs. total weight
Electronics, pickups, etc.:
2 volume, 2 tone (250k Pots) and a 3-way switch
Sprague Orange Drop caps .047uF
Wilkinson WJB Jazz Bass Pickups with Alnico V Magnets
Wilkinson Machine heads 17:1 Gear ratio
Northwest Guitars 'Chunky' (High Mass) bridge 18mm String spacing
Is this your first build, fifth or five-hundredth?
This is my 8th build
A bit of information on your own background as a builder helps give context to your build.
After my wife told me I couldn't buy anymore guitars, I took up the 'hobby' of building my own with the hand tools I had available.
Was it built in the garage, at school, work or in your own shop?
Built in my workshop (Garden shed which the wife calls my playhouse)
A summary of the build's history. Was it built for yourself, friend/family or a client? Did you design the instrument and its specifications or was it built to spec?
Part way through building a BC Rich Mockingbird based guitar for someone (7th build!) and waiting for funds for the next parts, I decided to build myself a short scale Bass guitar and the Mockingbird template was close to hand.