The Final Guitar
May 04, 2020

The Final Guitar

The final pictures of a completed bass guitar.
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The Art to Inlay the Fretboard
May 04, 2020

The Art to Inlay the Fretboard

All of the artistic choices on this unique short scale bass.
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First Tones from the Bass Body
May 04, 2020

First Tones from the Bass Body

Jay the luthier hears what his acoustic bass will sound like through a tap tone. Also, The neck is made on the cnc router
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Everything Braces!
May 03, 2020

Everything Braces!

How Portland Guitar makes braces for an acoustic bass guitar
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Preparing the Body
May 03, 2020

Preparing the Body

These photos follow the journey of a bass guitar in build process. Rosette and preparation to glue the body together are in this batch
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Joining the top and back and preparing the sides
May 03, 2020

Joining the top and back and preparing the sides

The bracing will be falcate. I'm worried they will be too light so I'm aiming for a little thicker.Here's today's...
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Acoustic Bass Short Scale Step 1: The Woods
May 01, 2020

Acoustic Bass Short Scale Step 1: The Woods

This is an acoustic bass guitar built for a gentleman in Chicago. In talking about the build a preference was...
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