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 made for a more modern design. It will feature all of our typical technology the cantilever neck and adjustable bridge with an artful and elegant design.
Bubinga or as some call it african rosewood was choosen becasuse it has a nice deep sound. We made a 16" guitar out of it which had incredible bass response. We're recreating a similar feeling in this build. Sitka spruce will be the top as to provide a clear tone throughout.
Here are pictures of the top, back, and sides.
We bought an 8 foot board of bubinga and re-sawed it. Here is Jay at work.
The first step taken is to bend the sides. Here is a side in the bendalator.