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Building a Bass Guitar

Building an electric guitar was a practical and rewarding experience, so I built an electric bass. 

This page is in no way intended to be a step-by-step instruction manual on how to build a bass guitar.  Do not try this at home.  It requires the use of dangerous power tools.

Here is the finished bass:finished.jpg (20360 bytes)

Click on the topics below for the details

Cutting the body

Inserting a truss rod in the neck

Shaping the neck

Fitting the neck to the body

Headstock and machines

Fretboard

Control and pickup cavities

Finishing touches