Cutting the body

Mahogany was a great wood to work with on the first guitar, so I'll use it again.  Here are a couple of pieces:

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My brother helped me again, to plane the block, to square and plane the neck piece (on top), and to cut the 7 degree angle for the headstock.  The big block is not wide enough so I added a couple pieces.  You can see the outline of the bass body, like a Hofner bass.

I cut the body out using a little band saw:

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The sides, before and after drum sanding:

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