I built this ultra custom 4-String Electric Bass Guitar, utilizing as many decorative details as I could fit on the project. I taught a neighbor’s kid a little about woodworking by building with him a matching custom 6-String Electric Guitar, and I built the Bass while he worked on the 6-String. It was a lot of fun working with him, and we produced some pretty interesting custom guitars. He originally started out wanting his guitar “Blue”, but after seeing the stain coloring and air-brush toning of this Bass Guitar, he opted to match its color. I was going for that old-Maple reddish/brown color you see in historical flintlock firearms produced before 1800 in curly maple. I have produced that color before using the old Nitric Acid process on curly Maple, but this time I was scared to do that after putting in so many hours on the guitars. So, I did this coloring with Dye Stains, an air-brush gun, and also tinting my luthier-quality lacquers.
I have this particular Electric Bass Guitar for sale in my Etsy.com store
Thanks for reading,
Mark A. DeCou