Fionna 091410

This little darling is Fionna and she was started in the summer of this year. I had to put her aside to build customer builds but I was able to finish her this week.
Fionna is a 33 inch medium scale fretless bass. Her neck is of flamed Hard Maple which has a dual action truss rod and two carbon fiber stabilization rods to keep her neck straight and true. Her flamed Hard Maple finger board is lined with Macassar Ebony fretlines and side dots only. Her fingerboard’s playing surface is coated in 8 layers of superglue to minimize string wear and adds greatly to her tone. Her headstock is laminated in figured Walnut front and back and she has a Tusq nut. Her curvy and carved body is of figured Walnut front and back with a soft flamed Maple core. She is semi-chambered which reduces weight and seems to add resonate qualities to her tone. Her electronics are EMG Jazz pickups with a 9 volt active circut. The Hipshot brand A style bridge, Hipshot Ultra-lite tuners, a Walnut cavity cover, Dunlop straplocks, and Ebony wood control knobs completes her equipment. Her tone is a nice low-mid growl with the smooth warm “Mwaahh” fretless sound. Her sustain is amazingly long and I could hold out notes for several seconds. I was able to copy tones I have heard on Pearl Jam’s Ten album without pedals or anything. At 8 pounds this bass is light and easy to play. Her fast neck is 1.5 inches at the nut and 2.5 inches at the 24th fret.