Paula 031712

This is a custom bass specially designed by my customer who wanted a combination of several classic basses into one easy playing tone machine.  He wanted me to use his electronics taken from a 70’s Thunderbird bass and build a bass around them.   He was very involved in the build and I feel that his design ideas added greatly to the bass.  This bass may seem simple but it was actually quite a challenge.  She is a 22 stainless steel fretted 33 inch scale bass with a Wenge neck, Bubinga fret board, and gold MOP trapezoid inlays.  Her body is Honduran Mahogany with a tightly figured Curly Maple top.  She is somewhat chambered as the hardware and electronics would be fairly heavy.   She weighs in at about 9.5 pounds but does not seem like it.  Her electronics are 1970’s Thunderbird pickups stuffed into chrome covers and wired with the customers specs.  Her hardware is Hipshot brand tuners with a detuner and a Hipshot brand Super Tone bridge.