The Super Jumbo Bass

body length.........22 1/2"
lower bout..........18"
waist...................11 1/2"


Standard features: Scalloped bracing, bone nut and saddle, wood bridge pins, wood binding, wood pickguards, highly arched backs, quality tuners, and a high quality hand-rubbed violin varnish.

I saw the woods I use from cants or bolts, air dry them and grade them instrument or master grade.

Back and sides woods: Walnut, Hawaiian Koa, Maple

Top woods: Sitka Spruce, Englemann Spruce, Cedar

Necks: Honduras Mahogany and Hardrock Maple -- The necks that I build are vertical grain Mahogany with a 1/4"insert of Maple. A channel is cut into the Maple to receive an adjustable truss rod. The Bass guitar neck is a 16 fret neck with a 34" standard scale.

Fingerboards and bridges: Ebony

Binding woods: Maple and Ebony -- Many variations of binding and purfling are available using differing thicknesses of Maple and Ebony.

Pickguards are generally cut from the same wood as used for the back and sides.

Peghead overlay is generally cut from the special wood that is used for the pickguard.

Base price of the Super Jumbo acoustic bass is $3,500.

Options: Multiple binding and purfling, wood binding on the fingerboard, cutaway body design, master grade wood choices and some custom inlaying. Pickups can also be built in.

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Bass front

Bass front

Bass back


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