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I build basses and guitars. Here's a couple that I finished last year.

8 string bass:

Semi-hollow LP style guitar:

I'm currently working on two more basses and I'm in the planning stages of another guitar. One of the basses is a fretless mate to the 8 string I posted here and the other is a multiscale experiment. The guitar is going to be a lefty LP style guitar as a gift for a friend.

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ajcoholic said:
Wow, some very interedting guitars, and that bass board is SO wide... how do you play it - I mean, get yoiur fingers up to the top strings?
It's not as hard as you might imagine. The neck is very thin (front to back) with a very flat profile, which I find makes it easier to handle.

ajcoholic said:
What woods are they? Tell us more! :)

The specs of the guitars are:

8 String tuned B to Bb
Curly bubinga top, back and fretboard
White Limba body core
Wenge accents
7-piece wenge/maple neck
Matching wood pickup covers and control cavity
Ziricote knobs with abalone position markers
24 banjo sized frets
889 mm (35") scale
115.5 mm (4.5") string spread at bridge (16.5 mm string spacing)
70 mm (2.75") at nut
108 mm (4.25") at 24th fret
Two dual action truss rods
Three graphite stiffening rods
Brass nut
Sperzel tuners
ETS bridge
Nordstrand Fat Stack Pickups
Aguilar OBP-3 3-band preamp

Padauk top with wenge pinstripe
Chambered Mahogany body
Curly maple neck
Ebony fretboard
Ziricote top hat knobs
Wenge pickup rings
Padauk pickguard
Grover tuners
TOM bridge
Graphtech Nut
648 mm (25.5") scale
22 Banjo sized frets
Seymour Duncan SH-1 '59 Bridge and Neck pickups
Vol/Tone/Vol/Tone with bridge/both/neck switch

I'm considering rewiring the guitar pickups so that I can do series/parallel with the two coils. Or possibly also so that I could run independent coils as well.
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