The Signature Moondot Music Bass
A five piece neck blank constructed with careful jointing and glueing of maple, wenge and padauk. Neck tapers, headstock angle, side dots are all done before the wings are glued.
Abalone side dots, the ebony fretboard face is bare
Pressing in the Gold Evo fretwire
- Gold hardware, a Badass II, an ABM bell brass adjustable nut, EVO gold fret wire. Handwound pickups to be installed.
Custom pickups. Shaping the wenge covers.
The last stages of the build:
Strung up before applying a finish, it’s interesting to have a comparison of the acoustic and amplified sound of an unfinished instrument compared to finished.
Handcrafted wenge hardware, pickup covers, bridge plate, jack plate, truss rod cover.
Curing between coats.
Handwound single coil pickups
There’s a great shine when applying the finish, makes all the finish sanding worthwhile.
Neck-through 4 string 28 Fret Bass
- gold ‘Badass II’ bridge,
- bell brass ABM nut,
- gold EVO fretwire,
- gold tuners,
- wenge ramps over two handwound single coil pickups,
- wenge jackplate
- the control cavity plate was cut from the ash body wings achieving matching grain.