Summer is in full swing and it's business as usual in the workshop, with some lovely instruments through this month.
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Once the scratchplate was repaired and refitted, the bass was restrung with fresh strings and treated to a full setup before being reunited with one very happy owner!
The body and neck were aftermarket parts, even with official parts, there's no guarantee that the parts will fit together without some work. Fortunately the neck was a licensed neck from Allparts which meant it fitted the body well. The body came with pre dented holes, which weren't 100% but were good enough to use.
Once the neck and body were joined, the next step is positioning the bridge, really important to get it right for the intonation to be correct. You can see that the pre dented holes for the bridge position were slightly too far back, lucky enough they had not drilled the holes, so it was easy enough to mount the bridge slightly forward to allow for correct string intonation.
The bridge was also aligned with the neck to make sure the strings would sit evenly on the fretboard and not overhang.
As the customer has wanted a Telecaster bass for quite awhile, he had been collecting parts for possible use with the project. Although this final build wouldn't have a scratchplate or control plate, it was used to mark out where the controls would be to add to the look.
The pickup cavity had to be slighly enlarged to fit the Kent Armstrong humbucker chosen for this project, once fitted, it was onto the wiring!
Hi, I'm Lewis, Ive been repairing guitars since 2004, I learnt my craft at Totnes School of Guitar Making!