Appalachia Semi-Hollow Bass Guitar (2019)

This is a semi-hollow 4-string Bass guitar with in double hummbucker configuration. The perimeter of the body is Basswood, the top and bottom of the body is Maple, and the fretboard is made of Rosewood. It is setup for 33.75 scale with 20 frets. The back of the neck is finished about a dozen coats of polyurethane and sanded to 1000 grit for maximum hardness. You don’t want a guitar with a sticky neck when your hands get sweaty.

I used a welding torch to burn the body before finishing with Watco Danish Oil followed by about 20 coats of Lacquer. This gave a wonderful natural look.

The knobs are setup as neck volume (logarithmic), neck tone (linear), bridge volume (logarithmic), bridge tone (linear), selection switch, and final volume (logarithmic). I spent a lot of time in headphones when wiring the guitar, using a VOX 1/4″ adapter amplifier and noise-cancellation cans to resolve the smallest details.

The guitar has a nice, rich, open sound, very unlike the tight punch of the solid-body Disco Boss.

 

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