"Wiser the man who learns through experience than the man who believes just word."
In other words this guide will first give you an opportunity to practice making the various parts of an electric bass guitar so that you may gain insight and a bit of experience before crafting your final version. Making a fine electric stringed instrument is an intricate and delicate craft to learn so do not enter into this guide thinking that you will reach perfection with your instrument right away.
Practice will be important and this guide will follow the experience that I had while learning the process required to create an electric bass guitar. I have devoted much of my time recently to discovering the art of this craft and I hope that if you choose to follow this guide that you will discover this also!!
So continue on if you feel that you are up to this challenge, and you will see what a little science and imagination can do........
Step 1: TOOLS REQUIRED:
Tools that you will need:
- Hand Planner
- Wood Carving Chisel (optional but very helpful at times)
- Different sizes of Files and Rasps
- A set of screw drivers
- Fine precision saw
- Router and various bits.
- Electric drill
- Belt sander
- Orbital sander
- Reciprocating Saw ( A smaller blade about 3/8th" and a larger 1/2" blade)
- Band Saw
- Drill Press
- Table Saw (Optional, mine has a dead motor)