For a while now I've been wishing that I had an instrument that would let me play in both bass registers or guitar registers, as the "band" I play in lacks a bassist. I've also been listening to a little bit too much music in the so-called djent genre, and my 7-string just isn't enough to get those really low notes.
So here are the specs so far:
- Bass scale 750mm, treble scale 650mm (~29.5" -> 25.6")
- Carved flamed maple top
- Flamed maple neck & fretboard
- Walnut back
- Bridge humbucker, single coil in the neck - both will need to be home made
- Custom bridge
I would like to make this my first attempt at a carved top. I will also need to machine my own bridge for this, but I might take the saddles from a couple of cheap ebay bridges. We'll see. The budget will be VERY tight, so I'll have to do some creative scrounging to pull this off.
The design so far: This is super-ambitious, and I'll have to make a lot of my own parts, but it'll be a fun challenge