Along the lines of the Bubble Wand T style I built this 8 string bass from Black Limba, Mahogany and padauk. Pickups are EMG passive “Geezer” signature. Light weight, sounds great! For sale!
This bass is a mash up of different styles of bass in one. It has the classic Rickenbacker shape, but with a carved maple top similar to PRS style. It has a bolt-on maple and ebony fretless neck in the Fender style. Neck pocket is standard Fender size in case someone wanted to put a fretted neck on.
Pickups are Rickenbacker, the bridge pickup is a 1974 4001 pickup, the neck is a 2007 4003 pickup. Bass sounds GREAT! Neck has a 16″ radius with white side dots where the frets would be and gold side dots where the traditional markers would be. Way easier to play than you’d think, lots of fun to noodle on. Should be louder than most, the knobs go to 11!! The instrument is perfectly balanced on the strap. Tuners are Hipshot Ultralights and the bridge is a Hipshot A. Body is made from poplar with a thick maple cap and nitro finish. 100% Made in the USA! Serial # 513619
And for only $2500! Any questions, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I built this recently as an homage to the Gretsch Corvette. I always liked the funky 2+4 headstock and cool body shape.
As an alternative to the Chinese-built ones of today, here is an all mahogany Made in the USA version!
Pickups are TV Jones Powertrons. 1 meg pots all round, Master Volume, neck pickup volume, bridge pickup volume and master tone.
Fretboard is bound ebony with medium jumbo frets and 12″ radius. Neck has a chunky profile, feels fat in your hand. Nut is bone.
Cut down Bigsby and a Towner tension bar. Bridge is a Wilkinson roller.
This is a rock machine!
I can build one to your specs, let me know!
This is a bass I built for myself so I wasn’t too concerned with cosmetics, as a result there are a couple of blemishes in the thin nitro, that said…
It’s fairly lightweight (compared to my Rickenbacker 4003), plays well and sounds great. Bridge pickup is a 1976 Rickenbacker 4001 that I picked up damaged. I had it rewound and it sounds awesome. The neck pickup was just a shell and I had the same guy that rewound the bridge pickup build a humbucker to fit it.
Neck-through construction, mahogany and maple throughout with a couple of walnut stringers for contrast.
Two way truss rod and a pair of carbon fiber rods in the neck enable the neck to be slim and still hold up to the 5 string tension easily.
Pau Ferro fretboard with real abalone fret markers. 16″ radius, medium jumbo frets and 33″ scale. Graphite nut.
Kahler USA Bridge.
Shown here is the first Eman Special I built.
Plays great and sounds great. Tone is closer to the old 60s Strats than the ones of today. Clear and precise. Trem feels nice, easy action. Neck is finished in Tru-Oil and the body is finished with clear nitrocellulose.
I will ship internationally but we need to talk about it first if that’s what you want.
Price includes shipping to the contiguous United States in a new case.
Eman Guitars T Shirt now available! Coolest thing ever!
About the shirt: The Gildan 64000 makes for a great staple t-shirt. It’s made of a heavier cotton and the double-stitched neckline and sleeves give it more durability. It’s part of Gildan’s Softstyle line, so it’s softer and more fitted than some of Gildan’s other t-shirt models.
Available USA only (if international, email me and we’ll work it out). Black Or Navy.
Special thanks to Mark Fountain for the pic. http://fountainphoto.net
So this is your opportunity to get yourself a cool(er) way of setting up your tremolo system.
I’ve always thought the B5/B50 to be an ugly design stain on a guitar, like the only alternative as an afterthought on a flat or mildly arched guitar.
So, for $200 delivered in the USA, I’ll send you:
A chopped Bigsby B5. Shortened, screw hole drilled in the spring base and nicely polished.
A Towner tension bar.
Inserts and studs to retain the Towner. ($10 off the total if your guitar already has a TOM style stop tailpiece).
Variations on the theme are accepted, just PM me and ask.
If you already have a B5/B50 you want chopped, I can do that for you.
This was built using my same formula of all new parts, lightweight paulownia body, Fender licensed maple neck (7.25″ radius), Slick brand Fullerton pickups (they ROCK!) and all Fender hardware except the knobs. Quality American electrics.
Guitar weight less than six pounds and just sings. Plays great also.
Note: NOT A FENDER! Decal added for authenticity, get your James Burton on or play “Nationwide” commercials, your choice!
This guitar is now sold, contact me if you want something similar built!
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This is a full hollowbody 60s era Fender Coronado body that I adapted to take an 80s Fender Japan Stratocaster neck. Other parts are all new. The NYII pickups sound really good here, very vintage vibe. I didn’t refinish any of the woodwork to retain the mojo. This guitar plays really nicely. Someone sometime scratched off the “made in Japan” section of the headstock decal. Not sure why.
Any questions, lemme know.
I don’t have a case for this, so we might have to go the $100 UPS store packaging, but we can sort that out.