I decided october 9th 2014 that I should build myself a new bass, so I bought some pickups from eBay which lead to buying tuning machines, then an onboard preamp and bridge and strap locks and all the rest. So november 15th I started making some saw dust. These pics are in rough order of how things went together. This build made me realize that my 14" walker turner wasn't up to resawing 6" so I did make a small field trip to grizzly for a G0513x2. I was going to get the anniversary edition but I talked myself into the x2 because of the blade guides and cast iron wheels etc. etc. but thats another thread.
The whole bass is maple with walnut strips, The top is book matched heartwood curly maple, all the maple came from my wifes aunts farm, and the walnut came from the woods by my house. The neck is a 5 piece neck or 9 piece if you count the thin walnut strips. The fingerboard is wenge, this was the first guitar that I made the fingerboard from scratch, the others I bought pre radiused and slotted fingerboards. I made a miter box for the slotting saw which luckily was on sale at woodcraft when I needed it.