Carving the Upper Horn & Making Cavity Covers

So I did the usual upper horn carve, took way longer than necessary. Then I took out the EMG MMTW pickup I was going to use and figured out how much space I’d need for a cavity. The bass controls are like a guitars- just volume and tone, but this would require a battery and perhaps two.

I cut a piece of thin stock cherry wood and glued a really cool piece of redwood burl to offset the back appearance. Then rounded corners and beveled the sides. Before I went to bed I added its first saturating coat of tru oil. The smaller oval shaped cavity cover is for my own build and has already had its final layer of oil.

20130331-075406.jpg

20130331-075417.jpg

20130331-075427.jpg

20130331-075436.jpg

20130331-075446.jpg

20130331-075510.jpg

20130331-075534.jpg

20130331-075545.jpg

20130331-075556.jpg

20130331-075607.jpg

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s