Building a Bass Guitar – Part 2 (Painting Body and Neck)

I’ve been waking up early and painting by moonlight to get this guitar properly finished.  The body coat is proving to be a real bear.  Little cans of green spray paint (I’ve gone through four) don’t cover like an air brush.  It’s kind of an awkward undertaking in the confines of my balcony as well.  There are newspapers spread all over the place, the guitar … Continue reading Building a Bass Guitar – Part 2 (Painting Body and Neck)

Building a Bass Guitar – Part 1 (Headstock and Primer)

When was the last time you sanded something?  I mean from a 100 grain to a 500.  For me, it had been decades.  That all ended tonight.  My bass guitar kit morphed from ugly duckling to P-Bass Beauty in waiting. … With two coats of primer on the body, I believe it’s time to start giving her true color tomorrow.   Better get to bed early. Continue reading Building a Bass Guitar – Part 1 (Headstock and Primer)