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 is hanging off the back of a porch chair to dry, and I’m usually in a 3M mask (originally purchased for a bird flu outbreak) tending to it all.  Yeah, it’d be enough to scare the neighbors if they looked over the wall.  I think Mrs. NH is questioning my sanity.

I’m headed to Kyiv this week so expect a break in bass progress reports.  I’m looking forward to visiting some favorite restaurant haunts.

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.

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… 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.