Paradox J5

This is my second build and a truly scratch-built bass; I designed everything myself – the shape, the string layout, all dimensions and the complete configuration. I’ve only used a plunge router, a drill (press) and a jigsaw as power tools; the rest is done by hand. This blog is an extensive diary of my adventures as an amateur luthier.

Florence JB4

This is my first hand-built bass guitar, based on my own design. I am very pleased with the overall result and the sound of this semi-hollow custom jazz bass is very sweet! I had no real woodworking experience before I started this endeavour and I learned most of the techniques from reading books and online forums.