Some new bass billets have arrived! This is the first of the two. Photos of the other one to follow. This buckeye burl will come up nicely, but it will need some love to get the best out of it. The roughness of the surface indicates that it was most likely cut before it was fully dried. There is some very nice figure in this piece but I’ve also got to work around some of the obvious imperfections here. It will be worth it, because the end result is going to look amazing. Fun times ahead!
Right now there are two new five string Mallia Expressions in the works, with two customers eagerly awaiting each. For the model below, the neck is three pieces of maple, with two wenge stringers. The fretboard will be this lovely piece of ebony, with just a little bit of figure in it.
More updates to follow, as the instruments progress…
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