Bass of the Week: Beardly Customs Rainbow Bass
Beardly Customs luthier Rick Link sent us this example of his take on a rainbow style bass, and it looks like he knocked it out of the park. The bass is centered around its body, which has thirty separate pieces of wood to give a rainbow-like effect. Link used rosewood, purpleheart, wenge, flamed maple, redwood burl, blood wood, walnut, cocobolo, and walnut and maple veneers for a fantastic aesthetic.
The bass’s neck is a single piece of curly maple topped with a two-tone cocobolo fretboard. Following the theme of the body, the headstock is made of flamed maple, purpleheart, and wenge with walnut/maple/walnut veneers on its face. Link fitted the instrument with a pair of EMG Hzs wired to a single volume knob, a 3-way switch, and a coil tap switch for the middle pickup. Hardware includes a Kahler 7410 tremolo bridge and Hipshot Ultralite tuners.
Beardly Customs “Rainbow” Bass Photos:
Beardly Customs “Rainbow” Bass Specs:
|Body:||Rosewood, Purpleheart, Wenge, Flamed Maple, Redwood Burl, Blood Wood, Walnut, Cocobolo, and Walnut and Maple Veneers|
|Neck:||1 Piece Curly Maple|
|Frets:||24 EVO Gold|
|Inlays:||Glow in the Dark Side Dots|
|Electronics:||Volume, 3-Way Pickup Selector, Coil Tap for Middle Pickup|
|Hardware:||Black Kahler 7410 Tremolo, Hipshot Ultra Lite Tuning Machines|
|Finish:||Danish Oil and Wax|
Make sure to check out the Beardly Customs Facebook page for build photos.