Bass of the Week: Crimson Guitars Spalted Ash Bass Master Build

Crimson Guitars Spalted Ash Bass Master Build

I’m always mesmerized by videos of instruments being made, especially basses. Crimson Guitars put together a five-part series on “How to Build a P-Style Bass Guitar,” and it’s incredible to watch even a simple build come together.

Ben Crowe from Crimson Guitars starts from scratch with a piece of spalted English Ash for the body, some flamed sycamore for the neck, and Pippy Brown Oak for the fretboard. It comes together for what they call “a timeless shape with a few twists.”

Other features include Gotoh hardware, a brushed pickguard, and a Seymour Duncan pickup.

Check out part one where Crowe shapes the body:

Crimson Guitars Spalted Ash Bass Master Build Specs:

Body:Lightly Carved Spalted Ash
Neck:Flamed Sycamore
Fretboard:Pippy Brown Oak
Pickup:Seymour Duncan P-Bass
Hardware:Chrome Gotoh
Case:Fitted Crimson Guitars Hard Case
Other:Brushed Pickguard

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