After several requests, I'll be posting some pics of the shop and work in progress here. Maybe you will see YOUR bass there some day...
Woodworking shop in the morning.
My space is modest, compact and easy to get around. Light is important and I keep everything clean and organized. I pull out only the tools I need for each process and put them away before starting something else. I build methodically for better control and precision over my work.
The room is dry and well ventilated. I acclimate raw wood there that I wont be using for a while. The wood that is ready for immediate use is kept in a warmer storeroom.
3 necks headstock being glued.
Scuffed Volcan and Cliff ready for their final coats of finish.
Office / final assembly / wood storage / drying room
This is the most versatile room in the shop and also the main creative space. My favorite bench is on the right where I do all the final assemblies. The entire top surface is covered of cork!
Matheu 6 strings Volcan Piccolo in progress, with a few more coats of finish left before final assembly.
Electronic cavity. Lots of controls on this one!
Electronic pre-wiring with active EMG set, Ghost Acousti-phonic and 13 pins Midi Hexpander.
Black Tusq nut directly profiled from a raw blank.
Nut and machine heads installed. The truss-rod cover will be installed after the instrument is stringed and the rod adjusted.
Pickups, Electronic and tailpiece installed. Locating the bridge before connecting the piezo saddles to the Preamp. Thanks to my friend Bernie at HS Machining for milling the bridge! Everything line-up perfectly.
Bridge completed and Thumbguard installed. The guys at Superior Electroplating in Surrey did a good job on the Chrome.
Here we go! The machine is ready...