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Finally got my custom basses website theme configured!

As well as playing them since 1982, I have been making electric bass guitars since 1998.
My luthier adventures all began with the following bass I like to call the “Dual-Nation” bass. This was my first attempt at making an electric bass guitar.

It is a through-neck design.

The body wings are made of a Flame Maple-Walnut-Flame Maple sandwich. The neck is made of Purpleheart and Maple, whilst the finger board is made of an Ebony-Bubinga sandwich.

The bass features chrome hardware with black-anodised control knobs. The tuning heads are by Schaller.
The pickups are single-coil active pickups by EMG and the guitar is a 34-inch scale.

The bass has a hand-painted bald eagle bust and a thistle, hence the “Two Nations”. I’m originally from Scotland (thistle) but now live in the U.S.A (bald eagle).
The bass is finished with a durable polyurethane coat, although I was originally tempted to finish it in tung oil to give a natural wood look.

This little gem sounds very 80’s American funk… good for my playing style.

Hope you like it!


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