I'm new around here 🙂
I often post on a few international luthiery forums but I'm stoked I've found a south african based forum!
Just entered into the finishing stages of my 3rd build (yes I am a bassist 😛)
This is a 6 string fretless semi-hollow bass I'm currently working on:
Couple of questions you can maybe help with. I'm planning on keeping the rear cover on with magnets. Does anyone know where one can buy decent magnets (I've tried fridge magnets, not gonna work 😛) in cape town.
I'm also keen to have a go at designing my own vribrato at some stage. Anyone know where I can buy springs?
I've build one guitar a year for the past 3 years. Hoping to break that pattern this year by building 2 more this year. I'm considering a fretless version of one of my other builds and also a fanned fret 5 string (yet to be designed), but those plans are still in the pipeline 🙂