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Drifter Bass, Part I

But, what is a Drifter Bass? There comes a time when you get an idea and it just doesn't let go. It can start as something much smaller and what could seem insignificant, but after a while it has snow balled itself to house crushing dimension and keeps on ...

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Double A (maple guitar)

The especial thing about this guitar is that it's 100% made of maple. The idea started to appeal to me more and more the longer I thought about it, the ideas emerged: a 20-inch fretboard radius with 24 stainless steel frets and 25,5-inch scale, two humbuc ...

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Guitar Bridge

Today I want to talk a bit about one of those parts that really can make a difference to the sound and usability of your instrument, the bridge. When one thinks of upgrades for a guitar or bass often shop bought tuners, pickups or bridges come to m ...

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The Karlsson, baritone guitar test

When I first started to plan this baritone guitar (that you can listen to at the end of this post ;) ) I tried to avoid it being a one trick pony, after all, a body made of mahogany with a 30” scale could mean it would sound like muffled rumble covered wi ...

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Handmade Precision bass

  Recently I finished a Precision bass. It was a pleasant project from the beginning but it is even more special when you get to make the pickup as well (but I prefer to get more into that and some custom pickup making in a later blog entry). ...

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Lingon guitar

For the Lingon-project I wanted to try out some design solutions I normally wouldn’t choose for myself. I often begin a project thinking that I’m the one who is going to play it on recordings or in concerts, but this time I made up my own “dream client”. ...

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Harakka Jaguar

I was sort of familiar with the Jaguar guitar, I had tried a few and in general, liked the offset design and the short (24") scale. But I wasn't aware of how the wiring should be done nor the problems the standard Jaguar bridge had. So off I went to make ...

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Mustang Bass

I wanted to make a Mustang bass in black and yellow with a shorter scale (30,292 inches). I was quite lucky to get hold of a 1969 Mustang to be able to measure it from top to toe, and from there make the tweaked templates. making the templates with my ...

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Jouhikko

This has to be one of the most mysterious instruments I've come across. A medieval instrument that nearly disappeared, only a few players existed a hundred years ago but luckily it has made a bit of a comeback in recent decades. Belonging to the family of ...