Project NCB-6 32"

Here is some pictures from the making of an Ares NCB-6. This bass will be made with a 32" scale. More pictures will come during the project.

After selecting and planning the wood it is time to glue the neck.

Spreading the glue.



Not easy

Neckpieces under pressure



Mahogany pieces for the body

Gluing the body


Body templet

Neckwork



Newly made trussrods

Routing channels for the trussrods



Trussrods in place

Start making fretboard of a nice piece of Wenge



Fretboard in place, binding coming

Binding in maple



Binding finished

Drilling for inlays



Abalone inlays. Wenge is such a nice wood for fretboard

Fretting



Fretting finished

Bandsawing the neck



The neck is raw cut, ready to shape

Top pieces comes together



Just add some glue and we are all set. Piece of cake.

Bandsawing the top



A really nice Premium Top

Shaping the neck



Neckjoint

Glue the neck to the body



Shaping the backside with a chisel

Sanding the top



The top must fit the body perfectly

The top glues to the body



Now it is time to string the bass and listen to the song. Beautiful song!

Routing cavity for pickups



Bindings in wenge (why make it easy?)

It is tricky to bow wenge but it is so nice when it is finished



Almost there

Now we are getting somewhere


Binding on head stock

The binding in Wenge is so hard to bend, but it is nice


Now it is time to sand the surface

Yes, looks OK!


The surface is oiled and ready for lacquer. Trying the hardware on, looks OK!

A close up of the body


A close up of the binding at neck and headstock

In the lacquer both


Drilling holes for the EMG pickups

Mounting tuners


Here she is together with her big sister. My customer call them Angel 1 and Angel 2. Angel 2 is the six-string.

Ares NCB-6, nr 273, is ready to Rock 'n Roll. The two switches are for switching between single coil and humbucker on each pickup, EMG 45-TW.