Building this bass for Phil was really an unreal experience. Seeing him play my single-cut prototype for the first time, discussing what he was looking for in an instrument, and finally handing it off to him has been beyond words. You can view the progress blog for his build here.

  • Better Mousetrap Guitars Aurora body shape
  • 35" scale, 24 frets
  • Slab walnut wings (reclaimed from beams in a barn that stood in Kentucky for over 100 years) 
  • Curly maple, walnut, and padauk neck
  • Maple fretboard w/padauk plug at the 12th fret
  • Padauk knobs and electronics cover

 

  • Kent Armstrong soapbar pickups
  • Aguilar OBP-3 preamp
  • Volume w/P-P to passive, Blend, Bass, Mid w/P-P frequency select, and Treble controls
  • Black Hipshot Ultralite tuners
  • Black Hipshot A-style bridge