This week’s BotW is a multi-scale 7-string beast with a nice blend of exotic woods.

Builder Rick Link writes:

This is a custom build for Reggie Grayson. The bass is a multi scale/fanned fret 7 string tuned F#/B/E/A/D/G/C. The scale lengths are 37″-34″. The fretboard is cocobolo with a very nice mix of heart and sap woods. 26 EVO gold frets. The body is a laminate of padouk, red oak, wenge, and redwood burl. It has a cats-eye consisting of purpleheart, maple veneer, and wenge. The neck is 7 piece flame maple/padouk/purpleheart and is a neck thru the body. The headstock is maple burl veneer, walnut, cherry. The tuners are Hipshot Ultra Lights. The preamp is an 18 volt Audere with a Z mode switch and the pickups are custom wound humbuckers from Instrumental Pickups.






A fine piece of work, Rick! Well done!

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12 Responses to “[Bass of the Week] Beardly Customs Reggie Grayson 7 String”

  1. Nicely done…I think I’ll stick with 4 strings, I have yet to master.

    April 9, 2014 at 1:34 pm - Reply or Post a new comment
  2. Beautiful job, but man, you would need hands the size of bigfoot’s to play it.

    April 9, 2014 at 1:55 pm - Reply or Post a new comment
  3. Awesome stuff… looks good

    April 9, 2014 at 2:26 pm - Reply or Post a new comment
  4. Would’nt know when to stop experimenting on it day in day out…yeah baby!!!

    April 9, 2014 at 2:50 pm - Reply or Post a new comment
  5. That’s Magnificent, I am currently building a bass and had considered offering it up for BOTW but now I am not so sure lol again great job

    April 9, 2014 at 3:06 pm - Reply or Post a new comment
  6. Thanks guys!! If anyone wants to see more or talk about a project, check out

    April 9, 2014 at 6:35 pm - Reply or Post a new comment
  7. Amazing work as usual Rick!

    April 9, 2014 at 8:35 pm - Reply or Post a new comment
  8. A video wud be nice to listen to how it sounds!

    April 10, 2014 at 2:33 am - Reply or Post a new comment
  9. Spectacular! Now I feel silly for submitting the mod I did on an old Steinberger a couple of days ago…

    April 25, 2014 at 5:58 pm - Reply or Post a new comment

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