This week’s BotW that arrived in the email@example.com inbox takes an artistic slant.
I just finished a renovation on my Fender Jazz bass. My son Nicholas (nicholasfrenette.com) did the artwork on the body after I stripped it down to the bare alder. He probably put around 45 hours on it. The theme is Alice Cooper “Halo of Flies” and has the lyrics and a caricature of Alice on the back and some other ”Killer” themes on the front including a lyric line from “Be My Lover. Nicholas used India Ink, and it does look like a tattoo job, finished with acrylic lacquer.
So since the whole thing was torn apart, when I put it back together it got New Dimarzio pickups, Fender string through bridge, Fender ‘70’s nickel open tuners, Fender neck plate, chrome pick up covers, and a new pick guard. It has turned out to be an incredibly unique 1973-ish bass with one of my favourite artists from the 70’s on it. It’s a far cry from the 2004 red with white pick guard it was before….
Very cool, Kevin, well done!
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