This week’s BotW comes from Patrick Conway and his custom built Dawg bass from Bootleg Guitars and Basses.
“This is the finest instrument I have ever played,” Patrick says, and we believe him. Here’s what Jon Hill from Bootleg Basses had to say about his build:
The new Dawg Bass is all about business. People that know me know that I deal on a strickly professional level and I don’t mean rock stars, I mean keeping your tools of the trade an afterthought so you can focus on pleasing the crowds, which in turn makes everybody happy!
The quality of the wood selection is where its at for me. How it’s cut, how old was the tree, how was it dried … I could go on, but woodworking is clearly a passion of mine. People ask me all the time what is my favorite part about building a guitar ? So for me, I love knowing when it see the right pieces of woods, I can start imaging how its going to come together and I know it will be perfect when its finished. Perfect Tone, Perfect Balance, Perfect Feel, Perfect bass.
|Bridge:||Hipshot B style, solid brass 3/4″ SS|
|Pickups:||Bartolini Active/Passive Pickup|
|Fingerboard:||Quarter Sawn Maple, 24 Fret 16″ Radius|
|Truss Rod:||Single action, Made In USA|
|Headstock:||4 in line|
|Nut:||Solid brass 1.5″|
|Frets:||Jumbo / Jescar|
|Inlay:||Black Dot, 6mm|
|Pick Guard:||Red Ebony|
|Strings:||100, 80, 65, 45 Nickel|
|Finish:||Gunstock oil / Semi-Gloss Headstock|
Add here’s a great video of the shaping of the neck: