[Bass of the Week] Pyramid Point Custom Guitars Tele Bass I

The feature bass this week has a very nice Michigan White Ash body.

Builder Bob DeKorne writes:

A bandmate asked me to build him a “bass mate” for his beloved old Tele – maple neck, ash body, aged white pick guard. So I took him a slab of 1 3/4″ Michigan White Ash, and he picked out the section he liked. I carved it out, bought Jazz Bass pickups, and some Tele-style hardware to match his favorite Tele. This bass still shows the effects of the Emerald Ash borer on the back side, and even a little bark. It is a one-piece body of naturally harvested, Michigan grown White Ash, a maple neck from StewMac, a modified Tele pick guard, and just simple Danish Oil finish. It came out great – punchy tone, cool vibe, and easy playing.

Well done!

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8 thoughts on “[Bass of the Week] Pyramid Point Custom Guitars Tele Bass I

  1. I love this bass.
    A big congratulations for the original color choices and the realization.
    The telecaster is really the simplest form but surely the most successful.
    It is rarely used for the bass because the equilibrium would not be perfect, with the head that plunges.
    Is this the case on this one?

  2. Nice work Bob!! My “Mj-5” was just posted, and as mentioned (in my write up) I started with a kit and only used the wood, After seeing your beginning rough cut body I am encouraged to build one from scratch… I have a drawing already, now I’m just looking for the “perfect” wood. Any suggestions?? I love the simplicity of your build, sometimes less is more!! Beautiful!!

  3. Great looking bass my friend I love the Tele body I have built several tele basses from the tele body design . love the pick guard and the set up rate it a 10 out of 10 in my book keep up the good work

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