BodySwiss stone pine
NeckFive Maple-Walnut stripes
Scale length864 mm (34“)
Frets24 jumbo, stainless steel
PickupsHäussel P-Bass MM 4-string, open
ControlsVolume and tone
Bridgegoeldo „Deluxe“ 3D Bass-bridge
TunersSchaller M4, blackchrome
FinishSatin-gloss varnish

This is a one-of-a-kind instrument, that I made on request from this incredible Swiss stone pine wood. The body shape is based on a Rickenbacker and the cherry fingerboard merges into the headstock covering. The carvings were handmade. I used a tropical seed pod as the flower pistil of the silver thistle in the lower bout. The pickups give a very fast responding, bassy-warm to biting-wirey sound. Somewhere between Precision Bass and MM style.

“It’s like surfing through space on a sound wave.”