Guitar Gallery

12917- Abbey Road Bass

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

Using the same sized body but a full 34″ scale, the Abbey Road bass is of fully hollow construction.

The timber used is as for the Abbey Road Hollow Body- birch laminate for the back and sides and plantation grown mahogany for the neck which is carbon fibre- reinforced, with Macassar ebony for the fret board.

The pickups used in this bass were specifically made by Mick Brierley using a conventional sized humbucker cover and baseplate with four slugs instead of the usual six.

10713-Radiomaster S/S Bass

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

The Short Scale Radiomaster Deluxe Bass has body construction that is very similar to the 6 string Radiomaster, but with an extended neck pocket and the treble pickup is placed between the scratchplate and the bridge.

The controls are identical- volume, tone and pickup selector.

The 30.5″ scale neck is three piece laminated maple, with a lacquered figured maple fretboard. The headstock is standard Radiomaster shape and size.

The machine heads are Gotoh and this bass is fitted with GFS Music Man bass pickups.

67: – 67 0304- Benn’s Bass. (2004)

Saturday, November 7th, 2009


Four string, through-body fretless bass to Bennie’s specifications. Bass featured inlaid plastic into fingerboard to Benn’s design. The bass was fitted with EMG pickups and a piezo bridge as well as onboard preamp and provision for an 18V power supply. It was finished in vintage clear with grain enhancement to the ash parts of the maple and ash-laminated body. Script decal in black.

55: – 55 0302 – Kathy’s electric upright bass. (2002)

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

number55Made from highly figured Blackwood, the bass is full 1040mm scale length and has good acoustic qualities due to its acoustic construction. It is fitted with a Shadow pickup.

42:- Mahogany bodied J- styled bass (1998)

Saturday, November 7th, 2009


For Melbourne customer, Richard Sucevic. Essentially, the instrument was made around a supplied mahogany JB body. I fabricated a maple neck with striped ebony fingerboard with maple veneer for fret positions and assembled and wired in supplied Bartolini pickups.

30: A solid mahogany “Beatle” style bass (1996)

Saturday, November 7th, 2009


With Musicman-style headstock for Matt Albiston, local bass player.

It was finished in transparent red and used pickups and hardware from a Hondo bass.

25: 25/0296- The “Blues Bass” made for Ian Amor. (1996)

Saturday, November 7th, 2009


Very similar in concept to the Bluesmaster and based on the dimensions of a genuine 1956 Precision bass.

16: Smith’s 5 string Bass. (1994)

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

The first bass built and made to the customer’s drawings. Unfortunately no photos were taken of the original design and its characteristic sword-shaped fret board inlays.