The Sobei Bass

This custom build was mostly designed by the customer.  He had this weird idea for a Zebra wood “pickguard” area that would be flush with the top.  Therefore, I had to come up with a way to template out and inlay a huge piece of Zebra wood into the Mahogany body.  It had to be somewhat thick as well, since the carve in the body was going to extend through that area.  It was a very interesting project.  BTW, the client also had some elaborate ideas as to pickup configuration and switching.