This instrument was built this investigate building techniques, playability, and tone for multiscale basses, and to see whether there is anything to be gained from adding a third pickup to the typical Jazz Bass configuration.
The shape is a sleeker re-imagining of the Jazz shape with a retro asymmetrical/offset look.
Gluing up the blank
Surfacing the blank
Cutting out the shape
Pickups, control cavity, and neck pocket routed. Bridge, electronics, and neck holes drilled.
The neck is dimensioned like Jazz bass, except for the multiple scale lengths. FretFind 2-D was used to compute the neck geometry, and the inputs I used are shown below.
Fretboard layout in SVG format
Fretboard layout in PDF format (single page)
Fretboard layout in PDF format (multi-page, letter)
Gluing up the blank. Unfortunately, these are the only pictures I have of the neck under construction.
A mock-up with the mostly-competed body and neck
The assembled bass