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Worthy Guitars / Custom 5 String Bass / 2014 / Bass For Sale

Blackwood back and sides, cedar top and a curly maple neck feature on this fretless 5 string. It has a 36” scale; the neck is fitted with carbon fibre bars and a two way truss rod. Tuning is BEADG, the strings in the photos are black Rotosounds. The top is lattice braced with carbon fibre reinforcement and the eliptical sound hole is placed in the cutaway to maximise the tops vibrating, or “speaking’ surface.

The body is wedged for player comfort, and both the top and back have a 10’ radius. The headplate, binding and rosette are cocobolo and the rosette plug is removable. Internal access is via a removable plate on the butt.

The listing here is shown for showcase purpose only. Not for sale. Previously built for customer.

If you have an interest in my work, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Worthy Guitars, Australia  

Contact name:
David Worthy
Worthy Guitars
Opening hours: - (+61) 3 5968 9986

Tucked away behind the Dandenong Ranges, east of Melbourne, I build a number of different guitars with a focus on custom orders.

All guitars feature solid timbers with timber bindings, quality machine heads and attention to the fine detail expected from a custom instrument. Wherever possible I encourage customers to have input into the appointments of their guitar to ensure their instrument is truly unique.

Over the years I have developed a few signature models such as the “Talisman” (a small jumbo) with the option of venetian or florentine cutaways ; a 12 fret 00 style – “Vintage” and the “Sunbeam” - a cutaway 12 fret. Vintage and Sunbeams are also available as 14 fret instruments. Many of the other custom orders are featured on this site, and as new guitars are completed they too will be featured.

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