Another long term project nearing completion is a wearable upright bass we’ve been working on for an excellent musician Alex “Wolfie” Obert.
This thing has been a long time comin` and it’s been, I’ll say. a challenge all the way.Here are some pictures we took in the shop just before he picked it up.It has 7 main strings, tuned low B, E, A, D, G, C,and a low C. It also has 25 sympathetic strings. Kind of a large bass Sarod kind of thing. The sympathetic strings have not been strung yet as Wolfie is taking it on out to the Ali Ackbar School to have the Jawari done. As I understand it this is the mysterious and delicate process where the optimal placement and carving of the sympathetic bridge is done.