The owner of this bass contacted me about putting a new figured topset on his Elrick. It was his favorite bass, but he had found himself
looking at new basses with figured topsets, but thought why not dress up mine rather than buying a new bass? We talked over the options and
wood choices and came up with this:
Shave approxiametely 5/16" off of the top of the body and replace with a bookmatched flamed walnut topset and a blood wood accent layer
Thin Walnut accent layer on front of headstock to match
Hand rubbed oil and wax finish (bass originally had a rubbed oil finish)
And here we go!
These retops are always easier on a bolt neck bass or guitar!
The bass before the "face lift"
New topset on, final sanding taking place
New headstock veneer is on and ready for final sanding
The first coat of oil is on
And the body all finished and waxed
And the headstock all finished, starting to put the parts back on
And here it is after the new face lift!
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