Watch Warwick create a custom fretless bass from scratch

Created for bassist Leonid Maksimov.

Warwick has released a video showing the complete process for creating a custom shop bass guitar. Take a look above. The video shows every part of the process, including wood selection, glueing the truss rod and fretboard, CNC machining, hand-sanding, hand-finishing, and final setup.

The fretless bass for Russian bassist Leonid Maksimov, complete with a ‘Flip-Flop Chrome’ finish, as well as some other appointments such as active EMG pickups and illuminated dot inlays and fret lines. The Hipshot Ultralight tuning machines also feature a ‘D-Tuner’, which allows for instant access to drop tunings at the press of a lever.

The bass’ construction consists of a through- maple and ekanga neck, an ebony fretboard and a swamp ash body. The construction was lead by Warwick head of research and development Marcus Spangler, who’s seen in the above video presenting Maksimov with the completed instrument.

To hear the bass in action, just pay attention to the music throughout the video, as it’s been scored by Maksimov playing it.

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