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.

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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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