Hi all, this is my first post. Glad to join you. 

So I have a kind of a big box I’m starting with (about 18.5” x 11” x 4”), so I am going to try to build a full sized bass. I have a spare neck already, so I don’t have to build one. I’m hoping it will be pretty straightforward, but you know how that goes. 

Anyway, my question is mostly about aesthetics. The box is really a blank slate, so I’m trying to find some inspiration on tarting it up a little. So far, I’ve considered waterslide decals, or some kind of decoupage using old family memorabilia. I guess I’m just looking for ideas, advice, and/or feedback. Thanks for reading,


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Have you tried searching the Pictures for ideas? 

Yeah, some great stuff there, but I don’t want to copy someone else ...

Very nice box. What was it used for? Just bear in mind, that it will probably need some bracing, for a bass. 2 or 4 string?

It was a box for a set of silverware. It’s pretty beefy, but yeah, the neck through to the bridge will be extra strong. I’m using a J-bass neck on it, 4-strings.

Through to the bridge or through to the tail?

I’m hoping the bridge will be the tail, if that makes sense. I still have to lay it out and see if the measurements work. (Making it up as I go along!)

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Yes,bridge near the tail makes sense.

Anyway, thanks y’all. I’m still wondering how to approach the “artistic” side of it :-)

not copying anybody is allmost inposseble to do , sins there are so many years and builds  that predecide you but im not the on to discourage you. your work bench shows the traces of many a creative proces ,so we will be exspecting a Mindblower ! Dave !

If you can stand listening to her (lol), this approach works well for artwork.



I have made basses like what you have in mind a few times, as long as you got something strong to mount the neck and bridge onto, that box will work beautifully for a full size bass


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