When setting out to create the Caldera bass Josh Hamilton was certain of one thing – every component had to work together in perfect harmony with the wood.
This means that (unlike many other custom basses) virtualy every part of the Caldera bass is hand-crafted by Josh, including pickups, bridges and laminated necks. You can read more about these below.
You can also choose from a wide variety of custom options to make sure that your hand-made bass is your dream guitar, that perfectly matches your personality and playing style.
Each four string neck is assembled from five pieces of wood, with five and six string necks comprising no less than nine pieces. All combine creamy white maple with luxuriant purpleheart laminations to produce incredibly strong necks. Not just georgous but elegant and supremely stable for consistent tuning and amazing tone.
In the picture to the left you can see how the channels are routed and the truss rods installed before the fingerboard is bonded into place.
Five and six string nexcks are asymmetric and feature a unique truss-rod installation designed to provide compensation not only for the back and forward bow, but also for helical correction, a significant feature of basses beyond the four string standard. Continue reading
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