A bit more progress on the Ziricote bass.. for the headstock veneers I've chosen to use Ziricote on the front and for the back I've used Walnut, both sides have an Alder veneer sandwiched in between.
The body has been cut to shape and after hogging out some wood on the drill press, I routed the chamber on the pin router.
The two strips of wood that stick out in the middle of the chamber are designed to support the 'S hole', which will be cut out of the top wood. Here's a photo of an acrylic routing template placed over the body to give you the idea..
I also routed a channel for the wires which will run from the piezo bridge to the control cavity. A small fillet of wood is glued in the top of the channel to cap it off, preventing it from filling with glue when the top wood is attached.
And finally, the top is glued on.. followed by a lot of sanding.
More updates coming soon ;-)