acoustic fretless bass
My goal was to build an acoustic bass that would be loud enough to compete with an acoustic guitar without amplifying.
So I gave it a very big body (wide and deep). I used a bass bar and a staple, just like a Cello.
The experiment failed. The bass is not loud enough.
But it is pretty! ;-)
Body sides and back: Maple
Neck: maple rosewood maple
Fretboard: ebony with mahogany fretlines
Tailpiece brass and ebony
Tuners: Gotoh lightweight