Thursday, 10 March 2011

New Studio Album & Custom Bass Guitar Update.

Well, full steam ahead on the new studio album. It's coming together very nicely indeed. I have 11 tracks almost finished now so I need to start picking the album tracks..... decisions, decisions. You can check out 2 tracks (rough mixes) from it on the Reverbnation page. The new single 'Bahia De La Habana' is out now from CD Baby & iTunes.

The tracks feature great playing from Chris Taylor on Piano & Fender Rhodes, Adam Linsley on Trumpet and Richard Pardy on Tenor Sax. The album will also feature Munch Manship on Flutes, Paul Birchall on Synth, Rex Freligh on Alto Sax, Alan Wormald on Guitar & Andy Crompton on Trombone. 

I will keep everyone posted on here or you can subscribe to the SGM mailing list at reverbnation. 

Dalmedo Custom Bass Update.

The woods are starting to arrive too for the custom signature bass. Flamed Maple for the neck from Michigan USA, Cocobolo from Mexico via Spain, Ebony for the fingerboard from India etc etc. It looks fantastic and it's not even sanded or treated yet.......

Cocobolo top & back with ash and mahogany centre board.

I'll post more pictures & updates as this amazing process unfolds. In the meantime please check out Luthier Tito Dalmedo & Dalmedo Custom Guitars here.

God bless everyone.

Bye for now.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

"Simon Goulding Signature" 6 string bass.

Well, the planning is done. A couple of tweaks on the headstock maybe but all there really. Cannot wait!!!

The SG bass is being handcrafted by Luthier Tito Dalmedo of Dalmedo Custom Guitars from Preston UK. The bass has been co-designed by Tito & myself. After many many hours of research & endless conversations we came up with a spec that really suits my sound and playing. Here's the spec...........So far.

6 string 35" scale 24 fret.
Premium hand picked Ash body with Mahogany through insert.
Spanish Cocobolo top & back. (It's still in the Kiln in Spain at the moment).
5 piece flamed maple neck with 3 ebony pinstripes.
Custom cut premium ebony extra wide fingerboard.
Gold shaller bridge.
Gold shaller or gotoh machine heads.
Flamed maple & Cocobolo headstock.
Abalone & mother of pearl fret inlays.
Single truss rod with carbon fibre rod inserts.
Bartolini P4 active pick ups with Taurus pre amp. (For now).

Cocobolo top & back. (Un treated & un lacquered).

Flamed Maple (Neck wood).

I'll post more pictures as the project comes together.

All the best,