Warmoth Custom Guitar Parts - Lam Top Dinky J-Bass Body

Laminate Top Dinky J-Bass Bodies

Stock Dinky J

Stock Dinky J
shown with Pickguard

Perimeter lines shown
for comparison

Just a little more sleek in the horns compared to the full size JBass® body. Still fits in the standard case.

Beautiful woods are the hallmark of custom guitars. Unfortunately, such woods are often expensive and worse yet, their sonic properties may not be as desirable as their appearance.

Many years ago we developed a process whereby a 1/8" thick exotic top could be formed over the face and forearm contour of a guitar body. We refer to these bodies as "Lam-Top" bodies also sometimes called a drop-top.

When using only an 1/8" top, all of the tonal properties of the body will be derived from the base wood, not the top wood. Therefore, you may have an alder body that sounds like an alder body, but has the face of a beautiful piece of quilt maple.

Pricing Table

Laminate Woods

body wood
Swamp AshAlderBlack KorinaBubingaBirdseye MapleFlame MapleKoaLacewoodMahoganyPadoukQuilt MapleIndian RosewoodSpruceWalnutWengeZebrawood
Black Korina$350
Swamp Ash$280

For the Ultimate in personal preference, our special Unique Choice option lets you pick the actual laminate top we will use for your body from below. Simply add its price to the table price above.

Include the laminate top number with your order.

Laminated Top Wood Type

Featured Solid Body Laminate Tops

wood type


LT2016 +$75

wood type


LT2189 +$150

wood type


LT1987 +$175
Koa (Flame)

wood type


LT1547 +$50
  • The grain pattern and color will change as the laminated top is sanded and finished. You should expect some variation in appearance from the picture shown.
  • Warmoth's production managers have discretion to choose the way the laminated top is oriented on the body wood for the best appearance and structural integrity.
  • If while in production the product is found to be substandard, we will not be able to continue with the piece you have chosen.
  • The charge for selecting a one-of-a-kind laminated top is non-refundable for order returns, changes, or cancellations.
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