Overview Features

The SSB J-Style short scale bass body is a perfect union of familiarity and increased comfort. It is slightly smaller and lighter than a long scale body, but still substantial in feel and intuitive to play. Our range of wood and routing options allows you to create the exact look and sound you desire, from vintage to modern "boutique". SSB J-Style bodies are built with all the craftsmanship and attention to detail Warmoth is famous for.

  • Slightly downsized body feels immediately familiar, with increased comfort and lower weight.
  • Uses standard size bridges and pickups for perfect alignment and easy assembly.
  • Front or rear-routed control cavity options.
  • 1-3/4" body thickness – same as full size body.
  • Accommodates both 30" and 32" Warmoth Short Scale Bass necks.
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What Customers Are Saying

"I like mine! It is very comfortable to play, and even though it is 30" I don't have any trouble with string tension. The Warmoth doesn't actually feel all that different from the 34" I used to have. The whole thing feels very solid and it has better snap and more high end than you would think you could get out of a little bass like that. Sound wise, it is very versatile and balanced. "

- hannaugh (Chino, CA)

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What The Press Is Saying

"Rather than run-of-the-mill maple, the 30" neck boasted a beautiful birdseye figure. The upgrade made the playing experience different in a meaningful, if purely subjective way. View Article "

- Bass Player Magazine

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SSB J-Style Bass Bodies

Overview & Features

Ways To Buy

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SSB J-Style Bodies

Features

Compatibility Information: Warmoth Short Scale bodies and necks are designed to work with each other only. We cannot guarantee compatibility with any other manufacturer.

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Will It Fit?

When customizing a bolt-on instrument a proper fit between body and neck is essential. This section contains the information you need to be confident your parts will be compatible.

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Warmoth Neck Pockets

Warmoth Short Scale Bass neck heels and neck pockets are always a perfect with each other, but are not compatible with any other brands or manufacturers. Dimensions are shown below:

SSB Neck Pocket

Will It Fit My Neck?

An SSB neck installed in an SSB neck pocket results in a good fit.

Chambered Body Option

Our uniquely engineered chambers reduce weight by a minimum of 25% without sacrificing strength, tone, or balance. Options for the SSB J-Style body are:

  • Chambered
  • No Chambers
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Chambered Body

Chambered bodies offer the look, playability, and balance of a solid body with a 25% reduction in weight. They are more acoustically vibrant than their solid body counterparts. Amplified they have great sustain and no feedback issues.

The core body wood determines the tone. Traditional woods such as Alder, Ash, and Mahogany will retain their characteristic sounds, while being slightly rounder and more airy.

The Laminate Top wood determines the appearance. Match it to the core wood for a faux solid look, or choose a figured or exotic wood for something more eye-catching.

Chambered bodies have:

  • 25% less weight
  • Pefect balance
  • More resonance
  • Long sustain
  • Increased comfort
  • Good acoustic volume

Body Wood Options

Body woods are chosen for their appearance, tone, weight, and finishing properties, and are a key component of an instrument's "personality." Options for this body include:

  • Maple
  • Poplar
  • Walnut
  • 3pc Indian Rosewood
  • Basswood
  • Black Korina
  • Alder
  • Mahogany
  • Swamp Ash
  • 2pc Indian Rosewood
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Alder

Appearance: Light tan with little or no distinct grain lines.

Tone: Full and balanced, with equal doses of lows, mids and highs.

Weight: Lighter weight (about four pounds for a Strat® body).

Finish: Closed grain and easy to finish. Works well for sunbursts or solid colors.

Alder is our most popular wood and it grows all around us here in Washington State. It has been the mainstay for Fender® bodies for years, and its characteristic tone has been an enduring part of popular music.

Tone-O-Meter™

$185.00

Mahogany

Appearance: Reddish-brown, with a fine, straight grain.

Tone: Warm and full with good sustain.

Weight: Medium to heavy (Strat® bodies average 5 lbs. or more).

Finish: Grain is easy to fill. Looks good with clear or transparent red finish.

Mahogany’s full-bodied sound is associated with some of the most famous guitar tones in rock music. It is the favored tone wood of the Gibson® brand name.

Tone-O-Meter™

$205.00

Swamp Ash

Appearance: Creamy color with distinct grain patterns.

Tone: Balanced brightness and warmth, with a lot of "pop".

Weight: Fairly light weight (normally under five pounds for a Strat® body).

Finish: Porous and takes a lot of finish. Its beautiful grain patterns make it a very nice choice for transparent finishes.

Swamp Ash is our second most popular wood. It is a very musical wood, and was used in many of Fender’s legendary instruments from the 50’s.

Tone-O-Meter™

$185.00

2pc Indian Rosewood

Appearance: Deep shades of brown, with a rich, thick grain.

Tone: Big and warm, with a smooth high end roll off.

Weight: Very heavy, with solid Strat® bodies always well over 6 lbs.

Finish: Difficult to finish due to its oily nature.

Indian Rosewood Tele® bodies were made popular in the 70s by George Harrison of the Beatles. Rosewood is always a good candidate for hollow or chambered builds due to its weight.

Tone-O-Meter™

$650.00

3pc Indian Rosewood

Appearance: Deep shades of brown, with a rich, thick grain.

Tone: Big and warm, with a smooth high end roll off.

Weight: Very heavy, with solid Strat® bodies always well over 6 lbs.

Finish: Difficult to finish due to its oily nature.

Indian Rosewood Tele® bodies were made popular in the 70s by George Harrison of the Beatles. Rosewood is always a good candidate for hollow or chambered builds due to its weight.

Tone-O-Meter™

$550.00

Basswood

Appearance: White, often with green mineral streaks in it.

Tone: Growly and warm, with good mids.

Weight: Fairly light weight (normally under four pounds for a Strat® body).

Finish: Closed-grain, but absorbs a lot of finish. A good choice for solid finishes since there is little grain figure.

Basswood is a favorite among shredders for its defined sound and the way it cuts through a mix. It is quite soft, however, and does not take abuse well.

Tone-O-Meter™

$165.00

Black Korina

Appearance: Olive color with black streaking. Has a handsome "aged" look.

Tone: Very similar to Mahogany with added mids.

Weight: Medium weight, with lighter pieces available occasionally.

Finish: Naturally waxy in feel. Works well with oil finishes.

Black Korina’s true name is Limba from Africa. It is an excellent tonal choice for hollow chambered bodies.

Tone-O-Meter™

$255.00

Maple

Appearance: White, with light grain patterns.

Tone: Bright, with a good bite and attack that isn’t brittle.

Weight: Medium to heavy.

Finish: Dense, closed grain that is easy to finish. Looks great with clear or transparent colors.

Maple can range from plain to beautifully figured, and grows all around us here in Washington state.

Tone-O-Meter™

$205.00

Poplar

Appearance: Gray/ green in color, with little grain figure.

Tone: Full and balanced, similar to Alder.

Weight: Slightly heavier than Alder, in general.

Finish: Closed grain accepts finish well. Lack of grain figure makes it best with solid color finishes.

Poplar is another standard body wood that has been used by many companies over the years.

Tone-O-Meter™

$155.00

Walnut

Appearance: Light brown with distinct grain patterns.

Tone: Similar to maple, but generally not as bright.

Weight: Medium to heavy, but generally lighter than Maple.

Finish: Open grained. Looks great with oil finish or clear gloss.

Walnut is a luxurious tonewood that looks and sounds beautiful.

Tone-O-Meter™

$255.00

Laminate Top Options

A laminate top allows you to choose highly-figured or exotic woods to customize the appearance of your instrument without dramatically effecting its tone. Laminate top wood options include:

  • Spruce
  • Swamp Ash
  • Walnut
  • Wenge
  • Zebrawood
  • Indian Rosewood
  • Koa
  • Lacewood
  • Mahogany
  • Padouk
  • Flame Maple
  • Quilt Maple
  • Alder
  • Birdseye Maple
  • Black Korina
  • Bubinga
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Book Matching

Most laminate tops are done in "bookmatch" fashion. This is accomplished by first sawing a plank lengthwise. The resulting halves are opened like a book and glued in the center. This yields a symmetrical pattern along the body centerline. Occasionally laminate tops are created with a single piece of wood, but it is rare.

Pattern is symmetrical

Opened like a book

Sawn lengthwise

Alignment

The laminate top is then affixed to the body slab. If the body is two-piece construction the glue joints align in the center. If the body is three-piece, the glue joints are staggered.

Three-piece body - glue joints staggered

Two-piece body - glue joints aligned

Drop Tops

Our laminate tops are 1/8" thick. We have developed a process that forms these tops to the forearm and face contours of a guitar body. The resulting laminate-top bodies have contours identical to those of solid bodies. These are known as "Drop Tops."

Top laminate follows the forearm contour

Tone

Unlike carved top laminates, which are typically 3/4" thick, thin laminate tops do not alter the tone of an instrument. An alder body with our 1/8" thick top will still sound like an alder body, but with the appearance of your favorite exotic wood. The neck still attaches to the core wood, and the bridge screws are anchored through the top into the same core.

A Drop Top SSB J-Style body

Laminate Top Wood Choices

Flame Maple

Appearance: White, with striped or curled grain patterns.

Finish: Dense, closed grain that is easy to finish. Looks great with clear or transparent colors, dyes, and bursts.

add $75.00

Quilt Maple

Appearance: White, with "billowing" or "blistered" grain patterns.

Finish: Dense, closed grain that is easy to finish. Looks great with clear or transparent colors, dyes, and bursts.

add $75.00

Alder

Appearance: Light tan with little or no distinct grain lines.

Finish: Closed grain and easy to finish. Works well for sunbursts or solid colors.

add $75.00

Birdseye Maple

Appearance: White, with small circular grain patterns.

Finish: Dense, closed grain that is easy to finish. Looks great with clear or transparent colors.

add $75.00

Black Korina

Appearance: Olive color with black streaking. Has a handsome "aged" look.

Finish: Naturally waxy in feel. Works well with oil finishes.

add $75.00

Bubinga

Appearance: Light brown with distinct grain patterns.

Finish: Open grained. Looks great with oil finish or clear gloss.

add $75.00

Indian Rosewood

Appearance: Deep shades of brown, with a rich, thick grain.

Finish: Difficult to finish due to its oily nature.

add $75.00

Koa

Appearance: Light brown with distinct grain patterns.

Finish: Open grained. May be oiled, but generally will look its best sprayed clear.

add $75.00

Lacewood

Appearance: Orange, with spotted, "scale-like" grain patterns.

Finish: Requires a spray-on type of finish, as opposed to oil.

add $75.00

Mahogany

Appearance: Reddish-brown, with a fine, straight grain.

Finish: Grain is easy to fill. Looks good with clear or transparent red finish.

add $75.00

Padouk

Appearance: Vivid orange which oxidizes to a warm brown with use.

Finish: Open grained and waxy feeling. Looks great with oil finish or clear gloss.

add $75.00

Spruce

Appearance: Creamy white with a straight grain.

Finish: Finishes well and looks great with clear gloss, transparent colors, and bursts.

add $75.00

Swamp Ash

Appearance: Creamy color with distinct grain patterns.

Finish: Porous and takes a lot of finish. Its beautiful grain patterns make it a very nice choice for transparent finishes.

add $75.00

Walnut

Appearance: Light brown with distinct grain patterns.

Finish: Open grained. Looks great with oil finish or clear gloss.

add $75.00

Wenge

Appearance: Black and chocolate brown stripes, with a straight grain.

Finish: Most often left unfinished.

add $75.00

Zebrawood

Appearance: Straight grain with distinct dark and light stripes.

Finish: Takes finishes well, and looks great with clear gloss.

add $75.00

Unique Choice Laminate Tops

The Unique Choice option lets you browse our current stock of exotic and high grade Laminate Tops and reserve one for your instrument. Each is beautifully figured and inherently unique, offering you the chance to create a one-of-a-kind bass that is as satisfying to look at as it is to play.

  • Prices are in addition to the standard Body Wood and Laminate Top charges.

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    Pickup Routs

    The Warmoth SSB J-Style body uses standard size pickups, making it easy
    to keep your old favorites or try something new. Pickup routing options include:

    • Music Man
    • Powerbucker
    • Single Coil P Bass®
    • Bartolini BD
    • Dark Star
    • EMG 35
    • J Bass® Bridge
    • J Bass® Neck
    • P Bass®
    • Bartolini BC
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    J Bass® Bridge

    The dual J Bass® pickup configuration is the bass player’s standard.

    • Rout dimensions: 3.80" x .79" x .75" (97 x 20 x 19mm)
    • Fits most J Bass® pickup sets, including Seymour Duncan and Lindy Fralin.

    J Bass® Neck

    The dual J Bass® pickup configuration is the bass player’s standard.

    • Rout dimensions: 3.68" x .79" x .75" (93 x 20 x 19mm)
    • Fits most J Bass® pickup sets, including Seymour Duncan and Lindy Fralin.
    Compatibility
    Information

    P Bass®

    The split P Bass® pickup is a tried-and-true classic.

    • Rout dimensions: 3.72" x 2.28" x .75" (95 x 58 x 19mm)
    • Can be combined with other pickups in the bridge position - often a Jazz pickup - for more tonal options.
    • Fits most P Bass® pickups, including Seymour Duncan and Lindy Fralin.
    Compatibility
    Information

    Bartolini BC

    We can rout for Bartolini soapbar pickups but we do not sell them.

    • Rout dimensions: 4.03" X 1.31" x .75" (102 x 33 x 19mm)

    Neck

    Bridge

    Other

    Bartolini BD

    We can rout for Bartolini soapbar pickups but we do not sell them.

    • Rout dimensions: 4.03" X 1.48" x .75" (102 x 38 x 19mm)

    Neck

    Bridge

    Other

    Dark Star

    We can rout for Dark Star pickups but we do not sell them.

    • Rout dimensions: 3.13" X 2.13" x 1" (80 x 54 x 25mm)

    Neck

    Bridge

    Other

    EMG 35

    We can rout for EMG pickups but we do not sell them.

    • Rout dimensions: 3.58" X 1.56" x .75" (91 x 40 x 19mm)
    Compatibility
    Information

    Neck

    Bridge

    Other

    Music Man

    Music Man pickups are popular for their modern look and versatile tone.

    • Rout dimensions: 3.56" x 1.97" x .75" (90 x 50 x 19mm)
    • Fits most Music Man size pickups, including Seymour Duncan.

    Neck

    Bridge

    Other

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    Powerbucker

    We can rout for Rio Grande Powerbucker pickups but we do not sell them.

    • Neck rout dimensions: 3.61" x 1.58" x .75" (92 x 40 x 19mm)
    • Bridge rout dimensions: 3.77" x 1.58" x .75" (96 x 40 x 19mm)
    Compatibility
    Information

    Neck

    Bridge

    Other

    Single Coil P Bass®

    This pickup route captures the look and vibe of the ’51 P Bass®.

    • Rout dimensions: 3.41" x 1.06" x .75" (87 x 27 x 19mm)
    • Can be combined with other pickups in the bridge position for more tonal options.
    • Fits most Single Coil P Bass® pickups, including Seymour Duncan SCPB pickups.

    Neck

    Bridge

    Other

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    Bridge Routs

    The SSB J-Style body uses standard size bridges for a familiar feel and perfect alignment with pickup pole-pieces. Bridge routing options include:

    • Hipshot 4-String Tremolo
    • No Bridge - Ground Wire Rout Only
    • No Bridge - No Ground Wire Rout
    • Schaller 463
    • GOTOH 201
    • 2 TEK
    • Bad Ass III - Non Thru
    • Bad Ass III - String-Thru Body
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    GOTOH 201

    The Gotoh 201 bridge rout is the classic P and J Bass® bridge pattern.

    • For standard top-loading, non-string-thru bridges.
    • String span: 2-1/4" (57mm)
    • String Spacing: 3/4" (19mm).
    • Includes a recess rout for grounding wire.
    • Also fits Leo Quann BadAss II® and Babicz Full Contact Hardware 4 string bridges.
    Front Rout
    Gotoh 201
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    2 TEK

    The 2TEK bridge is a unique string-thru-bridge design.

    • Revolutionary design that isolates the vibration of each string.
    • High mass bridge made from brass.
    • Mounting holes are pre-drilled.
    • String span: 2-1/4" (57mm)
    • String spacing: 3/4" (19mm)
    Compatibility
    Information
    Back Rout
    Front Rout
    2 TEK
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    Bad Ass III - Non Thru

    We can rout for the Leo Quann Badass III bridge but we do not sell it.

    • String span: 2-1/4" (57mm)
    • String spacing: 3/4" (19mm)
    • Includes a recess rout for grounding wire.
    Front Rout
    Bad Ass III - Non Thru

    Bad Ass III - String-Thru Body

    We can rout for the Leo Quann Badass III bridge but we do not sell it.

    • Ferrule routing is required for string thru functionality.
    • String Ferrules
    • String span: 2-1/4" (57mm)
    • String spacing: 3/4" (19mm)
    • Includes a recess rout for grounding wire.
    Back Rout
    Front Rout
    Bad Ass III - String-Thru Body

    Hipshot 4-String Tremolo

    Hipshot brings the power of the tremolo to bass guitar.

    • Top-loading.
    • String span: 2-1/4" (57mm)
    • String spacing: 3/4" (19mm)
    • Routs and tremolo are symmetrical, and work right or left handed.
    • Predrilled holes for studs, spring claw, ground wire and coverplate.
    • Uses a standard Strat® tremolo spring cover, available in our pickguard section.
    Back Rout
    Front Rout
    Hipshot 4-String Tremolo
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    No Bridge - Ground Wire Rout Only

    Recess rout for grounding wire only.

    • Allows you to drill the mounting holes for whatever your bridge requires.
    Front Rout

    No Bridge - No Ground Wire Rout

    Schaller 463

    The Schaller 463 bridge features adjustable-width saddles.

    • Top-loading, non-string-thru bridge.
    • String span adjustable from 2-3/32" to 2-1/2" (53mm – 64mm)
    • String spacing adjustable from 22/32" – 26/32" (18mm - 21mm)
    • Includes a recess rout for grounding wire.
    Front Rout
    Schaller 463
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    Control Cavity

    The Control Cavity rout determines whether your controls will be mounted to a pickguard or plate for a traditional look, or directly to the body for a modern appearance that shows off more of the top - ideal for exotic woods and Laminate Tops. You can choose:

    • Rear Rout
    • Top Rout
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    Top Routed

    Rear Routed

    Rear Rout Control Cavity Cover

    All bodies with rear-routed control cavities include the necessary covers and stainless steel mounting screws.

    • Screw holes are pre-drilled for easy assembly
    • Cover material is .090 Black Solid Matte vinyl

    Rear Rout Control Options

    In bodies with rear routed control cavities you can choose to keep or omit any of the control holes. Eliminating one of the outside holes in favor of a side input jack is recommended due to its increased strength.

    • Control holes are 3/8" diameter to accommodate standard size pots
    • Use of a side input jack is standard and highly recommended with Rear Rout bodies

    J Bass® Controls

    Control Cavity Wiring Channels

    The wiring channels on Warmoth bodies are always pre-drilled for quick and easy assembly. Pickup wiring channels are a generous 1/4". Ground wire channels are 1/8."

    Rear Rout Wiring Channels

    All necessary wiring channels leading to the rear-routed control cavity are provided. The cavity is spacious, and the inside surface near the optional Side Input Jack Rout is flat for easy installation of input jacks that require washers and nuts.

    Top Rout Wiring Channels

    All necessary wiring channels between components and the top-rout cavity are provided. The cavity is roomy enough for all necessary controls, switches, and wiring.

    Warmoth SSB J-Style Pickguard

    • Fits Warmoth SSB J-Style bodies with top routes.
    • Choose from a wide selection of colors and materials.

    J Bass® Control Plate

    • Standard size - fits Short Scale and Long Scale basses.
    • Choose from a gold or chrome.

    Body Contour Options

    Body contours improve comfort and playability. All Warmoth SSB bodies come standard with Forearm and Tummy Cuts. A Heel Contour may also be added for better access to the upper frets.

    • Heel Contour
    • Forearm Cut
    • Tummy Cut
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    Forearm Cut

    Our Forearm Cut softens the body edge under the picking arm to a more comfortable angle for a quick, natural playing experience.

    Tummy Cut

    Our wide, generous Tummy Cut improves comfort and stability across the mid-section, especially when playing with a strap.

    Heel Contour

    add $35

    Our Heel Contour option reduces thickness in the heel and lower horn areas, greatly improving access, speed, and comfort in the upper frets.

    • Reduces thickness by about 1/4".
    • Uses a standard 4-bolt neck plate.
    • Requires a Heel Contour Neck Screw set.

    Compatibility
    Information

    Side Jack Options

    A Side Input Jack Rout is optional on front routed bodies, but standard and highly recommended on rear-routed bodies. It provides greater strength and a more "boutique" look. Options include:

    • 7/8" (22mm) Side Jack Hole
    • No Side Jack Hole
    • 3/4" (19mm) Side Jack Hole
    • 1/2" (13mm) Side Jack Hole
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    Side Jack Location

    The Side Jack Rout is located along the edge of the guitar, on the underside of the lower bout near the Control Cavity. The inside surface of the Control Cavity adjacent to the rout is flat for easy installation of input jacks that require washers and nuts.

    3/4" (19mm) Side Jack Hole

    This is the standard rout used on bodies with 3/8" or 1/2" edge radius.

    • A football style jack plate is commonly used with this rout. Square jack plates can also be used on bodies with a 3/16" edge radius (Tele®, Cabronita, etc.).
    • Fits Warmoth mono jacks and many (but not all) others.
    Football Side PlateFootball Side Plate
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    1/2" (13mm) Side Jack Hole

    This rout is generally to accomodate "deep panel" jacks, where the jack must pass through a thick section of wood to reach the control cavity.

    • For rear routed bodies only.
    • No mounting plate is required.
    • Often an "O" ring is used under the face of the jack to keep it from rotating.
    • Jack depths vary by brand. Check that yours is long enough to reach the control rout area.
    Deep Panel JackDeep Panel Jack
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    7/8" (22mm) Side Jack Hole

    This rout size is typically used when a standard Tele® input cup or Electrosocket is desired. Normally for bodies with 3/16" edge radius (Tele®, Cabronita, etc.).

    • Also available on bodies with 1/2" or 3/8" edge radii if ordered before finish is applied.
    • A square jack mounting plate can be used on bodies with a 3/16" edge radius.
    • A football-style jack may be used on all bodies.
    ElectrosocketElectrosocket
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    No Side Jack Hole

    If your body is top routed and you are using a pickguard or plate-mounted input jack for a tradtional look, no side input jack rout is necessary.

    Neck Mounting Holes

    Several different Neck Mounting Hole configurations are available to accommodate whatever your project requires. Options include:

    • Standard 4 Bolt
    • No Mounting Holes (Filled)
    • No Mounting Holes (Index Hole only)
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    Neck Mounting Holes

    We use the upper left hole of a standard 4 bolt neck mount as an index positioning hole during our CNC process. It must be drilled. If your project requires no mounting holes we can leave the other three holes undrilled, and either fill the index hole or ship it to you unfilled.

    Standard 4 Bolt

    All four Neck Mounting Holes are drilled 3/16" in diameter.

    No Mounting Holes (Filled)

    The index hole is filled with wood of similar appearance, but the spot is still visible on close inspection.

    add $15

    No Mounting Holes (Index Hole only)

    The index hole does not go all the way through the body, and is not visible in the neck pocket area.

    Battery Box Rout

    All our short scale bass bodies measure 1 3/4" thick (the same as full size basses) and can accommodate battery boxes for pickups or preamps that require them. Options include:

    • Double Battery Box
    • No Battery Box Rout
    • Single Battery Box
    More Information

    Battery Box Routs

    add $15

    Active pickups and electronics often require one or two 9-volt batteries onboard your bass or guitar for power. A battery box makes accessing and changing them much easier.

    • Our battery box routs are only compatible with the battery boxes we sell.
    • All necessary wiring holes are pre-drilled for easy installation.
    • Single or double rout same price.

    Can you change a dead battery on a dark stage, between songs, in 30 seconds or less? With a battery box you can. They are much faster and more convenient than pulling off your strings and a pickguard, or unscrewing a rear rout cover.

    Battery Boxes

    • Single battery box for a single 9 volt batteries.
    • Double battery box for two 9 volt batteries.

    Right or Left Handed

    Warmoth Right and Left Handed bodies are always the same price. Options for the SSB J-Style body include:

    • Left handed
    • Right handed
    More Information

    Right Handed & Left Handed Available - Same Price

    Left handed

    Left Handed means you pick the strings with your left hand and fret with your right.

    Right handed

    Right Handed means you pick the strings with your right hand and fret with your left.

    Binding

    Ornamentation around the perimeter of a guitar body adds a bordered, classy look. Choices for the SSB J-Style body include:

    • Ivoroid Binding
    • Dark Walnut Accent Line
    • Cream Binding
    • Black Binding
    • White Binding
    • Vintage Tint Masked Binding
    • Pearloid Binding
    • Natural Masked Binding
    • Light Maple Accent Line
    More Information

    Colors/Materials

    White

    White Binding

    $110
    Pearloid

    Pearloid Binding

    $110
    Ivoroid

    Ivoroid Binding

    $110
    Cream

    Cream Binding

    $110
    Black

    Black Binding

    $110

    Drop Top Binding

    Drop Top Binding is traditional binding material that is carefully applied to follow the forearm contour of a Drop Top Laminate body. The bordered look is stunning.

    • Available on right-handed bodies only.
    • Requires a Laminate Top.
    • Body edge radius will be sharper.

    Drop Top Binding is $110.

    Natural Masked Binding

    Natural Masked Binding is not actually binding at all, but it has a similar look. It is a narrow line around the perimeter of a Laminate Top that is masked off during the painting process and then finished clear. The result is a subtle trim that makes figured tops look fantastic. Options Include:

    Clear Masked Binding

    add $75

    The "binding" finish is clear.

    Compatibility
    Information

    Vintage Tint Masked Binding

    add $100

    Amber tint is added for a vintage look.

    Compatibility
    Information

    Pinstripe Accent Line

    A Pinstripe Accent Line is not binding, but it serves a similar purpose. It is a very thin line around the perimiter of a Laminate Top guitar body that creates a pleasing, bordered look. It differs from Natural Mask Binding in two ways. First, a Pinstripe is much thinner - only about 0.030" thick. Second, it is not done during the finishing process, but during construction. A contrasting color of wood is sandwiched between the body wood and Laminate Top. Once the body is shaped and sanded it forms a perfect line around the perimeter of the Laminate Top. Options for Pinstripe Accent Lines include:

    Light Accent Line

    add $20

    Light Accent Lines are made of Maple.

    Dark Accent Line

    add $20

    Dark Accent Lines are made of Walnut.

    Finish Choices

    Warmoth has a complete in-house paint facility and has been producing top quality high gloss, wet look finishes for many years. Options include:

    • Neon
    • Clear
    • Perimeter Finish Options
    • Natural Masked Binding
    • Metallic
    • Metallic Burst
    • Candy
    • Flake
    • Burst
    • Dye
    • Transparent
    • Solid
    More Information

    Burst

    Bengal Burst

    $260

    Black Burst

    $260

    Black Cherry Burst

    $260

    Black to Clear Burst

    $260

    Black-Brown-Yellow Burst

    $230

    Black-Red-Yellow Burst

    $230

    Black-Yellow Burst

    $230

    Blue Burst

    $230

    Brown to Clear Burst

    $260

    Caribbean Burst

    $260

    Cherry Burst

    $230

    Dragon Burst

    $230

    Fire Burst

    $260

    Green Burst

    $230

    Honey Burst

    $230

    Jungle Burst

    $260

    Purple to Clear Burst

    $260

    Tequila Sunrise Burst

    $230

    Tobacco Burst

    $230

    Dye

    Amber Dye

    $230

    Aqua Marine Dye

    $260

    Black Dye

    $230

    Blue Dye

    $230

    Brown Dye

    $230

    Copperhead

    $260

    Green Dye

    $230

    Purple Dye

    $230

    Red Dye

    $230

    Tigers Eye

    $260

    Turquoise Dye

    $230

    Washed Black Dye

    $230

    Washed Blue Dye

    $230

    Yellow Dye

    $230

    Transparent

    Butterscotch Blonde

    $195

    Mary Kay White

    $195

    Sunset Orange

    $195

    Transparent Amber

    $195

    Transparent Blue

    $195

    Transparent Brown

    $195

    Transparent Chartreuse

    $220

    Transparent Green

    $195

    Transparent Neon Blue

    $220

    Transparent Neon Green

    $220

    Transparent Neon Orange

    $220

    Transparent Neon Pink

    $220

    Transparent Neon Purple

    $220

    Transparent Purple

    $195

    Transparent Red

    $195

    Transparent Turquoise

    $195

    Transparent Yellow

    $195

    Vintage Tint Gloss

    $195

    Solid

    Alpine White

    $195

    Black Gloss

    $195

    Bright Red

    $195

    Charger Green

    $195

    Cream

    $195

    Dakota Red

    $195

    Daphne Blue

    $195

    Fiesta Red

    $195

    Graffiti Yellow

    $195

    Light Yellow

    $195

    Olympic White

    $195

    Seafoam Green

    $195

    Shell Pink

    $195

    Sonic Blue

    $195

    Surf Green

    $195

    Vintage White

    $195

    Metallic

    Aluminum

    $220

    Black Cherry

    $220

    Blue Ice

    $220

    Burgundy Mist

    $220

    Charcoal Frost

    $220

    Cinder Red

    $220

    Copper

    $220

    Fire Mist Gold

    $220

    Gold Top Gold

    $220

    Inca Silver

    $220

    Lake Placid Blue

    $220

    Metallic Gold

    $220

    Pewter

    $220

    Purple Frost

    $220

    Shamrock Green

    $220

    Sherwood Green

    $220

    Shoreline Gold

    $220

    Spectra Blue

    $220

    White Pearl

    $255

    Metallic Bursts

    Metallic Black-Red-Yellow Burst

    $255

    Metallic Black-Silver Burst

    $275

    Metallic Candy Purple-Silver Burst

    $275

    Metallic Caribbean Burst

    $275

    Metallic Cherry Burst

    $275

    Metallic Dragon Burst

    $275

    Metallic Tobacco Burst

    $275

    Candy

    Candy Blue

    $255

    Candy Green

    $255

    Candy Purple

    $255

    Candy Red

    $255

    Candy Tangerine

    $255

    Candy Turquoise

    $255

    Candy Yellow

    $255

    Flake

    Apricot Flake

    $255

    Blue Flake

    $255

    Fuchsia Flake

    $255

    Gold Flake

    $255

    Green Flake

    $255

    Red Flake

    $255

    Silver Flake

    $255

    Turquoise Flake

    $255

    Neon

    Neon Blue

    $220

    Neon Chartreuse

    $220

    Neon Green

    $220

    Neon Orange

    $220

    Neon Pink

    $220

    Neon Purple

    $220

    Clear

    Clear Gloss

    $180

    Clear Satin

    $180

    Perimeter Finish Options

    On Laminate Top guitars with Dye or Burst finishes the Perimeter Finish Option lets you decide how the color from the back will join with the Dye or Burst in the front. Perimeter Finish options include:

    Custom Burstover

    The back color wraps around the side of the guitar and fades over the finish on the front. The back color can be solid, transparent, or a burst that matches the top.

    Clean Line

    add $55

    The back color wraps around the side and meets the Dye or Burst Finish at the seam of the Laminate Top, forming a distinct line. This involves additional steps in the finishing process, but the result is clean and classy.

    Natural Masked Binding

    Natural Masked Binding is not actually binding at all, but it has a similar look. It is a narrow line around the perimeter of a Laminate Top that is masked off during the painting process and then finished clear. The result is a subtle trim that makes figured tops look fantastic. Options include:

    Clear Natural Masked Binding

    add $75

    The "binding" finish is clear.

    Compatibility
    Information

    Vintage Tint Natural Masked Binding

    add $100

    Amber tint is added for a vintage look.

    Compatibility
    Information

    Pricing Table

    Right Handed & Left Handed Available - Same Price

    Prices are for unfinished SSB J-Style bodies with top routed control cavities.

     
    Laminate Wood
    Body Wood
    No Laminate TopSwamp AshAlderBlack KorinaBubingaBirdseye MapleFlame MapleKoaLacewoodMahoganyPadoukQuilt MapleIndian RosewoodSpruceWalnutWengeZebrawood
     
    Poplar$155$230
    Basswood$165$240
    Swamp Ash$185$260
    Alder$185$260
    Maple$205$280
    Mahogany$205$280
    Black Korina$255$330
    Walnut$255$330
    3pc Indian RosewoodCheck for Availability
    2pc Indian RosewoodCheck for Availability

    Option Prices

    Control Cavity
    Rear Rout $20
    Body Contours
    Heel Contour $35
    Neck Mounting Holes
    No Mounting Holes (Filled) $15
    No Mounting Holes (Index Hole only) $15
    Battery Box
    Single Battery Box Rout $15
    Double Battery Box Rout $15
    Binding
    Plastic $110
    Natural Masked $75 - $100
    Pinstripe Accent Line $20
    Finish
    Burst $230 - $260
    Dye $230 - $260
    Transparent $195 - $220
    Solid $195
    Metallic $220 - $255
    Metallic Burst $275
    Candy $255
    Flake $255
    Neon $220
    Clear $180
    Clean Line $55

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