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Overview Features

The SSB G4 is the short scale version of our G4 bass body, patterned after our flagship Gecko bass line. It is smaller and lighter than the long scale version, but still substantial in feel and perfectly balanced. Our wide range of options allows you to choose your favorite bridge, pickups, body wood, and more. Warmoth SSB G4 bodies are built with all the craftsmanship and attention to detail Warmoth is famous for.

    • Slightly downsized body for increased comfort and lower weight.
    • Uses standard size bridges and pickups for perfect alignment and easy assembly.
    • 1-3/4" body thickness – same as 34” scale basses.
    • Rear-routed control cavity.
    • Accommodates both 30" and 32" scale Warmoth SSB short scale necks.
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What Customers Are Saying

"I have four SS Warmoths. Two 32" fretted, one 32" fretless, and one 30" fretted. They sound huge and feel great. "

- photoguy (Tacoma, WA)

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What The Press Is Saying

"The beauty of the Warmoth short scale basses – aside from the fact that you get to assemble them yourself – is the wide range of options available. View Article "

- Bass Player Magazine

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Short Scale G4 Bass Bodies

Overview & Features

Ways To Buy

Use the Warmoth Builder to design a body or neck just the way you want it. View every option we offer and spec your build down to the last detail.

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Short Scale G4 Body

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Short Scale G4 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:

Short Scale Neck Pocket

Will It Fit My Neck?

An Short Scale neck installed in an Short Scale neck pocket results in a good fit.

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:

  • Poplar
  • Roasted Alder
  • Roasted Swamp Ash
  • Walnut
  • 3pc Indian Rosewood
  • Basswood
  • Black Korina
  • Maple
  • 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™

$220.00

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™

$240.00

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™

$240.00

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.

This wood species has recently been listed as a controlled export product under the CITES treaty, which regulates international shipping. Due to these recent and unexpected changes to the CITES treaty, Warmoth must temporarily suspend international shipments of products which contain this wood until our permit application is approved. Please contact us for help in determining the best alternative species. Shipment of these woods within the USA are not affected.

Tone-O-Meter™

$685.00

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.

This wood species has recently been listed as a controlled export product under the CITES treaty, which regulates international shipping. Due to these recent and unexpected changes to the CITES treaty, Warmoth must temporarily suspend international shipments of products which contain this wood until our permit application is approved. Please contact us for help in determining the best alternative species. Shipment of these woods within the USA are not affected.

Tone-O-Meter™

$585.00

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™

$200.00

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™

$290.00

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™

$240.00

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™

$190.00

Roasted Alder

Appearance:

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

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

Finish:

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™

$290.00

Roasted Swamp Ash

Appearance:

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

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

Finish:

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™

$310.00

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™

$290.00

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:

  • Roasted Swamp Ash
  • Spruce
  • Swamp Ash
  • Walnut
  • Wenge
  • Zebrawood
  • Koa
  • Lacewood
  • Mahogany
  • Padouk
  • Quilt Maple
  • Roasted Alder
  • Alder
  • Birdseye Maple
  • Black Korina
  • Bubinga
  • Flame Maple
  • Indian Rosewood
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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 Short Scale G4 body

Laminate Top Wood Choices

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

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

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

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

Roasted Alder

Appearance:

Finish:

add $75.00

Roasted Swamp Ash

Appearance:

Finish:

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 G4 bass body uses standard size pickups, making it easy
    to keep your old favorites or try something new. Pickup routing options include:

    • Powerbucker
    • Single Coil P Bass®
    • TV Jones Thunder'Tron
    • Bartolini BD
    • EMG 35
    • Music Man
    • PBass SS R
    • J Bass® Bridge
    • J Bass® Neck
    • P Bass®
    • Bartolini BC
    More Information

    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.

    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.

    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

    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)

    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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    PBass SS R

    Neck

    Bridge

    Other

    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)

    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

    View In Stock Seymour Duncan

    TV Jones Thunder'Tron

    Neck

    Bridge

    Other

    Bridge Routs

    The Warmoth SSB G4 body uses standard size bridges for a familiar feel and perfect alignment with pickup pole-pieces. Bridge routing options include:

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

    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. Options for the SSB G4 body include:

    • Rear Rout
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    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.

    • Control holes are 3/8" diameter to accommodate standard size pots

    SSB G4 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.

    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
    More Information

    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
    View In Stock Warmoth

    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)
    More Information

    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 G4 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 G4 body include:

    • Light Wood Laminate Accent
    • Dark Wood Laminate Accent
    • Tortoise Binding
    • Natural Masked Accent
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    Masked Accent

    Masked Accents are not actually binding at all, but have 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 Accent

    add $75

    The "binding" finish is clear.

    Compatibility
    Information

    Laminate Accent

    A Laminate Accent 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 a Masked Accent in two ways. First, it 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 Laminate Accent include:

    Light Wood Laminate Accent

    add $20

    Dark Wood Laminate Accent

    add $20

    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:

    • Clear
    • Perimeter Finish Options
    • Masked Accent
    • Metallic
    • Metallic Burst
    • Candy
    • Flake
    • Burst
    • Dye
    • Transparent
    • Solid
    More Information

    Burst

    Bengal Burst

    Black Burst

    Black Cherry Burst

    Black to Clear Burst

    Black-Brown-Yellow Burst

    Black-Red-Yellow Burst

    Black-Yellow Burst

    Blue Burst

    Brown to Clear Burst

    Caribbean Burst

    Cherry Burst

    Dragon Burst

    Fire Burst

    Green Burst

    Honey Burst

    Jungle Burst

    Purple to Clear Burst

    Tequila Sunrise Burst

    Tobacco Burst

    Dye

    Amber Dye

    Aqua Marine Dye

    Black Dye

    Blue Dye

    Brown Dye

    Copperhead

    Green Dye

    Purple Dye

    Red Dye

    Tigers Eye

    Turquoise Dye

    Washed Black Dye

    Washed Blue Dye

    Yellow Dye

    Transparent

    Butterscotch Blonde

    Mary Kay White

    Sunset Orange

    Transparent Amber

    Transparent Blue

    Transparent Brown

    Transparent Chartreuse

    Transparent Green

    Transparent Neon Blue

    Transparent Neon Green

    Transparent Neon Orange

    Transparent Neon Pink

    Transparent Neon Purple

    Transparent Purple

    Transparent Red

    Transparent Turquoise

    Transparent Yellow

    Vintage Tint

    Solid

    Alpine White

    Black

    Bright Red

    Capri Orange

    Charger Green

    Cream

    Dakota Red

    Daphne Blue

    Fiesta Red

    Graffiti Yellow

    Light Yellow

    Olympic White

    Seafoam Green

    Shell Pink

    Sonic Blue

    Surf Green

    Taos Turquoise

    Vintage White

    Metallic

    Aluminum

    Black Cherry

    Blue Ice

    Burgundy Mist

    Charcoal Frost

    Cinder Red

    Copper

    Fire Mist Gold

    Gold Top Gold

    Inca Silver

    Lake Placid Blue

    Metallic Gold

    Pewter

    Purple Frost

    Shamrock Green

    Sherwood Green

    Shoreline Gold

    Spectra Blue

    White Pearl

    Metallic Bursts

    Metallic Black-Red-Yellow Burst

    Metallic Black-Silver Burst

    Metallic Candy Purple-Silver Burst

    Metallic Caribbean Burst

    Metallic Cherry Burst

    Metallic Dragon Burst

    Metallic Tobacco Burst

    Candy

    Candy Blue

    Candy Green

    Candy Purple

    Candy Red

    Candy Tangerine

    Candy Turquoise

    Candy Yellow

    Flake

    Apricot Flake

    Blue Flake

    Fuchsia Flake

    Goblin Flake

    Gold Flake

    Green Flake

    Holo Flake

    Inferno Flake

    Red Flake

    Silver Flake

    Turquoise Flake

    Clear

    Clear

    Clear Satin

    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.

    Masked Accent

    Masked Accents are not actually binding at all, but have 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 Accent

    add $75

    The "binding" finish is clear.

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