New design - 5-string bass

Recently, a customer asked me if I could make a 5-string bass for him. Design wise he wanted a double cutaway based on the reversed shape of the Meisfjord bass. The thought had crossed my mind, but I never sat down to work on it.

 So I made a preliminary sketch and went on to the full scale drawing after my client approved it. The bass will have 24-frets and a narrow string spread. We'll use spalted maple for the top but I haven't yet decided on the body wood. Today I finalized the templates and will start building as soon as I'm done with several classical guitars that I have in the pipeline.

Here's the 1:1 drawing.

Leonardo Michelin-Salomon