William Fellows’ Custom 12-String Basses
William Fellows completed work on this custom 12-string bass in 2013. Here are the details about this bass in his own words.
Bill writes, "I originally had a Hamer chaparral 12-string bass and that was when I discovered your website. I enjoyed it and even played a few gigs with it. I ended up selling it but I missed it greatly. I decided since I had intimate knowledge of this kind of instrument I would attempt to build one from scratch since no one seemed to offer a double octave neck."
Double-Neck 12-String Bass
Bill built this double-neck 4/12 in 2015. Bill writes, “I built this bass so that I could alternate between playing a fretless bass and then switching to 12-string bass, giving the illusion that another guitar player kicked in. The original plan was a 7-string / 12-string bass double-neck but it probably would have been too heavy to ever carry so I opted for a Jaco Pastorius / Tom Petersson combo.”