Basswood 4-String PJ-Style Bass Guitar Kit – Maple/Rosewood Neck – Gotoh Hardware – Wilkinson Pickups – CTS Potentiometers

Basswood 4-String PJ-Style Bass Guitar Kit – Maple/Rosewood Neck – Gotoh Hardware – Wilkinson Pickups – CTS Potentiometers




Bodies are cut when the order is placed and may take up to 4 weeks to fulfill!

This is a great quality, easy to build, electric bass kit. The body is made in our shop in Portland, OR. and the neck is sourced from a high quality Japanese importer. These kits go together easily, all the parts work together well, and the instrument can be assembled without a lot of experience with woodworking or instrument building.


Choose between sanded and unsanded!

*Unsanded bodies still have machine marks from the CNC process and require sanding before finish can be applied*


If you choose, every hole is drilled for each component, including neck, bridge, pickups, pickguard and strap button mounting holes. We have done most of the hard work for you! The body is well sanded out of the box, but will need light sanding before finishing; no filling should be required.

The bass kit comes with chrome tuners, bridge, pickups, and all necessary screws and hardware. This is not a kit of questionable quality where the parts simply don’t work together (like many of the other kits that you will find on Ebay, Etsy and Amazon).


  • Traditional shape and neck profiles
  • 2-piece Basswood body
  • Maple neck with Rosewood fingerboard
  • Wilkinson WB4P: P style pickups and WB4JB: J-style bridge pickup
  • 3-way switch, and 3 volume/tone controls.
  • (Optional) No drilling required

Basswood PJ-Bass body

  • 2-piece Basswood Body
  • Made in the USA
  • Traditional shape and neck pocket
  • Rear-routed control cavity

Maple P-style bass necks with rosewood fingerboard

  • Made in Japan
  • Standard P-style heel
  • Alloy headstock shape
  • 9.5″ radius fretboard
  • 41mm nut width
  • 20 frets
  • Jumbo frets (2.7mm W, 1mm H)
  • Standard single action trussrod with adjustment at heel
  • White front and side dots
  • 17.5mm / 15.0mm tuner holes
  • Skunk Stripe on maple fingerboard models

Gotoh 404BO Bass Bridge

  • Hard zinc plate with brass saddles.
  • 19mm string spacing
  • String-through body or top-loading.
  • Available in XC chrome finish only.

Gotoh GB640 Bass Tuners

Bass guitars have weighty machine heads and by their very nature have always suffered from “neck-dive”. With the advent of 5 and 6 string basses, this tendency became still more acute, making long sessions uncomfortable for the musician.

The RES-O-LITE series was developed to solve this problem. By chiefly using the special alloy “duralumin”, excellent weight savings are achieved. By use of the Rock-Solid mechanism the GB350 transmits string movement more powerfully, whilst retaining tuning and giving a smooth winding experience.

Wilkinson WB4J Bridge Pickup

Wilkinson WB4P Pickup

Toggle Switch and CTS Pots

The process of building our kit guitars and basses is straight forward and requires little experience in woodworking or in instrument building. The entire instrument can be assembled with a few simple tools. Setting the instrument up for your playing style is also straightforward. We will guide you though the basic process in our instruction manual. For more complex or particular setup requirements, we suggest that you work with a professional for setup - just as you would with any instrument that you purchase.

Tools needed for assembly:

  • Philips #1 and #2 screwdrivers
  • wire clippers (to trim strings)
  • string radius gauge (we provide one with the kit)

The process of finishing the instrument can be very simple or very complex. See our guitar finishing pages for some pointers. You will need:

  • 200+ grit sandpaper or sanding blocks
  • finish of your choice

Full specification can be found on the following pages:

We offer several options to allow you to tailor your guitar to your guitar building experience and your goals for your instrument, depending on the exact kit model:

  • Pickups: All of our instruments come with good basic pickups. We offer you options to change these pickups for several optional pickup sets. Note that these optional pickups will not come pre-wired/soldered. Soldering of these pickups will be required.
  • Wiring: If you chose the optional snap together wiring, then all of our instruments come pre-wired and pre-soldered, so that you can assemble the instrument without needing to do any soldering. You simply snap a few connectors together to complete the electrical connections before you screw down the pickguard, control panel, and output jack plate. This is detailed on the guitar kit wiring and hole drilling description page. If you would prefer to not have your kit pre-wired and pre-soldered, please let us know.
  • Drilling: If you so choose, then every guitar kit comes with some holes pre-drilled for you. However, we offer you the option to not have some holes drilled at the factory. This is detailed on the guitar kit wiring and hole drilling description page.
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