Time Machine Bass

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Our current project to be designed and built in 2017 & 2018 will a Time Machine theme bass guitar (SN 7).  We are fans of the Back to the Future films, but our intent is to make this an original work which borrows styling cues from many of the various time machine books and movies from over the years.  The photos below are extremely rough and early mock-ups.  We are still in the brainstorming stages. 
We have not decided who the guitar will be donated to, but it will be a large national charity along the lines of those we have donated to in the past.  One obvious possibility is the Michael J. Fox Parkinson's Foundation (just an idea because of the BTF movies), but we have not made a commitment to any organization and probably will not until we are almost finished.  Advance commitments to specific events put us under too much pressure to do a good job and enjoy the process.




Why did we choose the distinctive Iceman bass body shape?

To paraphrase Doc Brown, we figured if you're going to build a time machine into a guitar, why not do it with some style?  :-)

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A few time machines from the movies that we will look to for inspiration: