Billy Bongo Bass

Commission build, 2020

Snuffy's two favourite basses are the Yamaha Billy Sheehan signature Attitude and the Musicman Bongo, so for his custom bass we decided to make a combination of the two - The Billy Bongo has the body shape of the Billy Attitude bass with the neck shape and tuner config of the Musicman Bongo with the added twist of a neck-through construction, highly figured Golden Pheobe top, a finger ramp and a custom skull and cutlery inlay.




Body - Figured Golden Pheobe top, Black Limba body wings, Bog Oak contrast veneers, Ebony ramp and control cover

Neck - One piece Black Limba neck-through, Macassar Ebony fretboard and white mother of peal inlays 

Headstock - Figured Golden Pheobe backplate and white mother of pearl inlay

Parts & Hardware

Hardware - ABM bridge, Hipshot tuners, black

Electronics - Dingstrand Nordwall pickups, Darkglass Tone Capsule active three-band EQ, Volume and blend

Frets - 24 jumbo stainless steel


Body - Natural, high gloss nitrocellulose

Neck - Danish oil