Tim Thelen is a luthier based in Des Moines, Iowa.
Today, he and fellow luthier Bill Henss have combined to form BilT Guitars . They specialize in modern “Fenderish” guitars – as played by Nels Cline ( Wilco, etc. )
Back in 2000 Tim and Mike Watt collaborated on this semi-acoustic bass.
It has undergone some changes since 2000, evidenced by the G&L and Seymour Duncan pickups – each can run in series or parallel mode.
This is a versatile passive bass
- Maple neck, one piece, 35″ scale
- Nut width 1.40″
- String spacing at the bridge 20mm
- 9lbs, 7oz.
- Hard shell case
Genuine hand carved “Watt” on the back of the body.
A one-of-a-kind bass for a one-of-a-kind player.