'Kaiser Foundation' was commissioned by the California Kaiser Foundation to commemorate Henry Kaiser's tenure on the board. It was to be a surprise for him. The design and objects were supplied by the Foundation. I had made a guitar for Henry ('G 0101 Cuttlefish') and wanted to offer him some new options - so I included a Sustainer.
G0202 not a 'Totemguitar'
G0203 not a 'Totemguitar'
G0204 not a 'Totemguitar'
G0205 not a 'Totemguitar'
The body for this bass was desigend as a guitar body and consequently it proved to be somewhat neck-heavy. I installed a telescoping strap button which alleviated this problem. Alder body, w/Mahogany neck & Cocobolo fingerboard. Badass bridge, Hipshot Tuners w/D-tuner. Seymour Duncan "vintage" P-bass pickup.
A friend gave me a mangled old Ash P-Bass body which had been fitted with a Kahler trem, among other things. I sanded the body down, fixed the holes and "totemized" it. The neck was a 70's Fender neck I found on eBay. The fingerboard had been sanded off in an attempt to repair the truss rod. I replaced the rod, trued the surface and fitted a new fingerboard made of Zebrawood. A vintage brass bridge and a Fralin Jazz pickup completed the instrument.