I use different types of wood which are being glued together in few layers and then hand-worked. The final sound of the guitar strongly depends on the selected type of wood, so combining few different sorts I get a wider range of frequencies. Usually I work with mahogany, maple, alder, cherry, walnut,… When the handwork is done, the body has to be protected by the multi-layered oil and wax coat, or by lacquering.
For the construction of the neck I usually use maple, padoak or wenge, either in one piece or in lamellas. I install a truss rod onto it as well to strengthen it up. For the fingerboard I use rosewood or ebony and the frets on the fingerboard are jumbo. I also handicraft and install all by myself an inlay made of pearl, veneer or bone. The neck also needs a lacquer coat in the end.
The bridge is hand-worked mostly of ebony or rosewood , but it’s possible even to combine them with some domestic sorts like olive, holm-oak, common pear…Piezo pickup or transducer has to be installed precisely into the bridge , together with the preamplifier. This way the sound can be captured right on the spot where it breaks through the guitars body and where it has the broadest range of frequencies. The nut is made of bone.
Wood Guerilla started on 2004 with finished ABAZ no1.
As every begining it was not that serious.
Seriousness came later.
At first we (Dalibor Vucic and Vladislav Filipovic) used to pick up wood from whereever we find it not one time we were cuting in pieces throwen down trees in the center of Belgrade.
It was adventerous couse it is a sort of crime but it was fun and nobody cought us...Not that we addmit that we did it.
That is the reason why the name Wood Guerilla came to mind.
Vucic Dalibor aka Vuchko (BG) Esnaf, WG
Vladimir Samardzic (NS) Panonia Project, Groove Masters
Filip Milanovic (KG) Thimble
Vladisav Filipovic (BG)
Stojan Reljic (BG) Esnaf
Lazar David Galic (BG) Draconic, Consecration
Marko Galic (NJ)
Aleksandar Djordjic (BG) Organized Chaos
Stefan Golubovic (BG) Organized Chaos
Michael Tobias HIMSELF (Kingston,NY)
Black Lion Audio Studio
Boban (NS) Ritam Nereda
Mire (NS) Ritam Nereda
Masa Major (BG) absolute solo artist
Bunxta (BG) Rare,Naked
Dejan Zec (NS)
Branko STIKA Stikovic (KG)
Goran (BG) LOCO
Mata (BG) Device Experience
Rajko (BG) Groove Orchestra
Davor (BG) ZeneKese
Milan Pasula (NS)
All the Wood Guerilla instruments are made by Dalibor Vucic aka Vuchko.
Every instrument is signed by Dalibor and have a serial number for tracking and guarantee.
In a lot of texts on this web site Dalibor is addressing You in person.
Firlst and foremost,if I have to explain the working process of making Wood Guerilla instruments is quite the same as making music or tattooing.
I will explain both...
Regarding music,Wood Guerilla is the band,models are albums and every instrument is a song.
So,the hits will be played everytime just the same but it took a while experimenting and jamming to come to
that point of a song that needs nothing to be added or taken from.There are some of those.
Still there is a lot of stuff to be tryed out,hehehe.
And everytime you play the same song it comes out a bit diffrent every time.
I never liked the bands that have a name of a composer or boss or whatever.I choose the name Wood Guerilla
and with every band name after a while it started getting the meaning to it.
As it happenes I dont use tamplates.Instead I use stenciles and when the shape is put on everything else
after that is done by hand.
If you ever done or saw any part of the tattoing process thats it.
One diference is that its a three dimentional with carving wood.
Here are already finished instruments
BUNTA bass named SLOPPY DOTS
-34inches scale,24 frets
-Alder body with figured walnut top
-3 piece ash neck with flame maple headstock
-Flame maple fingerboard
-SBS pickups with 2way SBS preamp,active.passive mode
-Hipshot Ultralite tuners and A Style bridge
-hand carved brass nut
-glossy polyurethain finish
This bass is designed as TPB (True Position Bass) as the upper positions
are totally accesable without interfiering with slap position.
BUNTA unlined fretless bass named DickOverfreak
-34 inches scale
-Mahagony body with wild pearwood and flame maple top and back
-Flame ash-wild pearwood-wenge-purple heart neck
-Hipshot Ultralite tuners and A style bridge
-2 EMGs DC40
-Laser cut,matched el cavety cover
Customised BUNTA bass named FH
-33 inches scale,26 jumbo frets
-alder body with cheechen top
-3 piece ash wenge neck
-custom carves brass nut
-SBS pickups with 2way SBS preamp with active -passive switch
-16mm string spaceing at the bridge
Most of instruments are custom in it's own way so its a tough job making a price list.
Still the best way to find out the price for your bass is to contact WG and talk about specific bass or guitar
There are are special offers that might be interesting:
1. Renting basses for studio sessions.
along with bass tech and bass engenier assistent
This action is usually done with the drum recording but after doing it
for a few sessions, it really proved it self how convinient is to have a
vatiety of basses in hand.
It makes a huge difference having a tech on the site,and deal with everything that could contribute to a recording.
That's what we have done with a new RITAM NEREDA album Mire (RN bass player) used one bass out of six for the entire record and will continue using it for the upcoming tour as that sound IS the sound on the tapes.
2. Purchasing and installing ROLAND GK3 and GK3B
MIDI guitar and MIDI bass guitar became a very common instruments
Roland greatly contibuted to this.
WG is doing all the modifications that are needed for the upgraid.
Also, this is done in a corespondence with the official deraler.
Official Wood Guerilla Myspace profile
Wood Guerilla USA instruments Myspace
VUCHKO (DALIBOR VUCIC) Myspace profile
GROOVE MASTERS school of contemporary music in Novi Sad
bass department by Vladimir Samardzic
BASS EXCHANGE LA couple of WG basses over here
9 Music education
The Orff-Schulwerk approach is built on a style of elemental music created by Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman. This approach makes extensive use of ostinati, in addition to drones (more simplified ostinati that establish the meter and tonal center).
Students, beginning quite young, play ostinati, often through body percussion or upon xylophones. These drones and ostinati can then be improvised upon, either vocally, with xylophones, or using a Recorder. The Schulwerk is a very popular approach in music education throughout the world.
Dalibor Vucic aka Vuchko
+381 63 353 666
ABAZ model is the first model designed by Dalibor for Wood Guerilla.
Intention was to have a single cut construction,so popular at that time (and still is).
Nomber one ABAZ was full flame maple body with one piece Hard maple
neck and purple heart fingerboard.
It was intentionaly heavy and big.And it was a start for experimenting with diffrent wood combination.
Most usefull combination is a mahagony body with ash neck and bubinga fingerboard,but all kind of crazy stuff is made,too.
As the body is reaching 10th fret on the upper side it allowes a great balance and easy accesing entire fingerboard,especialy the first position
BUNTA bass is a old design by Vladisav Filipovic with later adjustments by Dalibor Vucic.
Everything did start from this one as a starting point.
With every customisation and alteration to this one there is allways a recognisable shape and
appierence of it.
It comes in 24 and 21 fret version,neck thru and bolt on.
Often combined 21 shape body with 24 freted neck which when applied in a certain way become a TPB (True
Position Bass),making the highest frets extremely playable and right hand has a more place for resting.
After building enough of slick,sporty and modern instruments
it is only logical to come back to traditional.
For WG it's ROOT Bass.
No layers,no fancy curves and shapeings,just the bass.
As things went along,majority of guitars WG build are multistrings ones,that means seven and eight strings.
Dissorder guitar actualy never was a hit couse it is too much bass influenced and I thought that it is gonna stop entirely.
7 and 8 strings neck shapeing is much more similar to a 5 or 6 strings bass so it is a much more common ground and also a ground that is yet to be explored.
Strangely,a lot of people asked about a 6 strings versions and that came as a surprise as I thought that normal 6 strings with all that goes with it are not gonna work for me.
BUNTA guitar is a first succes of designing a guitar that is really a guitar and not a bass influenced one.
So it would rether go along Fender Gibson or PRS than with any modern bass guitar design.
They are mostly neck thru and custom made for now.
Here you will find all the instruments that are not made by any standard WG models or the customisation went so fahr that it has to be pointed out.
A lot of these instruments are made as a tribute to the original designer.
Aldoe,exept some traditional ,classic instruments,only the basic ideas
are copied.Never the exact instrument.
Along the way you will find obvious why
made to Lazar David Galic
of Draconic and Concecration
The hardest working bass player on Serbian metal scene.
You will certenly see these guys around,and on this site a lot.
VLADIMIR SAMARDZIC SIGNATURE TULIPBASS
VS used to play a number of WG basses but finally we got to achieve
his signature sound of the instrument.
Much relied on the sound of walnut,this bass has a very heavy tone
that Vlada used to have to squeeze out of the instruments in the past but now
he has it right away.