Howie Guitars

The Evolution Of Tone

Bull Series

The Bull Series is a line of hollow body medium scale bass guitars.  


This is one of our Bull Series 5 string Bass guitars.  It comes with a strap and hardshell case.  It is semi hollow to cut down on the weight of the body and is finished with a green stain to black sunburst.  The top is quilted maple and has wonderful grain.  The wiring is set up with a standard 4 knob and 3 way toggle switch for the 2 soapbar pickups.  There is also a 2nd switch added that coil splits the bridge pickup for extra tone options.  My youngest son helped me a lot as I built this guitar and he came up with the color by mixing several stains.  We always name each guitar that we build because we become so close with the guitar through the process.  My son chose the name "Naomi" this time.  There are a couple dings/scratches on Naomi that happened in the final build stage.  Also, some of the green stain leeched into the bindings in a couple places.  I showed these things in the last 2 pictures above.  Please don't hesitate to message me with any questions you may have, and thanks for checking out one of our guitars!  Here are the rest of the details.....

Main Body:  Hard Maple
Top Body Blank:  Quilted Maple
Neck Blank:  Hard Maple
Fretboard:  Maple
Inlays:  Abalone
Bindings:  Cream
Bridge Pickup:  Kent Armstrong Soap Bar
Neck Pickup:  Kent Armstrong Soap Bar
Knobs:  Cream Speed
Tuning Machines:  Gotoh
Fretwire:  6105 (Narrow/Tall)
Bridge:  Hipshot
Scale length:  34inches/86.36cm
Frets:  24
Nut:  Bone

Bull Dog


Bull Dog is the first in the Bull Series line of Howie Guitars.  Hand Built in Longmont, Colorado USA.  The sound chamber is comprised of double two sided nautilus shells.   

Wood: Ambrosia Maple Body and Top, Hard Maple Neck, Ebony Fingerboard

Color: Red

Hardware: Black

Bindings: Black

Scale Length: 31.5 in, 80 cm

Headstock Angle: 13degree

Neck joint angle: 4 degrees

Fingerboard Radius: 9.5 inches

Frets: 23

Inlays: Black Dots, Pearl Peghead

Bridge Pickup: Gretsch G5400 Paired Set

Neck Pickup: Gretsch G5400 Paired Set

Tuning Keys: Gotoh Compact, Chrome

Tail Piece: Short Bass Trapeze, Black

Bridge: Tune-o-matic Chrome