Post Number: 139
|Posted on Friday, February 20, 2015 - 8:40 pm: |
Curious about the body wood on my Distillate. I thought it was a deep red mahogany (darker and more red than I've ever seen in mahogany), but now I'm thinking koa?
Post Number: 8452
|Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 3:51 pm: |
I found the file for your bass. It says I sent details on the build to you back in 2001! Amazing how long ago that is. Here's the list of specs:
top: Figured Walnut
accent: Maple laminate
neck: 5-piece Maple and Purpleheart
scale: 32" medium
inlays: Pearloid (plastic) ovals
originally made for: Sam Ash Music
birthday: October 10, 1990
I have in the file that is was for sale at Bass Northwest at one point - maybe that's where you got it?
As for the Mahogany, it does indeed grow darker over time, and there is a wide gamut of colors it can express. Also, Walnut tends to get lighter over time, so the difference between the two may exaggerate the aging of the Mahogany.
Koa also gets lighter over time, and generally isn't red or ruddy colored to my eye. Post a picture (or email one to me) and I'll let you know what I think.
Post Number: 140
|Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 5:40 pm: |
Yup. Bought it at BassNW as a wedding present (to me!). Funny, I don't remember getting a certificate. I'll have to search my files.
I'll post a pic here soon.
Post Number: 141
|Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 5:26 pm: |
Here is the back. That's an outstanding piece of mahogany!
Post Number: 51
|Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 6:07 pm: |
Not fair to show the back but not the front...
Really nice color, grain and figure in the Mahogany.
Post Number: 438
|Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 6:38 am: |
Hmmm, I remember that beautiful Walnut top! But I didn't remember how interesting was the back too!