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thedavidkeith
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Username: thedavidkeith

Post Number: 1
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Sunday, March 04, 2007 - 10:35 pm:   Edit Post

Just found the club after snagging a CA Special today on ebay. Thought I might join the fun, this one is worth looking at...
tbrannon
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Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 328
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Sunday, March 04, 2007 - 11:42 pm:   Edit Post

goodness me.....

I've never felt such an urge to take up the guitar. More pictures are required.

Beautiful catch- have fun.
lbpesq
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Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 2157
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Monday, March 05, 2007 - 7:28 am:   Edit Post

David:

Welcome to the club. Enjoy your new Cali Special. I was the other bidder. Congrats.

Bill, the guitar one
bracheen
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Username: bracheen

Post Number: 1156
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Monday, March 05, 2007 - 8:35 am:   Edit Post

Wow, what is that, Walnut? Nice, congratulations. Sorry, Bill.

Sam
lidon2001
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Username: lidon2001

Post Number: 288
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Monday, March 05, 2007 - 10:05 am:   Edit Post

Welcome David,

Great guitar. Interesting in that its hum cancellor is hidden and uses large aperture pickups.

T
apdavis
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Username: apdavis

Post Number: 74
Registered: 5-2004
Posted on Monday, March 05, 2007 - 11:38 am:   Edit Post

Real Beauty!
the_8_string_king
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Username: the_8_string_king

Post Number: 443
Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Monday, March 05, 2007 - 4:44 pm:   Edit Post

WOW!!!

What a stunning BTCer'ed guitar!!!
valvil
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Username: valvil

Post Number: 991
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Monday, March 05, 2007 - 7:11 pm:   Edit Post

Gorgeous. Wood doesn't get much better than that.

Burl Brasilian Rosewood? I remember seeing a picture of a triple omega at the mothership with similar wood & that's what that was.
That would be my guess. It looks a little too amber to be walnut but I could be wrong.
That's the same shape as my guitar, but even without the series electronics difference I like this one much better. :-)
It's more than worth looking at; as a matter of fact I think everyone is waiting for more pictures; I know I am.

Valentino
bassfingers
Intermediate Member
Username: bassfingers

Post Number: 127
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 2:33 am:   Edit Post

Welcome brother,

What a vision!!,kinda knocks my Variax 300 into a cocked hat.As is often said here,enjoy in good health,and as is very often said here,MORE PICTURES PLEASE!!.

Best Wishes,

Simon.
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 4218
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 9:06 am:   Edit Post

That's got to be some Burl Rosewood - before we put it on 25th Anniversary restriction. I think that's the guitar where we first tried the inlaid logo with shell.
lbpesq
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Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 2161
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 10:49 am:   Edit Post

Mica:

What's the story with the pickups which appear to be humcanceller size instead of the stock single coils with a Series instrument (and the apparent lack of a humcanceller)?

Bill, tgo
valvil
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Username: valvil

Post Number: 993
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 2:13 pm:   Edit Post

My guess would be that those are bass series pickups and the humcanceler is hidden in the body.

Valentino
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 4223
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 2:23 pm:   Edit Post

Val's right, these are the regular AXY size pickup shells, same as a Series II 4-string bass would get. Same thought as a FatBoy pickup - wider aperture. I'm pretty sure the humcanceller is cast under the bridge pickup in the same shell.
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 4851
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 4:26 pm:   Edit Post

Wonderful guitar!
thedavidkeith
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Username: thedavidkeith

Post Number: 2
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Friday, March 09, 2007 - 11:48 pm:   Edit Post

Wow, you guys really keep up with this. I will get to these questions here after putting another picture up.


(Message edited by davehouck on July 06, 2009)
tbrannon
Advanced Member
Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 335
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2007 - 12:37 am:   Edit Post

and I thought the top was amazing- that is a killer sandwich you've got going there.

Best thing is that I'm sure it sounds better than it looks.
5stringho
Intermediate Member
Username: 5stringho

Post Number: 103
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2007 - 4:26 am:   Edit Post

Wow! What a stunner!
Welcome to the Gang, and enjoy!

Mike (the 'Ho)
thedavidkeith
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Username: thedavidkeith

Post Number: 3
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 1:29 pm:   Edit Post

Okay sweet talkers, here's another
thedavidkeith
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Username: thedavidkeith

Post Number: 4
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 1:44 pm:   Edit Post

Mica,

What a memory! Yes that matches what Peter (orig owner) told me; he took two trips out there from Chicago to handpick the woods, I guess in 96-97 the internet wood bank wasn't available. Good thing, since I have been having trouble concentrating while voraciously consuming the pix you have posted there.

I thought at the time Peter said it was burled walnut, but the paperwork agrees with you: burl rosewood. He told that this piece was reserved for a 25th Anniversary bass, and that there wouldn't be many like this one. He was right.
thedavidkeith
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Username: thedavidkeith

Post Number: 5
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 2:07 pm:   Edit Post

jaysimon
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Username: jaysimon

Post Number: 18
Registered: 1-2006
Posted on Monday, March 12, 2007 - 1:32 pm:   Edit Post

that is stunning.
jags
Intermediate Member
Username: jags

Post Number: 133
Registered: 12-2006
Posted on Monday, May 07, 2007 - 6:23 am:   Edit Post

its an absolute beaut. killer body lams, great idea very unique. can we get some better headstock photos please? pretty please?
palembic
Senior Member
Username: palembic

Post Number: 2536
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Tuesday, May 08, 2007 - 2:28 am:   Edit Post

It's a very beautifull guitar!
Quite an original shape for the body too???

Paul TBO
thedavidkeith
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Username: thedavidkeith

Post Number: 22
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Thursday, June 07, 2007 - 5:36 pm:   Edit Post

Paul, I think the shape is a normal series 2, but with all trace of omega cut or pointiness removed from the bottom. It actually looks like the wood came from the same cut as the "Superb Walnut '89 S2" that just showed up on this list. There was speculation before that this one might be rosewood but it is walnut. Notice also the similarity in body shape.
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 4627
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Thursday, June 07, 2007 - 6:36 pm:   Edit Post

This is Burl Rosewood - this piece was too small to make a 25th Anniversary Sterling model. We made a few basses from Burl Rosewood before we decided to reserve the rest for the limited edition. It's very special - I don't recall us making another guitar from it.

The body shape is that of the 20th Anniversary guitar, but with a smooth cut intead of the regular omega. My mom's Anniversary guitar is in the Showcase for comparison.
thedavidkeith
Junior
Username: thedavidkeith

Post Number: 12
Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Monday, July 06, 2009 - 3:58 am:   Edit Post

I have gotten some emails recently to find out if I still have this guitar. Have not been able to pull the trigger and list on ebay yet, so if you are thinking about it...
thedavidkeith
Junior
Username: thedavidkeith

Post Number: 13
Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Monday, July 06, 2009 - 4:05 am:   Edit Post

Also, sorry about not responding to the request on better headstock photo, hope this helps...



(Message edited by davehouck on July 06, 2009)
artswork99
Senior Member
Username: artswork99

Post Number: 720
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Monday, July 06, 2009 - 5:58 am:   Edit Post

Beautiful guitar David!
Play it Healthy!
Art

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