Post Number: 336
|Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 3:41 pm: |
Here are photos of my recent custom build. A medium scale Signature Deluxe with a 3/4 body that's the perfect size for me. Crotch Walnut front and back w/ continuous backplates, Maple/PH/Ebony/PH/Maple neck, Red LEDs. WOW! Sorry for the poor quality photos.
The raw materials
Laid out to perfection
The finished product: angled front
Front close up
A cute rear end
Post Number: 2869
|Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 3:55 pm: |
Perfect , _______ Congratulations ! I really like the 3/4 size concept.
Post Number: 1453
|Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 4:07 pm: |
oh. my. word.
That is about as lovely a piece of walnut as I've ever laid my peepers on, I do declare.
Post Number: 1558
|Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 6:54 pm: |
Agree with Peter on that piece of walnut. My my!
And- the back view- is it just me, or does it look like the back of a woman, wearing a dress with a very low V-cut back?
Post Number: 327
|Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 7:13 pm: |
Very pretty! Love walnut.
Post Number: 337
|Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 9:02 pm: |
I think Susan was sort of taken aback when I first sent her photos of somewhere in the neighborhood of 10-12 pieces of walnut that I had seen online and was trying to get close to. Of course, she then came up with something that totally blew all of them away.
And Toby...I'm glad I wasn't the only one who saw what you did. Now if I could only get my significant other in to (and of course eventually out of) a dress like that.
Post Number: 1840
|Posted on Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 8:45 am: |
Congratulations Brian! Beautiful bass, Play it Healthy! Art
Post Number: 105
|Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013 - 11:17 am: |
I really like the matching headstock veneer.
And - good call on the continuous back plates.
If that bad boy don't inspire you, nothing will.
Post Number: 7973
|Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013 - 4:11 pm: |
When we got the photos, Brian, you had particularly liked one at Ikebe in Japan. I'm not sure if we ever communicated this to you or not, but your bass is made from the same slab as the reference of your favorite one.
Post Number: 11053
|Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013 - 4:47 pm: |
Post Number: 168
|Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013 - 6:47 pm: |
That is one sweet looking Bass. I bet that Ebony Laminate adds a nice touch.
Post Number: 343
|Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 10:14 am: |
Now that's what I call service.
I'm surfing the web and see an Alembic bass hanging on the wall of a shop in Japan that has this gorgeous top of superb crotch walnut. Just for the heck of it I include it in a bunch of photos of walnut that I like and send it to Mica and Susan and my bass ends up from the same slab. You guys work magic!
P.S. I'm so glad you and Susan convinced me to go with the continuous backplates.
Post Number: 2878
|Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 4:21 pm: |
Yes, with that awesome slice of wood the continuous backplates really seem like the way to go.