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mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 4195
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Thursday, March 01, 2007 - 5:11 pm:   Edit Post

There's some lovely parts coming together for your bass. First, the neck:
neck

The crotch Walnut top on the body is fantastic:
body

The body halves lined up for the last time:
body
guitarbeau
Junior
Username: guitarbeau

Post Number: 50
Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Sunday, March 04, 2007 - 7:24 am:   Edit Post

Phil,

What wood are you using for the core? I have a short scale SC and I absolutely love it.

Michael
valvil
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Username: valvil

Post Number: 992
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 10:03 am:   Edit Post

That looks like standard mahogany.

Valentino
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 4256
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 4:00 pm:   Edit Post

My mom said you wanted to see the Walnut with a swipe of acetone to get an idea of the finished appearance. Here's the top:
top toned

and the back:
back toned

The solvent evaporates fast, but hopeully you'll be able to see the gorgeous feather flame in the top and the tiger like flame on the back.

Let me know if you need anything else.
otto
New
Username: otto

Post Number: 1
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 - 4:19 pm:   Edit Post

Mica,

Thank you! It looks fantastic. With the finish it will be gorgeous.

Phillip
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 4861
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2007 - 3:51 pm:   Edit Post

Nice!!
byoung
Senior Member
Username: byoung

Post Number: 539
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2007 - 4:19 pm:   Edit Post

That is a beautiful figure.

Bradley
guitarbeau
Member
Username: guitarbeau

Post Number: 57
Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 5:45 pm:   Edit Post

Can't wait to see it finished. My next Alembic will have a walnut top.
jacko
Senior Member
Username: jacko

Post Number: 1093
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 5:36 am:   Edit Post

Mine too;-) It is indeed a beautifully figured piece.

Graeme
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 4341
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, March 23, 2007 - 6:22 pm:   Edit Post

Someone is routed now!
routed
Next stop, fine carving.
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 4463
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Monday, April 23, 2007 - 5:43 pm:   Edit Post

curing
otto
New
Username: otto

Post Number: 2
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Monday, April 23, 2007 - 7:01 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Mica,

Thank you for the photo! I can't wait to play it!!! I trust that some of the very light coloration in the wood - left of the bottom pickup - is due to the lighting?

Phillip
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 4470
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Monday, April 23, 2007 - 7:11 pm:   Edit Post

It's reflections from my red shirt obscuring the white wall behind me. It's also not rubbed out yet - the surface still has plenty of "orange peel" texture to it.
the_8_string_king
Senior Member
Username: the_8_string_king

Post Number: 540
Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Monday, April 23, 2007 - 7:47 pm:   Edit Post

Wow. (Obviously) it looks awesome!!!
otto
New
Username: otto

Post Number: 3
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - 8:50 am:   Edit Post

Mica - I suspected reflections! That beautiful piece of wood will happily take years to know. I am so glad that particular piece of walnut waited to emerge for this instrument!

Please pass along my sincere gratitude for everyone's terrific work!
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5018
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, April 28, 2007 - 6:45 pm:   Edit Post

I agree with Mark. Wow!
the_mule
Senior Member
Username: the_mule

Post Number: 634
Registered: 1-2004
Posted on Friday, May 04, 2007 - 1:38 pm:   Edit Post

There's some beautiful figuring going on there, that'll be a stunning instrument when it's finished...

Wilfred

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