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mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 5141
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Saturday, February 16, 2008 - 4:07 pm:   Edit Post

Here's some from earlier that I hadn't gotten a chance to post until today:
assembly

and a detail of the Burl Maple:
assembly

But not anywhere as lovely as with some finish on it:
preset

Hope you love it too!
bassjigga
Advanced Member
Username: bassjigga

Post Number: 305
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Saturday, February 16, 2008 - 5:15 pm:   Edit Post

Wow beautiful!
3rd_ray
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Username: 3rd_ray

Post Number: 1
Registered: 2-2008
Posted on Saturday, February 16, 2008 - 6:07 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Mica! The burl maple looks awesome!

I can't wait to see the pau ferro fingerboard :-)
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 6235
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, February 16, 2008 - 9:23 pm:   Edit Post

Cool!!
jerico
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Username: jerico

Post Number: 91
Registered: 7-2005
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 5:45 pm:   Edit Post

That is wicked! Love that little batch of flame at the bottom too!
3rd_ray
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Username: 3rd_ray

Post Number: 4
Registered: 2-2008
Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 7:17 pm:   Edit Post

I think I found a picture of the original slice...

http://alembic.com/club/messages/2344/22510.html?1132280583

It's the last slice on the page... 51110-3. You can tell by what I think is spalting near the bottom. Sort of looks like a skull.

Justin, do you have any pictures of your Further? Burl maple is cool.
jerico
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Username: jerico

Post Number: 92
Registered: 7-2005
Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 4:13 pm:   Edit Post

There are pics of my Further in the FTC threads, towards the bottom (search the titles for "Justin's burl maple Further").

Can't wait to see this one all finished!
3rd_ray
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Username: 3rd_ray

Post Number: 6
Registered: 2-2008
Posted on Friday, March 14, 2008 - 6:34 am:   Edit Post

You have Honey Pie... very nice! When I ordered this Excel, Susan said that the top would be similar to Honey Pie. They both look great.

I also like the recessed logo and flame maple neck. I have an MK Signature Deluxe on order that will have both. Hopefully that will show up on these pages one of these days.

I can't wait to get this Excel. I sold my fretless Fender jazz bass a few months ago not realizing I would miss fretless so much. Oh well, I think it's getting close now.
jerico
Member
Username: jerico

Post Number: 93
Registered: 7-2005
Posted on Saturday, March 15, 2008 - 7:08 am:   Edit Post

Yours has a very nice color. It does look a bit like Honey Pie - the color is like heavy coffee with a lot of cream in it! I really like the maple core on yours, it is awesome! Purpleheart seems to jive well with burl too. Very elegant!
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 5235
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Monday, March 31, 2008 - 10:33 am:   Edit Post

In the rubout chamber:
rubout
If all goes well, we're only days away.
3rd_ray
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Username: 3rd_ray

Post Number: 9
Registered: 2-2008
Posted on Monday, March 31, 2008 - 10:53 am:   Edit Post

Thanks for the update Mica... it's looking great! You just made this cold rainy Monday seem not so bad :-)
briant
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Username: briant

Post Number: 164
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Monday, March 31, 2008 - 5:45 pm:   Edit Post

Gorgeous top!
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 6409
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, March 31, 2008 - 10:02 pm:   Edit Post

The Purpleheart accent really sets it off!
bassjigga
Advanced Member
Username: bassjigga

Post Number: 316
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Tuesday, April 01, 2008 - 8:59 am:   Edit Post

I love this bass!
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 5261
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Wednesday, April 09, 2008 - 12:40 pm:   Edit Post

Already gone from here, but preview photos are always nice:
done

done

Drop dead gorgeous. Don't forget to pluck the open A string around the 20th "fret" like I told you on the phone.
3rd_ray
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Username: 3rd_ray

Post Number: 10
Registered: 2-2008
Posted on Wednesday, April 09, 2008 - 1:12 pm:   Edit Post

Gorgeous is definitely the right word! I knew I was going to love that fingerboard too. I can't wait for it to get here! Thanks for the pictures :-)
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 6449
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 10:17 pm:   Edit Post

Congrats Mike!!
jerico
Member
Username: jerico

Post Number: 94
Registered: 7-2005
Posted on Thursday, May 15, 2008 - 4:44 pm:   Edit Post

Droool! A stunner (LOVE the neck!)
bassman10096
Senior Member
Username: bassman10096

Post Number: 1130
Registered: 7-2003
Posted on Friday, May 16, 2008 - 4:38 am:   Edit Post

Yowwww! I want one like that.

Congrats. It's a beauty.

Bill
The other one

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