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Advanced Member
Username: enzo

Post Number: 366
Registered: 4-2009
Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 5:52 am:   Edit Post

Very curious Epic (I guess). Looks like a Warwick Fortress.
Serial 96C-10130
Intermediate Member
Username: stout71

Post Number: 199
Registered: 7-2011
Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 5:54 am:   Edit Post

That's one cool looking axe. Interesting pickup placement.
Advanced Member
Username: enzo

Post Number: 369
Registered: 4-2009
Posted on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 5:46 am:   Edit Post

Could also be an Excel...
Username: mica

Post Number: 8395
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Monday, February 09, 2015 - 7:45 pm:   Edit Post

Wow, I think I must have been on vacation when that bass was done. I have no recollection of it whatsoever! The angle of the picture is exaggerating things, but it's still very unusual and I'll venture to say one-of-a-kind.

serial: 96C10130
name: Custom
model: CLB4
top: Burl Walnut
accent: Maple pinstripe
body: Mahogany
shape: Custom ("Fortress Horns, Europa Butt"
neck: 3-piece Maple
scale: 34" long
fingerboard: Ebony
inlays: Pearloid (plastic) ovals
side markers: bronze
peghead: Cone with veneers like neck through, no volute
pickups: MXY, treble pickup 3.5" away from fingerboard
electronics: "Epic" volume, pan, bass, treble, mono
finish: satin natural polyurethane (oil-look)
backplate: plastic
hardware: polished brass
originally made for: Larry Morgan Music, TX
birthday: August 20, 1996
Other production note: String with .040-.060-.080-.100

The bass visited here in 2000 (again, I must have been on vacation because I STILL don't remember seeing it). The fingerboard was levelled and refretted. We were going to change something about the electronics, but the customer changed his mind when he sent it in.

Enzo, did you buy this bass?
Senior Member
Username: enzo

Post Number: 419
Registered: 4-2009
Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 4:16 pm:   Edit Post

I wanted to, but owner was holding it tight. I'm a waitin' though :-) Still working on the money to refinish my SII Graphite baby.
Username: nrg_svr

Post Number: 2
Registered: 2-2015
Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 10:33 pm:   Edit Post

THAT is awesome!!!!!

I see Ric in it too with the inward pointing bouts. WOW!!!!!!! The Fortress hasn't quite got that look. This is way cooler!! Whoever ordered it had a few basses in (their) mind!

'Fortress horns, Europa butt'.... hmmm.....

That is skookum all the way!

(Message edited by nrg_svr on February 18, 2015)
Username: mica

Post Number: 8409
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 12:35 pm:   Edit Post

I had to look up "skookum." Thank you for the new word!

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