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Intermediate Member
Username: jedisan

Post Number: 138
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Monday, October 25, 2010 - 5:05 pm:   Edit Post

Small standard body with custom knob positions. And, hollow body cut out. Was that done at headquarters, or something someone did afterwards? Never seen a cut out like that before.
Username: mica

Post Number: 7007
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Monday, October 25, 2010 - 5:14 pm:   Edit Post

It's technically an Excel - but it's so custom it's hard to even consider it one anymore. Everything looks as I remember on this bass. What you can't really appreciate from the photos is the interior of the hollowed out area is lined in Purpleheart and has a complete high-gloss rubout just like the body. It's actually really really cool.

The original owner didn't keep it long, and I know it was sold at least 2 other times. It was at Atlanta Bass Gallery not too long ago - Jim was wishing hard that it was right handed!
Senior Member
Username: tmoney61092

Post Number: 564
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Monday, October 25, 2010 - 6:43 pm:   Edit Post

in the last picture you can see the purpleheart Mica is talking about, very cool!

Senior Member
Username: bigredbass

Post Number: 1539
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Monday, October 25, 2010 - 11:29 pm:   Edit Post

An f-hole Alembic? Geez, Mica, if it wasn't custom enough, the interior is lined / finished in purpleheart? You guys ever sleep?

Just when you think you've seen everything, Part 27.

J o e y

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