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Steve Wood (s_wood)
Username: s_wood

Post Number: 28
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, January 05, 2003 - 8:30 pm:   Edit Post

Here are a couple of shots of my new Series II (#12837) with a Europa body and a Quilted Cocobolo top. The wood is much more beautiful in real life -- and she sounds better than she looks!

12837 Front

12837 Close Front

A closer look...

12837 Closer Front

Careful -- don't fall in!

12837 Very Close Front

And check out the headstock...

12837 headstock

(Message edited by s_wood on January 05, 2003)

(Message edited by s_wood on January 06, 2003)
Russ Carreiro (zappahead)
Username: zappahead

Post Number: 4
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2003 - 3:22 pm:   Edit Post

The quilted Coco Bolo is about as nice as it gets. Ive only seen it on one other guitar that was featured as a custom of the month I think. Both of those tops look great online, I wonder how much better it looks in real life?
Valentino Villevieille (valvil)
Username: valvil

Post Number: 50
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Friday, January 24, 2003 - 5:07 am:   Edit Post

I saw some quilted coco bolo up at Alembic a couple of weeks does look unbelievable up close, even unfinished...I think they have enough for one or two more instruments and that's it...if I win the lottery (7000$ for top & back, I believe) before they run out I'll have a bass made with it...:-)

Michael Ichiyama (ichinumba9)
Username: ichinumba9

Post Number: 22
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Friday, January 24, 2003 - 2:45 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Steve,
Just curious what the thickness of your body laminates are and what the total thickness is?
Mica Wickersham (mica)
Username: mica

Post Number: 654
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, January 24, 2003 - 3:22 pm:   Edit Post

1/4 top 1/8 accent laminate overall 1.65 inches.
Jarek Michalski (basstard)
Username: basstard

Post Number: 5
Registered: 3-2003
Posted on Sunday, March 02, 2003 - 3:49 pm:   Edit Post

What can I say...

Brian Ceasar (bbe1020)
Username: bbe1020

Post Number: 65
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, March 03, 2003 - 10:20 am:   Edit Post

Nice series bass! That quilted coco bolo is definitely looking GOOD. I bet it sounds Great too... What's the layout for your controls?
Steve Wood (s_wood)
Username: s_wood

Post Number: 49
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2003 - 6:55 am:   Edit Post

Yes, the bass sounds HUGE! Sometimes, when no one is looking, I just hit the open "A" string and let it ring, over and over again...

The electronics are sort of the standard Series II controls...with a tweak. Each pickup has its own filter control and variable Q control, and there's a master volume (all standard on a Series II). The tweak is that I replace the standard volume control for each pickup and pickup selector switch with a master volume and pan control, which to me is simpler arrangement.
Username: fretted4

Post Number: 45
Registered: 11-2002
Posted on Wednesday, August 06, 2003 - 4:32 pm:   Edit Post

Excellent bass!!!!!!!! Did you do the electronics modifications yourself?
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 3942
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, April 09, 2014 - 8:08 am:   Edit Post

That quilted Cocobolo is incredible. Is it still that reddish colour?
Advanced Member
Username: s_wood

Post Number: 380
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, April 09, 2014 - 8:42 am:   Edit Post

Truthfully, I was never happy with the way the color of the cocobolo was depicted in those photos. You've motivated me to try to take some better pics this weekend!
Advanced Member
Username: oddmetersam

Post Number: 343
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 11:56 am:   Edit Post

That's funny about the reddish cocobolo. My MK Sig Dlx photographs much more reddish in bright light and more brownish otherwise, like it has a dual personality. I just learned to go with the flow and appreciate both.

Your bass is gorgeous, either way!
Intermediate Member
Username: jon_jackson

Post Number: 198
Registered: 12-2008
Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 1:03 pm:   Edit Post

This wood is incredibly difficult to photograph and get the right color. In talking with Mica about Scarlet, which also is quilted Cocobolo, she mentioned the difficulty in getting the color to come out accurately as well, and she certainly photographs A LOT of basses and guitars.

What is the weight of this bass? In addition being hard to photograph, quilted Cocobolo is also heavier than regular Cocobolo, which is not a light wood. But, it is exceptionally pretty.
Username: dead_head

Post Number: 44
Registered: 12-2013
Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 8:25 pm:   Edit Post

Steve, that quilted cocobolo looks gorgeous. Despite your dissatisfaction with the pictures, you can appreciate its beautiful grain.

Jon, your quilted cocobolo on that Tribute 5 is gorgeous as well. I've always loved the way Scarlet came out. Let me know if you ever want to sell.........

Advanced Member
Username: s_wood

Post Number: 381
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 7:45 pm:   Edit Post

Finally.. a sunny day and it's warm enough to be outside!

After some experimenting, I think these pics capture the color of the quilted cocobolo pretty well, although the striking figure of the wood really has to be seen to be believed!


Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 4529
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 2:59 am:   Edit Post

Bump.... just healthy lusting...
Senior Member
Username: poor_nigel

Post Number: 422
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 5:06 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Steve. From reading the thread on your SII for sale, I assume this bass, one of my all-time favorites, has no back lams? Just curious.
Advanced Member
Username: mtjam

Post Number: 368
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 5:21 pm:   Edit Post

Sweet bass!

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