Post Number: 7025
|Posted on Tuesday, November 09, 2010 - 7:15 pm: |
This is a very special bass commissioned by Ikebe for their 35th Anniversary.
When they visited here to select woods and discuss the 5 instruments we built for this event, Kenji brought pictures he printed from the website of Bonnie [Showcase thread] [Featured Custom]. The story was touching for him, and he especially loved Paul's "Manta" omega carving.
It's not a replica, and there are several variations from Paul's bass (like this one is Koa instead of Walnut). We were all thinking of him while this was under construction. I just wanted to share this with the club.
Post Number: 9813
|Posted on Tuesday, November 09, 2010 - 7:24 pm: |
Beautiful bass; and a fitting tribute.
Post Number: 5
|Posted on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 3:55 am: |
Love it, very very sweet. Thanks Dave
Post Number: 129
|Posted on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 6:13 am: |
Flamed Koa usually has such an allure about it. I was in Hawaii once, and ended up purchasing a gentlemen's jewelry box because of the flame Koa wood. Another wonderful masterpiece by Alembic, and a nice remembrance of an outstanding club member.
Post Number: 851
|Posted on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 7:42 am: |
Wow, I used to go to Ikebe in Tokyo all the time during junior high & high school. Love their website too - you can find the range from Fender Japan replicas to high end basses, both Japanese-built and from "overseas".
Very cool! I only met Paul once when he came to the first NoCal gathering - this is a wonderful way to remember him!
Post Number: 649
|Posted on Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 3:17 pm: |
Gentlemen start your knitting!
Post Number: 1551
|Posted on Saturday, November 20, 2010 - 10:37 am: |
I sure do miss Paul