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Username: mica

Post Number: 1956
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2004 - 1:04 pm:   Edit Post

Going quite well on the build. Here's a look before routing:

And one during routing (got lucky with the timing):
chips fly

I think my mom may have already told you, but your instrument got lots of attention from Udo when he visited last week. He's writing an article for Bass Professor magazine in Germany, I'll be sure to send you a copy when we receive them.

This week: Steve's bass enters the finish department, then it really starts showing off that flamey figure.
Username: skosslyn

Post Number: 1
Registered: 10-2004
Posted on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 7:30 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Mica..

I'm just thrilled!! Thanks for posting this..

I hope all's well by you.

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Username: bob

Post Number: 335
Registered: 11-2002
Posted on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 9:24 pm:   Edit Post

Just a weird thought (one among many...).

Seeing the photo of the CNC in action reminds me of my first visit to "the factory". I remember thinking at the time that it would be really cool if when they finally got around to doing mine, they could sweep up a nice assortment of wood chips, and send them to me in a bottle.

In this case, the purpleheart would be stunning; for me, the bits of ebony mixed in with coco bolo and mahogony would have been pretty dramatic.

As it turned out, several months after mine was started, they found a slightly different souvenir for me under a huge pile of sawdust. Still thinking about making it into a backscratcher or something.
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Username: the_mule

Post Number: 279
Registered: 1-2004
Posted on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 1:29 am:   Edit Post

Stephen, I love Europas, and being a (wal)nut myself I have to compliment you about your excellent choice of woods. I will be following this one very carefully...

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Username: kmh364

Post Number: 587
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 5:05 am:   Edit Post

Amen, Wilfred! The Europa is a sweet design. Since most neck-through guys pop for Rogues, this will be a nice change of pace. Wood selection also seems quite nice. Kudos on a good choice, Stephen.


Username: mica

Post Number: 2007
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2004 - 5:57 pm:   Edit Post

With finish:
steve's europa
I'm afraid that the photo pales compared to the real thing. This wood is still alive.
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Username: dadabass2001

Post Number: 276
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2004 - 7:39 pm:   Edit Post

Beautiful, simply beautiful!

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