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mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 7739
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 7:00 pm:   Edit Post

Wow. It's so cool with everyone in the shop armed with cameras that we can collect all these amazing images of the building process. Of course, most of the pictures happen in the assembly area.

Wet glue:
assembly

Neck taking form on the big band saw:
assembly

Peghead "ears" in glue up:
assembly

Drilling out the inlays for the Laser LEDs:
assembly

And test... they work!
assembly

Top and back laminates with plates cut out and reserved:
assembly

Soon to be plates:
assembly

But first, need to resaw into veneers:
assembly

Then glue + LOTS of clamps:
assembly

Peghead shaped:
assembly

Neck getting rough shaped:
assembly

Neck to body in process:
assembly

Hey look... it's a bass!
assembly

And a little bit more shaping:
assembly

How about that classic Point:
assembly

Just remember, once the bass hits spray, there will be very few images until it's done :-)
artswork99
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Username: artswork99

Post Number: 1741
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 7:55 pm:   Edit Post

Very nice indeed, another great set of pics! Good job capturing this wonderful work in progress.
gregduboc
Senior Member
Username: gregduboc

Post Number: 538
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 9:46 pm:   Edit Post

Gianluca, as your friend, you know I have no words to describe my feelings towards this bass...
Can't wait to see it finished, in your hands!!
Now I have to find my jaw... I dropped it in here somewhere....
:-)

Greg
stubbadubs
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Username: stubbadubs

Post Number: 1
Registered: 4-2012
Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 5:04 pm:   Edit Post

Fantastic! It's already looking amazing... Can't wait to see it completed!

Thank you for the upload Mica!


Gianluca
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 7763
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, June 08, 2012 - 7:40 pm:   Edit Post

Continuing its journey in carving:
carve
I love how the figuring flows into the Point - stellar!

Back too:
carve

The color is a little bright from being freshly sanded.
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2952
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, June 09, 2012 - 8:25 am:   Edit Post

Nature and wood craft in perfect harmony.

Jazzyvee
tncaveman
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Username: tncaveman

Post Number: 93
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Monday, June 11, 2012 - 4:51 am:   Edit Post

WOW - that looks fantastic! The book-match is perfect.

Stephen
oddmetersam
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Username: oddmetersam

Post Number: 205
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Monday, June 11, 2012 - 9:39 pm:   Edit Post

This is freakin' unreal.
stubbadubs
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Username: stubbadubs

Post Number: 2
Registered: 4-2012
Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 4:07 am:   Edit Post

love the big "M" in the figuring, gorgeous!


Gianluca
terryc
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Username: terryc

Post Number: 1867
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 5:25 am:   Edit Post

I want a job there doing that!!
slacker42uk
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Username: slacker42uk

Post Number: 13
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 2:18 pm:   Edit Post

Absolutely lovely
811952
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Username: 811952

Post Number: 2247
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Thursday, July 05, 2012 - 12:50 pm:   Edit Post

Wow. That's incredible!
mario_farufyno
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Username: mario_farufyno

Post Number: 803
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Thursday, July 05, 2012 - 3:33 pm:   Edit Post

The big M!
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 7799
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 6:00 pm:   Edit Post

A month is spray, and so far so good:
rubout
Don't worry about all those ghastly reflections, it really looks great.
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 10809
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 7:03 pm:   Edit Post

Beautiful!!!
stubbadubs
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Username: stubbadubs

Post Number: 3
Registered: 4-2012
Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 4:52 am:   Edit Post

WOW
dadabass2001
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Username: dadabass2001

Post Number: 1663
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 5:42 am:   Edit Post

The back and front both look fantastic! What a beautiful instrument this will be.
MIke
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 7835
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2012 - 6:24 pm:   Edit Post

I lighter news, we got this beauty out the door and on its way to its new home today:

done

Really is so beautiful, you simply cannot tell by the picture. Plays wonderfully too. I had to stop playing it today so that Mary could get it boxed up in time for UPS.
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 2590
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2012 - 6:30 pm:   Edit Post

Beautiful !
rjmsteel
Intermediate Member
Username: rjmsteel

Post Number: 188
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2012 - 6:50 pm:   Edit Post

Awesome!
stubbadubs
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Username: stubbadubs

Post Number: 4
Registered: 4-2012
Posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2012 - 9:40 pm:   Edit Post

wow.................wow .......... wow.......................




wow



hahaha I have no words to describe my feelings!
this is absolutely gorgeous!!! I wish my english was better and wish I could use fancy vocabulary to describe this piece of art! ahhahahaha


THANK YOU SO MUCH ALEMBIC!!!! can't wait to see the package in my door!!!!!


thank you Mica! Thank you Susan! Thank you Ron! and everybody at Alembic!!!

(sorry I'm very excited!! hahah)
pierreyves
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Username: pierreyves

Post Number: 1095
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2012 - 10:08 pm:   Edit Post

a´´´´´´oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo !!
darkstar01
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Username: darkstar01

Post Number: 436
Registered: 6-2005
Posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2012 - 10:11 pm:   Edit Post

That was quick. Very nice, too. Congrats.
terryc
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Username: terryc

Post Number: 1942
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 1:27 am:   Edit Post

When I win the lottery I am having one of those built..infact I want one for every day of the week!
alembickoa
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Username: alembickoa

Post Number: 102
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 8:58 pm:   Edit Post

Magnificent...
terryc
Senior Member
Username: terryc

Post Number: 1982
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 8:05 am:   Edit Post

I need to win the lottery........

Mica... you have the best job in the world
Quote "Plays wonderfully too. I had to stop playing it today so that Mary could get it boxed up in time for UPS."
So envious!!!
cousinvinnie
Junior
Username: cousinvinnie

Post Number: 41
Registered: 4-2011
Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 10:28 am:   Edit Post

Amazing. That is an incredible looking bass !! Man they are true artisans indeed over there.

How many other builders out there get to see this much of a response from customers and a constantly growing family ??
tubeperson
Advanced Member
Username: tubeperson

Post Number: 382
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 10:32 am:   Edit Post

How awesome is that swirly Coco Bolo?! Incredible woods and craftsmanship. It is a museum quality bass.

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