Post Number: 162
|Posted on Friday, March 16, 2007 - 12:59 pm: |
I posted a question about this on Jeff's custom but I figured I should put it in my own thread!
Not a change really... I have my bass spec'd for a vermillion accent laminate framed in maple veneers. I still want that (to coordinate with my neck). From what I understand, with age the vermillion will turn more brown and look similar to the mahogany. Is it possible (assuming production hasn't passed this point) to select the body and accent woods for maximum contrast so to speak, so that as the woods age and the contrast becomes less pronounced, one can still see a difference between the mahogany and vermillion? I hope my question makes sense.
Post Number: 4329
|Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 - 3:58 pm: |
If the sandwich is:
Mac Eb top
Then there will be a very distinctive line between the Vermilion and the Mahogany like on the Raging Bass (different woods, but similar concept).
So initially, I don't see a problem with contrast as the bass ages, unless I've misunderstood your concern. Let me know.
Post Number: 167
|Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 - 7:15 pm: |
Yes that is the sandwich & concept. Cool. I just wanted to be sure that the accent wouldn't end up looking the same as the mahogany body with age. Thanks for the response.
Post Number: 4374
|Posted on Friday, March 30, 2007 - 3:43 pm: |
The Vermilion will wind up looking a bit darker than the Mahogany, even years down the road. The piece we've got for the body is not super dark to begin with. I'll be adding a photo to the build record shortly.