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mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 5234
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Monday, March 31, 2008 - 9:31 am:   Edit Post

Your bass has good timing! Every time I go into the shop, there's your bass, with something interesting happening to it.

First, the laminates before glue up:
assembly
Flooded with acetone, you get a sneak peek at the finished appearance, though Redwood usually isn't quite as dark with the finish as it is with the solvent.

Here's the top after gluing the bookmatch the center:
assembly

Meanwhile, the neck was constructed:
assembly

Then the pieces came together:
assembly

assembly

assembly

assembly

During the early carving stage:
carving

carving

Next stop will be routing then finish, then the big wait. Hope these photos will ease some of the anxiety during that time.
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 6406
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, March 31, 2008 - 8:47 pm:   Edit Post

That side picture is pretty neat; nice combination of woods! Looking forward to seeing the finished Burl Redwood.

(Message edited by davehouck on March 31, 2008)
bassman10096
Senior Member
Username: bassman10096

Post Number: 1105
Registered: 7-2003
Posted on Tuesday, April 01, 2008 - 2:14 pm:   Edit Post

What's the inside core wood?
byoung
Senior Member
Username: byoung

Post Number: 1004
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Thursday, April 03, 2008 - 10:11 am:   Edit Post

Flame maple?
mica
Moderator
Username: mica

Post Number: 5250
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Thursday, April 03, 2008 - 11:47 am:   Edit Post

Yes, it's Flame Maple. And while this bass closely resembles Michael's bass, this one isn't his! I'll start a new thread for it later.
bassjigga
Advanced Member
Username: bassjigga

Post Number: 357
Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 - 3:33 pm:   Edit Post

Was this one ever done? It'd be great to see with finish.
3rd_ray
Advanced Member
Username: 3rd_ray

Post Number: 205
Registered: 2-2008
Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 - 3:48 pm:   Edit Post

I'd love to see this one too! It would make a great pair with this one. (Unfortunately, that's not in my future... anytime soon anyway. But I'd still love to see it!)

Mike
toddharris
Member
Username: toddharris

Post Number: 59
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Thursday, July 02, 2009 - 12:23 pm:   Edit Post

This bass looks amazing and may force me to start the process of ordering one too!!! Absolutely beautiful top!!! Writing so I can watch the progress!

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