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Carl Thompson - Snakebass - The Most Expensive CT bass ever !

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bass42, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. Bass42

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    Hello !

    This is my new Carl Thompson .

    This is one of Carls most expensive and over the top basses he has built,it's referred to as the 'SNAKEBASS", it's made of almost all Snakewood, one of the most expensive and rare woods to purchase (harder than Ebony) and is also far above his well known 10 Million dollar basses. it will be shipped to me until the end of the week ! Some pics of the finishing process. I'll post pics of the bass finished next week ! I hope you enjoy !

    t's not a custom ordered bass ! It was made by Carl himself ! He made this bass as one of your "Unique Creations" , he didn't make it to a specific person.

    t was offered to me because I was wondering to place a custom order , and he just told (through "The Low End") me about it .So I was in the right place at the right moment and he made me an offer.

    There are a lot of Snakewood on this bass. Snakewood are expensive and rare to find. It's very difficult to find piece larger than 0.7"x0.7"x5" , and this is not just any Snakewood. This is a High Grained ones , the AAAAA ones.


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  2. ffutterman

    ffutterman Talentless Bass Enthusiast Supporting Member

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    Thanks so much for getting that for me - just in time for Christmas! You're so considerate!

    But seriously, that's an unbelievably gorgeous bass. Nice one!
  3. darren1970

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    WOW.......!!!!!!

    Simply stunning timbers
  4. thisSNsucks

    thisSNsucks Supporting Member

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    Wow, that is some killer wood!
  5. MonkeyBass

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    WOW!! I'd be afraid to play it.
  6. Roscoe East

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    Um, okay, I'll be that guy: How much (ballpark) did you pay for this bass?
  7. Jimmy Stump

    Jimmy Stump Supporting Member

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  8. jbiscuti

    jbiscuti Supporting Member

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    Not typically a fan of this sort of thing, but WOW...what a stunner.
  9. Spinal Tapper

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    Simply amazing. I've ALWAYS been a huge fan of CT's stuff. This has to be the coolest example I've seen.
  10. bassgod0dmw

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    Very nice!

    I was going to ask too...

    Some of his basses are over $10 million dollars? Serious? I'm having a hard time believing and comprehending that.
  11. Rip Topaz

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    How long did this take from ordering to finish?
  12. j.kernodle

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    the $10,000,000 basses are very expensive but the name is tongue-in-cheek. they aren't that much or even close to it. :)
  13. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    Gorgeous what does it sound like?
  14. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn! Supporting Member

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    A very nice bass but it would stay at home.
  15. bassgod0dmw

    bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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    I've always been a "I'll take any bass to any gig" type of guy, but I'm inclined to agree.
  16. Cirk

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    Congrats! That bass looks amazing!
  17. eyeballkid

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    yeah....I think that's the first Carl Thompson i've drooled over... double humbucker beauty...
  18. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member

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    Just beautiful. What a pure aesthetic Carl has.... his work is unmistakeable.
  19. dmusic148

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    Off the hizzook.
  20. 6jase5

    6jase5 Mammogram is down but I'm working manually Gold Supporting Member

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    Sounds more like bragging than pride...I'm out. Just my humble opinion.

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