Cocobolo top poll 2.0

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Matteo Marziali, Jan 22, 2013.


Which top do you like more?

  1. 1 Perfect book-match

    3 vote(s)
    15.0%
  2. 2 Not so perfect but "wilder"

    6 vote(s)
    30.0%
  3. 3 Hopkins option

    7 vote(s)
    35.0%
  4. 4 The fourth way

    5 vote(s)
    25.0%
  5. 5 None

    2 vote(s)
    10.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Matteo Marziali

    Matteo Marziali

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    After some suggestion and brainstorming i am proud to invite you to "Cocobolo top poll 2.0"

    -1- some sapwood will appear on the edge and between top and body
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    -2- the sapwood will disappear shaping the edges
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    -3- the "sensitive" choice
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    -4- the "why did not I think of that before!" way (I just switch the upper with the lower....)
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    The "Hopkins option" is cool, but my "client" ask me for a dark bass, maybe he don't like this light wood....
     
  2. MrArose13

    MrArose13 Gold Supporting Member

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    NICE!

    If it's for a client who doesn't want the sap wood, I would definitely go with -4-. If the client likes the sap wood, I would still go with -4- :)
     
  3. wraub

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    #4. Definitely.

    wraub
     
  4. scubaduba

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    I'd like to see the wood rotated 180 counter clockwise so the knots are up where the horns would be. I'd like to see how the grain looks in this position.
     
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  6. Hopkins

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    HAHA I picked the Hopkins option, just because you called it the Hopkins option :D

    Considering what your client wants, and really now that I see it, is the best looking, I would go with option 4
     
  7. lbridenstine

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    I voted for the sapwood option, but obviously, I think you should just run the ideas by your client and see what they want. I just like the natural shape of the sapwood, and think if it were possible to dye the sapwood black/dark brown, maybe that would look better than having the ebony (I assume) laminate down the middle. But, I don't even know if it's possible to dye just the sapwood.
     
  8. Matteo Marziali

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    i really don't know how to dye only the sapwood, but could be cool!
     
  9. Hopkins

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    I dont imagine something as oily as cocobolo taking a dye very well.
     
  10. Grant Bass

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    i voted for the hopkins; but serve your clients needs first :)
     
  11. Matteo Marziali

    Matteo Marziali

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    Hi my dears! :)
    Even if the result of the poll was in favor of Option 3 I chose with my client for Option 4, darker as he pleases.
    Thanks to everyone for their participation, without you I would not get to imagine option 4!
    If you want you can follow the building of the bass here.
     
  12. thebassbuilder

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    I like option 3 and not use that center peace of wood. Just use the top like it is in the picture.
     

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