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JC Basses - 6 String Single-Cut

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by JC Basses, Dec 3, 2012.


  1. JC Basses

    JC Basses

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    Location:
    Rocklin, CA
    I haven't been posting here in awhile, but I thought I would start a blog for my latest build:

    http://www.jcbasses.com/singlecut6.html

    Here are some of the specs:

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    6 String
    Ebony Fretboard
    Spanish Cedar Body Core
    Padauk/Maple/Yellowheart/Purpleheart/Mahogany/Bloodwood "Rainbow" Top
    Birdseye Maple/Purpleheart Neck Through
    Hipshot Single String Bridges
    Hipshot Tuners
    Bartolini Pickups and Mike Pope Preamp
    All Black Hardware
     
  2. JC Basses

    JC Basses

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    Location:
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    Today was the first real productive day of working on the bass. I was able to cut out all the rainbow stripes for the body as well as the neck. It is going to be such a colorful bass between the different woods and dyed veneers (as you can tell from the sawdust/veneer photos). The last photo is a rough mock up of what the body would look like.

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  3. FretFree

    FretFree

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    Location:
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    Glad to see the luthier up the road posting some new stuff!

    One of these days I'll get up there to talk...

    Subscribing now.
     
  4. Musiclogic

    Musiclogic

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    Location:
    Southwest Michigan
    Disclosures:
    Owner/Builder: HJC Customs USA, The Cool Lute, C G O
    Jared just needed to sell some lefty Grover Titans to get some ambition...LMAO
     
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  6. JC Basses

    JC Basses

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    Thanks FretFree, come over anytime!

    Musiclogic, I knew that was you. Hope they worked out for you.
     
  7. Matteo Marziali

    Matteo Marziali

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    Sub!
    One day i will do something like this for my son.......
     
  8. ctmullins

    ctmullins Registered thumper Supporting Member

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    Location:
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    Nice!

    Love that photo!
     
  9. Musiclogic

    Musiclogic

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    Location:
    Southwest Michigan
    Disclosures:
    Owner/Builder: HJC Customs USA, The Cool Lute, C G O
    Yeah Jared, Appreciate it...LOL. They worked great, doing a Lefty tele neck for a customer, he loved the deal. Thanks again.
     
  10. JC Basses

    JC Basses

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    Since the last update, I've glued up the neck laminate, planed it down and rough cut its shape. I've also glued one of the rainbow sides that will ultimately be cut in half to sandwich the spanish cedar core. Lastly, I cut out the fretboard, fret slots and birdseye maple dot markers. The last photo is of a test dot marker in a piece of ebony.

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  11. slappa_dat_bass

    slappa_dat_bass

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    Sub'd. I'm gonna try this once my first lumberyard build is done.
     
  12. JC Basses

    JC Basses

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    Both of the rainbow pieces have been made and planed down.

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    I received a styrofoam template from my customer so that I can match the body contours how he would like. One of the rainbow sides has been bookmatched, planed down and glued up with the spanish cedar/veneers. The other side is still drying. I love the side profile of the bass, it's going to look crazy once the edges are rounded over and body contours are cut!

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  13. HoofHearted94

    HoofHearted94

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    My baby is looking good!
     
  14. Macrocosmcwh

    Macrocosmcwh

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    Wow... Looks great! Hoof... You are gonna love this one! WOW!
     
  15. Musiclogic

    Musiclogic

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    Location:
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    Owner/Builder: HJC Customs USA, The Cool Lute, C G O
    Jared, this is going to be very cool, and I like the fact that You are doing the rainbow body, it's going to look great!
     
  16. JC Basses

    JC Basses

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    Body wings have been cut out and rounded over. I didn't take a photo of it, but the neck has been trimmed to its final dimensions and truss rod slots routed.

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  17. slappa_dat_bass

    slappa_dat_bass

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    Dude this is gonna be an awesome axe. I loooooove the rainbow.
     
  18. Triad

    Triad Supporting Member

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    Europe
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    Luthier
    How many cans of Titebond did you put into this project? Awesome, though. :cool:
     
  19. Timmah

    Timmah

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    Awesome project. Lovin' the rainbow top.
     
  20. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Thou shall not F*** up the groove Supporting Member

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    Best rainbow bass guitar ever! I'm enjoying it to watch! Can't wait to see the end result :hyper:
     
  21. JC Basses

    JC Basses

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    Thanks for the kind comments everyone. Triad, I used nearly half a gallon so far and still need to glue the wings/headstock veneers/fretboard on.
     

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