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Walnut Browne copy

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by DaanW, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. DaanW

    DaanW

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    Started this one a while ago:

    Specs:
    Core: Walnut
    Top: Claro walnut
    Back: Claro walnut
    Neck: Quartersawn wenge
    Fretboard: Pau ferro
    Pickups: haeussel jazzbucker set
    Bridge: Hipshot A-style (black)
    Tuners: Hipshot ultralite tuners black
    Scale: 34"
    Finish: oil-finish (not sure)

    Body:
    [​IMG]

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    Raw fretboard:

    [​IMG]

    I hope to start with the neck this weekend
  2. roberthabraken

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    Very nice! Subscribed, of course :smug:. Btw, you might want to translate 'toets' and 'brug' in your specs...
  3. DaanW

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    Thanks :)
  4. xmaddogx

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    I am glad to see someone using his designs since he is not building.
  5. octaedro7

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    Cool wood my friend, looking forward for more
    BTW: How many strings?
  6. DaanW

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    4 strings
  7. bajerovaquero

    bajerovaquero

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    WOW you got some incredible walnut in this body!
    Also diggin´the shape, never heard about Mike Browne, loving his basses.
    Subbed!
  8. DaanW

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    I decided not to use the headstock Mike used for his basses.

    My options:

    original browne 4 string headstock:
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    original browne 5 string:
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    Adamovic headstock:
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    Those original headstocks just don't match with the shape of the body, so I'm going to use the Adamovic headstock.

    I can't find a memorycard-reader, so I'll post some pictures later.
  9. DaanW

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    [​IMG]
  10. roberthabraken

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    Nice shape, good choice :smug:. Although there seems to be something wrong with your picture... you did a scarf joint, right? Well, I cannot spot the seam, no matter how hard I try..
  11. DaanW

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    I did, but I glued it like this:

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    So the seam in only visible from the side.
  12. roberthabraken

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  13. DaanW

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    I made some "chocolate chips" this weekend:
    [​IMG]

    Receipe for chocolate chips:

    -route neckpocket
    -saw fretslots
    -glue fretboard
    -route neck to final shape

    I'll try to make some pictures of the neck tomorrow (I don't have a good camera at the moment, made this picture with my blackberry..)
  14. DaanW

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    Started carving the body yesterday. Not quite there yet, but it's coming along:

    [​IMG]
  15. headlikeahole

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    Disclosures:
    Owner: Zoov Custom Guitars
    Coming along nice what a sweet piece of walnut.
  16. DaanW

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    Sanded the fretboard-radius today. After sanding with my 20" radiusblock, I found 20" too flat, so I decided to go for 9,5".

    I really have to build myself a radiusjig because I hate sanding with those radiusblocks...

    [​IMG]
  17. roberthabraken

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    That's a nice piece of pao ferro! Looking good! How's the profile on the back of the neck right now?
  18. DaanW

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    Fretted the neck yesterday. Haven't dressed and crowned them, hope to do that this weekend.

    [​IMG]
  19. roberthabraken

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    Nice! I like the dark woods contrasting the frets. I would vote for my progress pics :rolleyes:.. how's the neck profile looking? And how does it look together with the body?
  20. iamlowsound

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    I love that headstock design.

    lowsound

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