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Walnut Browne copy

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


  1. DaanW

    DaanW

    Oct 21, 2008
    The Netherlands
    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:
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    Raw fretboard:

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    I hope to start with the neck this weekend
     
  2. Very nice! Subscribed, of course :smug:. Btw, you might want to translate 'toets' and 'brug' in your specs...
     
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  4. DaanW

    DaanW

    Oct 21, 2008
    The Netherlands
    Thanks :)
     
  5. I am glad to see someone using his designs since he is not building.
     
  6. Cool wood my friend, looking forward for more
    BTW: How many strings?
     
  7. DaanW

    DaanW

    Oct 21, 2008
    The Netherlands
    4 strings
     
  8. WOW you got some incredible walnut in this body!
    Also diggin´the shape, never heard about Mike Browne, loving his basses.
    Subbed!
     
  9. DaanW

    DaanW

    Oct 21, 2008
    The Netherlands
    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.
     
  10. DaanW

    DaanW

    Oct 21, 2008
    The Netherlands
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  11. 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..
     
  12. DaanW

    DaanW

    Oct 21, 2008
    The Netherlands
    I did, but I glued it like this:

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    So the seam in only visible from the side.
     
  13. DaanW

    DaanW

    Oct 21, 2008
    The Netherlands
    I made some "chocolate chips" this weekend:
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    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

    DaanW

    Oct 21, 2008
    The Netherlands
    Started carving the body yesterday. Not quite there yet, but it's coming along:

    [​IMG]
     
  15. headlikeahole

    headlikeahole

    Oct 31, 2009
    Manchester, NH
    Disclosures:
    Owner: Zoov Custom Guitars
    Coming along nice what a sweet piece of walnut.
     
  16. DaanW

    DaanW

    Oct 21, 2008
    The Netherlands
    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. That's a nice piece of pao ferro! Looking good! How's the profile on the back of the neck right now?
     
  18. DaanW

    DaanW

    Oct 21, 2008
    The Netherlands
    Fretted the neck yesterday. Haven't dressed and crowned them, hope to do that this weekend.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. 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. I love that headstock design.

    lowsound
     



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