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Warwick woods inspired Beardly 6 string fretless.

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by rick0link, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. rick0link

    rick0link Supporting Member

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    I have always been a fan of Warwick and have always wanted one of their high end basses. However, i do not have a few grand laying around for one. So I am building my own 6 string. Body is bubinga, neck is wenge and purpleheart.

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  2. Splods

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    Looking nice Purpleheart is a beautiful wood.

    Best of luck. Subscribed.
  3. skullservant

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    Oh man, that purple heart with the dark woods is excellent. Subscribing now!
  4. slappa_dat_bass

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  5. Thomas Kievit

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    WOW!! :eek: Wengé and Purple Heart neck :eek:

    Subbed!!
  6. HaMMerHeD

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    Purpleheart and wenge look brilliant together.
  7. rick0link

    rick0link Supporting Member

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    makin' progress.

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    wings glued to neck
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    chiseling out the neck pocket
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    and a sweet as can be cocobolo fingerboard.
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    What wood is the fingerboard?
  9. rick0link

    rick0link Supporting Member

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    Cocobolo
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    Nice start, looking forward for this one to unfold. subed
  11. rick0link

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    pickup routed out
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    fingerboard glued on
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  12. darren1970

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    Nice choice of timbers.
  13. rick0link

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    fitted the headstock for temporary tuners.

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    i am in the process of sanding sanding sanding. yep, the part i hate....
  14. nirvana1410

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    That's looking great man. My bass has a wenge/purpleheart neck as well and I love it.
  15. rick0link

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    got the nut and bridge slotted and prepped with a junk set of strings today. i finished all of the heavy sanding this morning and will move to the next sanding stages tomorrow.

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    Thank you!
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  18. rick0link

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    i put the finishing touches on this project this morning.

    The final specs:
    Bubinga body
    Wenge/purpleheart neck thru
    Cocobolo fingerboard
    36" scale length
    Single EMG Hz wired to a single volume control wired to a jack
    Black hardware
    Warwick tuners
    Finished with Howard's Feed-n-Wax
    Strung with Darkhorse Strings
    9.2 lbs on the bathroom scale

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  19. JohnnyLiBass

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    Damn you work fast. Looks fantastic.
  20. rick0link

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    Patience was never one of my virtures.

    Thank you!!

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