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…last one…for real this time

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by dremy2006, Apr 29, 2010.


  1. This is my “last built" :D (yeah right I said that last time) before the semester starts May 10.


    Specs:
    Chrome Hardware (hipshot)
    34” scale
    4 string
    20 jumbo frets
    Curly maple neck
    Birds eye maple FB (blk veneer in Btween neck and FB)
    Ash body (blk veneer in Btween core and top)
    5A Quilted maple top (1/2”)
    Passive electronics… (jazz @ neck / MM @ bridge)
    Purple dye (trans Tint)


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    This was 1-1/4” thick

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    I book matched this using my table saw, hand saw (not for long) and my power hand saw.. took me all of 10 mins...... I have a .......I want to say 8” blade on my power hand saw..lets just say the longest one that dewalt has….

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    The tools that was used to bookmatch this beautiful piece of wood

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    I cut the FB with my jig saw.. then I use my mdf template to taper the FB..on my router table....I glue it (FB) to the neck blank.. then I use my FB as a template.. I got that from someone in here….anywho… thank you…

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    Neck cut out…you can see the blk veneer… I make my headstock thick.. that ½” thing.. looks weak …IMO…. ..so my headstock is 9/16” or 5/8”…..thick………..in this photo the headstock is not cut yet…

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    Body glue up………….

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    I’ll B cutting this out in about an hour or so……..

    And here is the color that I’m going with…

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  2. Mortiis

    Mortiis Banned

    Apr 24, 2010
    UK
    Purple!

    I love purple instruments
     
  3. T.A.P Bass

    T.A.P Bass

    Jan 7, 2010
    That looks awesome.... subscribed.
     
  4. Zombbg4

    Zombbg4

    Jul 15, 2008
    Olympia,Wa
    Far to few purple basses out there, looks beautiful!!! You may have gotten the FB/neck taper idea from me, but then again I got it from someone on here a while ago...so indeed thanks to whoever posted that :p Looking forward to following this!
     
  5. kcjewel

    kcjewel

    Nov 22, 2009
    Paso Robles, CA
    Very nice, what did you use for the purple, stain, tint, ?
    John and the crew
     
  6. jworrellbass

    jworrellbass Commercial User

    May 17, 2009
    Colorado Springs CO
    Owner, builder: jworrellbass
    You split that with a hand saw and a sawsall! You must be a glutton for pushishment. Came out nice.
     
  7. Dan B

    Dan B

    Oct 19, 2008
    Pittsfield, MA
    Purple?

    SUBSCRIBED! This is going to be awesome.
     
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    Back of body ash………………

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    Round over……………………

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    Tight fit…!!.....

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    Tomorrow will do body contour.. pickup cavities…..and sanding….
     
  9. ...table saw 1st......:hyper: then I went to the hand saw..then to the power hand saw (Reciprocating Saw).....and thank you
     
  10. metalbob

    metalbob

    Aug 2, 2004
    so california
    Very nice I am in:hyper::bassist::hyper:
     
  11. Basshappi

    Basshappi

    Feb 12, 2007
    Tucson,AZ
    Alright! :hyper:
     
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    Grain filling………………………………

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    Sand up to 2500……………………………………..

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    Looks blue but it purple…….
    SANY0032.

    SANY0033.

    SANY0034.
     
  13. MooseLumps

    MooseLumps Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2007
    Portland
    WAnt!!
     
  14. silen7ce

    silen7ce

    Dec 11, 2006
    That color is awesome. What dye did you use?
     
  15. Dream Weaver

    Dream Weaver

    Jul 11, 2009
    OH
    DUDE !!!

    You have to be setting some kind of build speed record... =p Makes me feel like I'm working in slow motion. LOL

    Digging the purple too!
     
  16. Dan B

    Dan B

    Oct 19, 2008
    Pittsfield, MA
    DO WANT.

    Can't wait to see this when finished.
     
  17. ....trans tint Purple #6026
     
  18. ....lmbo... I have alot of time on my hand... not workin.. right now........
     
  19. You are building this thing crazy fast. Looking great.

    lowsound
     

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