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13bass building documentation

Discussion in 'TB Builder's Showcase' started by dreizehnbass, Aug 26, 2011.


  1. dreizehnbass

    dreizehnbass

    May 8, 2010
    Austria
    master luthier 13 custom Instruments
    Hello everybody
    what is "13Bass" (thirteen-Bass, dreizehnbass)? These basses are handmade by one person, me - Daniel Furian. In a small workshop in Austria. Each bass is unique and a part of me. By using the finest woods and components and careful work of high quality is provided.
    It is possible for me to respond to customer wishes.

    In this thread i will show you the work progress of Electric Basses.

    If you need more information or if you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

    Here we go. :bassist:

    First Bass is a 5String, the scale is 35" to 34,5"

    Material:
    Swamp Ash Body, Myrtlewood top, Hornbeam Neck with Wenge, Wenge fingerboard -compound radius, the Frets are made of brass, matched Headstock, natural Oil finish,Warwick Bridge, Hipshot ultralite Tuners, Schaller security locks, 2 piece brass bridge saddle, DR Lowrider 45-130 Strings, mother of pearl inlay (13th fret) and Styrian Panther

    Electronic:
    Selfmade Pickups
    Glockenklang 3Band active Electronic, red LED's on the fingerboardside

    Myrtlewood Top
    Myrtlewood.

    Swampash body
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    10° Headstock
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    Gluing the Headstock
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    Inserts
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    Wenge Fingerboard, Hornbeam Neck with Wenge,
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    Gluing the Fingerborad
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    Inlay work, Styrian Panther
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  2. dreizehnbass

    dreizehnbass

    May 8, 2010
    Austria
    master luthier 13 custom Instruments
    Hi there
    some pics from the six string Bass.
    Multiscale, 36" to 34". F# Tuning.

    electronic: Seymour Duncan active Pickups, Glockenklang 3Band active Electronic
    material:
    Swamp Ash Body, flamed Maple Topset, Birdseye Maple Fingerboard -compound radius, Wenge/Maple Neck, matched Headstock, Warwick Tuners, Schaller security locks, abalone inlay 13th fret, natural oil finish.

    this jig is made of 8mm wallboard - beechwood
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    Maple Topset
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    Gluing the Fretboard
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    round arm support
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    brass saddle height adjustable
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    Inlay work in progress
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  3. Skelf

    Skelf Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2005
    Moffat D&G Scotland
    Builder AC Guitars.
    Hi
    The shape is not really my type of thing but the execution looks great, very clean work.

    Alan
     
  4. dreizehnbass

    dreizehnbass

    May 8, 2010
    Austria
    master luthier 13 custom Instruments
    Hi Alan
    thanks a lot,
    yes the shape is a matter of taste ;)

    Daniel
     
  5. Skelf

    Skelf Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2005
    Moffat D&G Scotland
    Builder AC Guitars.
    Yes, they always are.
    It is not a Fender clone so I am all for it wither they appeal to my taste or not.
     
  6. dreizehnbass

    dreizehnbass

    May 8, 2010
    Austria
    master luthier 13 custom Instruments
    Prototype of an semi acoustic five String Bass,

    Longscale 34", Bolt on, Fretless

    electronic: Seymour Duncan SJB5 passive Pickups, Glockenklang 3Band active Electronic

    material: Swamp Ash Body, prem. flamed Maple Topset, Ebony Fingerboard -compound radius, Hornbeam Neck with Wenge, matched Headstock, Ebony Bridge and Warwick Tuners, Schaller security locks, Warwick Bridge Saddle, DR extra life Strings, natural Oil finish

    Some building pics, it was a lot of work:

    Maple topset
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    jig for milling
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    jig to create the 1m radius
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    Ebony fretboard
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    Milling the Pocket
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    Inserts
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    fretlines are made of copper
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    first oilfinish
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  7. Very nice work!!!
     
  8. dreizehnbass

    dreizehnbass

    May 8, 2010
    Austria
    master luthier 13 custom Instruments
    many thanks! :)
     
  9. dreizehnbass

    dreizehnbass

    May 8, 2010
    Austria
    master luthier 13 custom Instruments
    Building an 8 String Bass, problematic is the large string tension - with the right neck inlays in the handle to get.

    Longscale 34", Bolt on, 26 Frets

    electronic:
    Seymour Duncan AJJ-1 J-Style active Pickups, Glockenklang 3Band active Electronic, blue LED's on the fingerboardside

    material:
    Swamp Ash Body, Prem. Quilted Maple Topset, Prem. Ziricote Fingerboard -compound radius, Hornbeam Neck with Wenge, the Frets are made of brass, matched Headstock, Schaller 471 Bridge and Warwick Tuners, Schaller security locks, Brass bridge saddle, GHS 8Strings, mother of pearl inlay, natural oil finish (graphite black)

    construction of the Machinehead
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    Prem. Quilted Maple Topset
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    Prem. Ziricote Fingerboard
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    Mother of Pearl Inlay
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  10. wow, these are really interesting, and look so very nicely crafted!
     
  11. dreizehnbass

    dreizehnbass

    May 8, 2010
    Austria
    master luthier 13 custom Instruments
    thank you jmorbita.
     
  12. dreizehnbass

    dreizehnbass

    May 8, 2010
    Austria
    master luthier 13 custom Instruments
    off topic:

    Construction of an electric guitar is almost the same as an electric bass build. ;)
    :bag:

    Scale 25 ", Neck through, 24 Frets
    electronic: Seymour Duncan Slash passive Pickups, passive Electronic

    material:
    Sapeli Mahogany Body, Sipo Mahogany Neck with Purple Heart, Ebony fingerboard -compound radius, matched Headstock, Mother of pearl inlays, high polish finish, Duesenberg Bridge, Framus Tuners, Schaller security locks, Daddario Strings

    Sapeli Mahogany Body
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    Ebony fretboard
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    Inlaywork
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    Paintshop
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  13. Triad

    Triad Commercial User

    Jul 4, 2006
    Europe
    Luthier - Prometeus Guitars
    Impressive.
     
  14. dreizehnbass

    dreizehnbass

    May 8, 2010
    Austria
    master luthier 13 custom Instruments

    thank you Triad.
     
  15. dreizehnbass

    dreizehnbass

    May 8, 2010
    Austria
    master luthier 13 custom Instruments
    Building an 4 String Bass.

    Longscale 34", Bolt on, 24 Frets
    electronic: Seymour Duncan SSB-4N/B Pickups, Phase II Passive Soapbars, Glockenklang 3Band active Electronic

    material: Sipo Mahogany one piece Body, Hornbeam Neck with Wenge, Birds eye maple fingerboard -compound radius, black pearl Inlay, the Frets are made of brass, matched Headstock, natural Oil finish,Warwick Bridge and Tuners, Schaller security locks, Just a nut 3 bridge saddle, DR Lowrider 45-105 Strings

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    Black Pearl for Inlay
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  16. dreizehnbass

    dreizehnbass

    May 8, 2010
    Austria
    master luthier 13 custom Instruments
    The Inlay is made of mother of pearl and abalone.

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  17. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Nice inlay work!
     
  18. dreizehnbass

    dreizehnbass

    May 8, 2010
    Austria
    master luthier 13 custom Instruments
    thanks a lot!
     
  19. dreizehnbass

    dreizehnbass

    May 8, 2010
    Austria
    master luthier 13 custom Instruments
    Hello again,

    a new project: Mediumscale Bass 32"
    Some Pics :)

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  20. awesome!!!