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3 Buckeye Burl tops for a custom build...Help choose the nicest

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by campbems, Jan 17, 2018.

  1. Buckeye #1

    1 vote(s)
  2. Buckeye #2

    12 vote(s)
  3. Buckeye #3

    1 vote(s)
  1. campbems

    campbems Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    I'm thinking of either doing a Cocobolo top or 1 of these 3 Buckeye Burl tops through Devon Smullen and Devon's Bass Guitars. He has 3 very nice tops and has made some amazing Buckeye basses in the past. I want to hear from TB land on their thoughts of the nicest Buckeye top for my build.

    Buckeye #1

    Buckeye #2

    Buckeye #3

  2. campbems

    campbems Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Here is a couple basses he completed for customers lately in Buckeye Burl.

    1503-j5-01. 1613_j5_12.
  3. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Gear Reviewer - Bass Musician Magazine Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    100% #2

    looks awesome!
  4. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    4 out of 5 participants in your previous poll chose something other than these Buckeye Burl tops, now you want to know how we feel about them? I think the masses have already spoken, lol.

    Just choose the one you want and call it a day.
    Vinnie Boombatz likes this.
  5. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    I chose #1. I'd dig a bass with that "high-contrast" effect. #2 is pretty cool in a "We Are Now Entering The Mutara Nebula" kinda way and would be my second choice, but it's rare to see such a stark difference in visual tones on one body without it being a multi-piece neck-thru.

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