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3 Wood Build Challenge!

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by HaMMerHeD, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. HaMMerHeD


    May 20, 2005
    Greetings Luthiers, builders, and n00bs.

    Today is the first day of June, and as such is the official first day of the Luthier's Corner 3-Wood Challenge

    The rules are simple:

    1. You can only use a maximum of 3 different types of wood.
    2. You have 4 months to complete all work.
    There is no restriction on hardware, electronics, strings, or form factor. You can build a 4-string fretted plane jane bolt-on bass, or an 18 string multi-scale fretless upright electric bass. As long as its a bass, is made of no more than 3 different woods, and is completed by October 1st, everything is fair game.

    I will post a voting thread on October 1st so that TB members can choose the overall winner. I will also be giving other more focused awards (like Best Bass For Metal) based on my discretion, though I will probably consult some of the real luthiers for those. Of course, my build will be disqualified from any of those.

    So, for builders wanting to enter this build-off, please go ahead and make your build threads and post a link in this thread. For your build threads, please post them with the title in this format:

    "3 wood challenge: xxx"

    ...where xxx is a brief description of what you're building. I think that'll help us all keep the build threads straight.

    So get to work!


    Build threads:

    dremy2006 - http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f57/3-wood-challenge-p-bass-build-887265/
    ronaldpbrandt - http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f57/3-wood-challenge-telemaster-bass-vi-887292/#post12713838
    HaMMerHeD - http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f57/3-wood-challenge-5-string-fretless-887296/
    aronnes71 - http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f57/3-wood-challenge-solitare-887291/
    Msgr Barnacle, aka Beauchene Implements - http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f57/3-wood-challenge-skunkworks-887321/
    FBB Custom - http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f57/3-wood-challenge-3-amigos-887345/
    Hopkins - http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f57/3-wood-challenge-tele-jazz-887306/#post12714097
    Nomad98 - http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f57/3-wood-challenge-nomad98-semi-hollow-4banger-887356/
    gitlvr - http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f57/3-wood-challenge-gitlvrs-p-bass-friend-887377/
    reverendrally - http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f57/3...-multiscale-fretless-4-aussie-timbers-887437/
    robe43 - http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f57/3-wood-challenge-n00bs-1st-build-887475/#post12716752
    TheEmptyCell - http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f57/3-wood-challenge-minimal-power-tool-build-887655/
    Jacsipmac - http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f57/3-wood-challenge-first-build-single-cut-bo-887642/
    ShiftyShift - http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f57/3-wood-challenge-esquire-887708/
    moonshinegtrs - http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f57/3-wood-challenge-moonshine-eub-887718/
    iamlowsound - http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f57/three-wood-challenge-reversed-radii-887819/
    SamanthaCay - http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f57/3-wood-challenge-particle-board-p-887872/#post12722916
    xmaddogx - http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f57/3-wood-challenge-robocop-887887/#post12723128
    SaintMez - http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f57/3-wood-challenge-semi-hollow-single-cut-888242/
    Praxist - http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f57/3-wood-challenge-black-angel-888254/
    Big_B - http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f57/mad-scientist-showcase-3-wood-challenge-good-888525/
    Musiclogic - http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f57/3-wood-challenge-small-wonder-888596/
    mikebpeters - http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f57/3-wood-challenge-wenge-mahogany-birds-eye-maple-889120/
    DaanW - http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f57/3-wood-challenge-swamp-ash-singlecut-889848/
    mrz2u - http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f57/3-wood-challenge-freshman-effort-890794/
    Praxist - http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f57/3-wood-challenge-black-angel-888254/
    lbridenstine - http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f57/3-wood-challenge-natural-red-white-neck-thru-894025/
    rubis - http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f57/3-wood-challenge-african-queen-894093/#post12822680
    TimboZ - http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f57/3-wood-challenge-52-tele-inspired-894447/
    Ronbeast - http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f57/3-wood-challenge-cheapskate-jazz-bass-894547/
    Skelf - http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f57/3-wood-challenge-j-type-896254/
  2. gitlvr


    Nov 13, 2009
    No. Va., USA
    Ok, that's enough chitchat. Everybody get crackin', lol.
  3. aronnes71


    Jan 4, 2010
    Alta, Norway
  4. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
  5. gitlvr


    Nov 13, 2009
    No. Va., USA
    somebody swat that fly.
  6. Nomad98


    Dec 13, 2005
  7. HaMMerHeD


    May 20, 2005
    Sweet! 8 competitors so far!
  8. TomA1234


    Jul 27, 2009
    Fareham, England
    Want...to...do...need...money...for...amp. Gneughh, must resist.
  9. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
  10. OK!!!! Cool!
  11. cool wish I had the time.. I'll be watching this!
  12. Musiclogic

    Musiclogic Commercial User

    Aug 6, 2005
    Southwest Michigan
    Owner/Builder: HJC Customs USA, The Cool Lute, C G O
    Hmmmmmm thanks to Adam, I am feeling the need to go off the reservation....LMAO:bag::eyebrow:
  13. miziomix

    miziomix Über on my mind Commercial User

    Sep 28, 2009
    Milan, Kuala Lumpur, Paris.
    Bass builder @ MüB.
    hey Hammerhed.... Can I enter a two woods and graphite neck build?
  14. SamanthaCay

    SamanthaCay Like bass guitar OMG!

    Nov 16, 2008
    Denver, CO.
    Here's a strange question for ya.
    I've got everything I need except a body so I was thinking, would it count as one wood if I where to use some construction grade particle board for the body?

    I've had this idea in the back of my mind for awhile now of making a body out of particle board and giving it a gloss epoxy finish and would love a good excuse to get it done.

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