Amazing wood combo with detail

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Brian Barrett, Jul 16, 2005.

  1. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer, Builder
    Mod's delete if I have broken a law.....

    This is not for sell, it actually goes to Japan for our Distributor so it won't see US turf much longer anyway and its a customer's over there already as well....

    I thought its turned out quite amazing and thought you extended range guys would get a kick out of this 8 string... its pretty off the hook......







  2. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps

    Man, Chris stuff looks more and more amazing every time, what are you feeding that boy?

    that is classy as all, bro.
  3. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Gorgeous. But I'll take it with two strings missing ;)
  4. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Workin' on that around here too. Next big purchase is going to be a sixer.
  5. Pruitt


    Jun 30, 2005
    Danbury, CT
    Man, that is sweet looking! :cool:
  6. So, how do you even play that thing?
  7. Benavente


    Aug 14, 2002
    Those are blue LED's too. I didn't even try to photo those as they usually don't show.
  8. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    I'm generally not one for 8 strings or the Bennavente singlecut but....WOAH! *picks up jaw* stunning.

    by the way, what does IBTL stand for? :bag:
  9. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    So I guess someone likes flamed maple then.
  10. smperry

    smperry Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    unreal. stunning.

  11. Benavente


    Aug 14, 2002

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  12. I love that B inlay on the headstock. It's very classy.
  13. tribal3140

    tribal3140 Banned

    Nov 9, 2004
    near detroit...uh
    Every bass, it just getting wilder and wilder!
    I saw the drawing and seeing the finished product is an amazing realization.

    Cant wait to play mine for the first time next week!
    cerrunos calls me!

    by the way.... Remember I was bitching about a certian slow as molassas luthier last week.. That same day I got body pics!
    no routers yet but the body was rough shaped not bad for 2.5 years! :eyebrow:
  14. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    My comment is less funny now :(

    Cool bass though! :D
  15. Wow, great bass! This really proves that Chris Benavente is rushing ahead, evolving like crazy and leaving any competition to bite the dust. How much does it weigh? I'm asking because I still can't believe how light my SC5-B is, considering the size.
    But this 8-string is a much bigger 'lump of wood' altogether, so I'm curious...
  16. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Very nice. I am with the group that would take it with two less strings, however.

    I am really starting to like his singlecuts. A lot.
  17. By-Tor


    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Just AMAZING.

    But I would only take if it had one more string, maybe two or three but thats it.
  18. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    In Before The Lock :D
    (If Jazzbo sees this, this will get locked - see OT :D )

    Anyway, stunning!
    Those p-up covers and those knobs go very well with the vibe of the whole bass.

    I'm curious about weight, too.
  19. oversoul

    oversoul fretless by fate

    Feb 16, 2004
  20. Cliff Bordwell

    Cliff Bordwell Commercial User

    Jan 6, 2004
    USA , Orlando , Florida
    Owner of CB BASSES
    YES! :bassist: