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An old friend, returned.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fivestringdan, Feb 23, 2006.


  1. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    Little Rock, AR
    Brian from thelowend.net just emailed me, Acacia Fan #2, he got his old 10string Acacia back!!!! :hyper: I know he has been on the lookout for over a year. Glad to see it return to its owner.

    Brian was the person who turned me on to Matt's work, and I am greatfull for it. The bridge was carved and the saddles were hand milled by Matt.

    http://www.thelowend.net/gallery/viewtopic.php?t=763

    I hope Brian doesn't mind me linking to his site.
     
  2. Lorenzini

    Lorenzini

    Dec 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    That is GREAT!!!!
    What an attractive bass
     
  3. My Washburn 8 is totally jealous. My geekness is not only amazed by the beautiful woodwork but also with the fine mechanicals.
     
  4. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    Little Rock, AR
    I wouldn’t be surprised if Matt made the gears for the bridge tuners.
     
  5. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
    CHICAGO,IL.
    Endorsing artist:see profile.
    That is nice,I like that.
     
  6. What a great design for a 10 string - split tuners! Very smart. My Hamer 8 string has a headstock so big its like having a large cat sit on it, lol!

    I am digging that bass!
     
  7. Phil Mastro

    Phil Mastro

    Nov 18, 2004
    Montréal
    Indeed, smart design. I'd probably never would have thought of that. Looks sweet.
     
  8. 95JettaCity

    95JettaCity

    Feb 13, 2004
    Las Vegas
    Yeah..... But where does he get strings for something like that!?!? haha I LOVE IT!!!
     
  9. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    Dan, when I saw the title and that it was you posting, I was totally expecting a long lost Acacia of yours to return back to you... I wasn't prepared for this at all! OMG that's serious custom, even down to the bridge saddles.

    Oh BTW, your old 10 string chimed in to say "hi".:D
    ... I was playing her this evening.
     
  10. Um, was it stolen or did he sell it and then try find it again? I'm confused?:confused: But happy he has his baby back:)
     
  11. Horny Toad

    Horny Toad Guest

    Mar 4, 2005
    NJ
    Very, very cool. Look at that bridge. Nice machinery. :)



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  12. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    Holy wow, what a sweet bass.

    -Mike
     
  13. Johnny Mac

    Johnny Mac Riff-finder General Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2005
    Springfield, MA
    Why can't I afford basses like that?

    And please elaborate on how he lost it. Did he sell it? Was it stolen?
     
  14. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    Little Rock, AR
    Sorry for not explaining. Brian had sold that bass about 6 years ago and had posted on his web site that he was wanting to buy it back from whomever owned it.