Beardley Bass #4

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by rick0link, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. herndonbassist

    herndonbassist Low Down Thumper Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2005
    Herndon, VA - NoVa
    WOW that's stunning! Nice work!
     
  2. Lookin good...out of curiosity..why didnt you resaw and bookmatch the top vs. a 3 piece solid body?I realize time may factor but that would have saved you some $$ and nice wood ti-boot..
     
  3. rick0link

    rick0link Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 22, 2010
    Washington, Pennsylvania USA
    Beardly Customs
    Well...... That all falls under having the right tools. Which i do not. I dont have a bandsaw, so i had to go with what i did. Turned out well though.
     
  4. rick0link

    rick0link Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 22, 2010
    Washington, Pennsylvania USA
    Beardly Customs
    Ready to roll! Better pics to come.
     

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  5. Landsharks

    Landsharks

    Jul 24, 2009
    Oxford, MS
    Great job. How long did that take you to build? I
     
  6. rick0link

    rick0link Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 22, 2010
    Washington, Pennsylvania USA
    Beardly Customs
    It took about 2 months to build.
     
  7. Great job man, sincere congrats (don´t be so cheap with those pictures ;) )
     
  8. headlikeahole

    headlikeahole Commercial User

    Oct 31, 2009
    Manchester, NH
    Owner: Zoov Custom Guitars
    That must be the finest piece of maple ever sold at a home depot. Nice work but lets see some more pictures!
     
  9. rick0link

    rick0link Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 22, 2010
    Washington, Pennsylvania USA
    Beardly Customs
    Thanks for the kind words fellas! That is indeed the finest piece of anything to come from HD. Pics are coming, this was just a quick shot i took before leaving for work.
     
  10. rick0link

    rick0link Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 22, 2010
    Washington, Pennsylvania USA
    Beardly Customs
    as promised...... here ya go!

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    despite some glue lines between the neck and fingerboard and at the headstock joint, i feel that this is my best work yet.
     
  11. rick0link

    rick0link Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 22, 2010
    Washington, Pennsylvania USA
    Beardly Customs
    so i played this at practice the other day..... and my guitar players initial reaction as i took it out of it's gig bag was: "Jesus Christ, Rick!!"

    score one for the good guy :)
     
  12. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    Your builds have greatly improved since the first one. The proof is in the neck joint :D

    Have you thought about recessing the cavity cover?
     
  13. rick0link

    rick0link Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 22, 2010
    Washington, Pennsylvania USA
    Beardly Customs
    I have, but i do not know how.
     
  14. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
  15. rick0link

    rick0link Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 22, 2010
    Washington, Pennsylvania USA
    Beardly Customs
    Thank you!
     
  16. NelsonNelson

    NelsonNelson

    Sep 25, 2011
    Dude, you are amazing. Seriously this is incredible.
     
  17. rick0link

    rick0link Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 22, 2010
    Washington, Pennsylvania USA
    Beardly Customs
    :hyper: THANK YOU!! :hyper:
     
  18. rick0link

    rick0link Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 22, 2010
    Washington, Pennsylvania USA
    Beardly Customs
    so the end result is:

    all maple construction. headstock, neck, fingerboard, body, nut, bridge, cover plate, and tailpiece.
    curly maple was used for the headstock, body top, cover plate, and tailpiece.
    nothing special maple was used for the neck laminates and body back.
    EMG 40HZ Passive pickup with volume only control.
    black Gotoh tuners.
    34" scale with a 26 "fret" neck.
    narrow spacing at nut, but a bit wide towards the pickup. makes slap and pop easy.
    DarkHorse strings from NE Pennsylvania. check them out at www.darkhorsestrings.com.

    Thank you all for having a look and for all of the kind words.