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Beardly Customs Carl Thompson tribute fretless 6 string

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by rick0link, Mar 31, 2013.


  1. rick0link

    rick0link Commercial User

    May 22, 2010
    Washington, Pennsylvania USA
    Beardly Customs
    as a friend said, "building a CT tribute is a right of passage for a luthier". after fighting with myself, i have decided to do a 6 string CT tribute. body woods: cocobolo, african mahogany, bubinga, padauk, and wenge. the body alone has 25 pieces of wood. the neck will be african mahogany and curly maple with a cocobolo fingerboard. 36" scale, fretless set neck.

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  2. umm... WOW! That thing is a beast! CT basses always remind me of Les Claypool, and that one is NICE!:bassist:
     
  3. rick0link

    rick0link Commercial User

    May 22, 2010
    Washington, Pennsylvania USA
    Beardly Customs
    Thanks!!
     
  4. Cool.

    On a side note. How good has Carl's work been for our community? He is the Grandfather of boutique bass building in so many ways and all the top builders were influenced by him. In a few centuries time, his basses will be Strads I reckon. :)
     
  5. Sub'd!
     
  6. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Banned Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2008
    Bloomfield, NJ
    Owner, SGD Music Products
    Wow, I must have missed that memo! Never built one, and don't have any plans on doing so.

    Your bass is coming out nice though! :D
     
  7. rick0link

    rick0link Commercial User

    May 22, 2010
    Washington, Pennsylvania USA
    Beardly Customs
    So true! His work has had a huge impact on what i do.
     
  8. rick0link

    rick0link Commercial User

    May 22, 2010
    Washington, Pennsylvania USA
    Beardly Customs
    Yeah man!
     
  9. rick0link

    rick0link Commercial User

    May 22, 2010
    Washington, Pennsylvania USA
    Beardly Customs
    I got the head cut out. the shape is classic C T even with the top curve cut at an angle.
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  10. Gord_oh

    Gord_oh Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2008
    Michigan
    way cool!
     
  11. brenner182

    brenner182

    Apr 24, 2010
    Maryland
    I follow all your stuff on facebook. Wish i had the cash to have ya build me a bass!
     
  12. rick0link

    rick0link Commercial User

    May 22, 2010
    Washington, Pennsylvania USA
    Beardly Customs
    I thought your handle was familiar.

    When you do, let me know!!
     
  13. rick0link

    rick0link Commercial User

    May 22, 2010
    Washington, Pennsylvania USA
    Beardly Customs
    Thanks!!
     
  14. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    I think you should have went with your own head stock. It would have worked well with the CT body.
     
  15. Lazarus.Bird

    Lazarus.Bird Mr. Personality

    Aug 16, 2010
    Pittsburgh
    Great looking stuff here Rick!
     
  16. rick0link

    rick0link Commercial User

    May 22, 2010
    Washington, Pennsylvania USA
    Beardly Customs
    Yeah...... I fought with myself over that. But, i didn't think my headstock would work with another luthiers body shape.
     
  17. rick0link

    rick0link Commercial User

    May 22, 2010
    Washington, Pennsylvania USA
    Beardly Customs
    Thanks man!
     
  18. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    I think it would work fine with that body
     
  19. rick0link

    rick0link Commercial User

    May 22, 2010
    Washington, Pennsylvania USA
    Beardly Customs
    Perhaps the next project i will do will be a CT/Beardly mish mash.
     
  20. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    Its looking great btw. How many have you built so far? You really turn them out quick.
     

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