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Benavente SC 5 fretless

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Brian Barrett, Jun 13, 2003.


  1. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com
    I’m stoked and have to brag :D I don’t start to many threads, but I’m so excited about this new Benavente I’m having built for MY SELF!!

    Benavente SC 5 FRETLESS
    Mesquite Burl Full top
    Mahogany body
    5A Flamed maple Full back
    Snake wood stabilized unlined fretboard
    Ultra Jazz in Snake wood covers
    Benavente 3 band


    FULL TOP
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    FULL BACK
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  2. AMJBASS

    AMJBASS Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2002
    Ontario, Canada
    Oh Wow! That is a gorgeous top! I like the idea of a snakewood fingerboard too. That is going to be one killer bass!

    Adrian
     
  3. Adam Wright

    Adam Wright Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2002
    Arlington,Tx
    Nice, I always wondered when someone was finally going to use mesquite burl for a top. I've seen photos of bowels and other things made from mesquite burl on various wood turning pages and always thought it would make a nice top wood.
     
  4. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    :eek: For a second I thought this was another rip on buckeye burl. . . heheh I'm hoping it's just a typo though! :D

    Meanwhile, that looks like it'll be sweet Brian!
     
  5. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    nice!!!


    But it looks like an Nordstrand SC to me :D

    lol

    Just kidding Brian ;)


    Peace, JP
     
  6. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    Brian- that is gonna be awesome!
    Can't wait to get my Bennies in-
    JP - you rascal!! i was wondering if someone was going to say anything about that template!
     
  7. By-Tor

    By-Tor

    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    That is going to be one gorgeous bass.
     
  8. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    hehe :D

    JP
     
  9. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com
    :D yea JP it is. The top is from Larry at GH.

    Yea, the rounded back instead of an angled back like the Benavente and not having the Jazz bottom drop gave it away, huh!

    I too wondered if anyone would catch that :D

    I'll get a snakewood pic up soon.
     
  10. That mesquite looks great, Brian. It's going to be a beautiful bass! Have you seen the stabilized snakewood for Jeff Rader's Nordstrand? I can only guess that yours will look similar.

    Mike
     
  11. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com
    Yea, I just saw it a little while ago. I believe that is actually the other piece that mine came out of. I think Larry at GH cut one piece in half, which made mine and his fretboard.

    Chris is going to wet the board and send a pic to me. I'll post it when it arrives.

    Jeff's looks great, I can't wait to see it wet.
     
  12. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    Brian!! i didn't know it was like that!!!:eek:

    :)
     
  13. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com
    :eek: Oh, the wetter the better :oops:
     
  14. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com
    I need some help though. I can't deside on pickups covers. I was going to go with Snakewood to match the fretboard, but mesquite burl would be cool as well. I also thought that with the 5A tight framed back, flamed pickup covers might be cool to tie in the back???

    Please help :D

    option 1
    Snake wood matching covers with the fretless board.

    option 2
    Mesquite burl covers to match the top.

    option 3
    5A flamed covers to tie in the flamed back.
     
  15. Bass7755

    Bass7755 Supporting Member

    Oct 27, 2000
    Roanoke, Va.
    Damn Brian did you have to do that???

    I vote for the Mesquite to match the top.

    Dan
     
  16. HEY!! Have we met??? :eek:

    Oh, here's my board polished up before finishing ;)...
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    BTW, I ALMOST bought that top. It's a beauty!

    Congrats!
    Jeff
     
  17. Regarding the PU covers, what's the hardware color? If black, you might consider ebony.

    Otherwise, I would do Option 2.

    Jeff
     
  18. hujo

    hujo

    Apr 18, 2001
    Stockholm, Sweden
    I'd go with option 1 or 3, for a little more contrast..
     
  19. Bass7755

    Bass7755 Supporting Member

    Oct 27, 2000
    Roanoke, Va.
    Wait......I change my vote.
    Snake wood p/u covers and knobs.

    Dan
     
  20. Wolfehollow

    Wolfehollow

    Jan 21, 2003
    Pensacola, FL
    Brian,

    I would match the top or put ebony pickup covers. On my bass that is similar to that, the snakewood did not look like I thought it would. I am in talks to have aero pickups with covers in ebony or maple burl put into this bass.

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