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Best Looking Fretless 6 ever?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Funkize you, Feb 17, 2005.

  1. Funkize you

    Funkize you Guest

    Nov 4, 2003
    Westminster Ca.
  2. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Mmmmm, pretty hot. IIRC, it costs $30,000.
  3. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    That was an applied value-the actual cost of it would have been far, far less.
  4. Funkize you

    Funkize you Guest

    Nov 4, 2003
    Westminster Ca.
    I think that one hit about $5k ish?
  5. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    personally I don't like it, I think it's too much in a non tasteful way (especially compared to some other melted tops)
  6. PlayTheBass

    PlayTheBass Supporting Member

    Dec 7, 2004
    Carmichael, CA
    Wow. That's just nuts! :) I like the body, but think the fingerboard's a little busy looking -- I'd like to see it clear on the headstock and end of the neck, just to kind of balance with the nice clear spot on the upper body.
  7. It's definitely amazing, but I agree that it's a little busy, and I don't like the body style too much.
  8. SlavaF


    Jul 31, 2002
    Edmonton AB
    That's amazing... Funkize, you have good taste in basses! :D

    I remember seeing that exact bass in my 2005 guitar/bass buyers guide and thinking "wow... I want one just like that!" :hyper:
  9. lyle

    lyle Guest

    Jan 10, 2004
    Vernon, B.C. Canada
  10. SlavaF


    Jul 31, 2002
    Edmonton AB
  11. That F bass in my opinion beats the conklin. The conklin is to over the top, and i dont realy like the body shape either. That F bass is beautiful
  12. LajoieT

    LajoieT I won't let your shadow be my shade...

    Oct 7, 2003
    Western Massachusetts
    Yea, those are all great looking basses, but IMO the game was over once Ken came up with this design.

  13. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU

    That wood grain just blend so well, so organically with the bass...

    Unfortunately the Jerzy Drozd site is somehow stuck (the page comes in, but none of the sub-pages, including the gallery), but, to me, those look fabulous, too.
  14. it is nice, if u are into furniture.
  15. LajoieT

    LajoieT I won't let your shadow be my shade...

    Oct 7, 2003
    Western Massachusetts
    :scowl: :rollno: :eyebrow: :confused:

    Who sais they're furnature. These guys make some of the nicest and most playable instruments out there. Just because they look nice doesn't mean they don't get played.
  16. Ed Goode

    Ed Goode Jersey to Georgia Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    Endorsing Artist: FBB Bass Works
    That Conklin is beautiful ... I don't think it's too busy at all :cool: The F is nice too .....
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    I like it, but I think its making me dizzy. :eyebrow:
  18. that bass is beautiful.

    i dunno how well id handle playing a fretboard like that. but damn.
    that bass IMO is the most beautiful conklin ever.

    id love to know the actual cost that the buyer paid. not the number on the conklin site. because id love to have one like that built one day.
  19. Juneau


    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    I dont have a pic handy, and I think its a 7, not a 6, but Bassius has an awesome blue-green fretless conklin that I think is gorgeous :)
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