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Body Wing Ideas

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by gbarcus, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. gbarcus

    gbarcus Commercial User

    Jul 20, 2008
    Minneapolis & St.Paul, MN
    Owner of Barcus Basses barcusbasses.com
    I've been tooling around with a new body design (well, at least new to me).
    Pictured is my current project with some oak cutouts of a possible design tacked on.
    I'm guessing having the body attached this far up the neck is going to be a lot of work, but I have seen this type of design popping up here and there and have found it rather compelling.
    Thoughts so far are a 35" scale 6 string with about 16.5mm spacing.
    I'm guessing it is going to weigh about 11-12lbs all said and done. Neck is going to be blend of maple and walnut with ash wings, redwood burl top and a wenge fingerboard.

    What do you guys think about this design model?

  2. kuso


    Feb 25, 2010
    Plymouth, MA
    Reminds me of a five string a friend has: [​IMG]

    Built by FBB (fbbcustom.com), he has a 'bean' body shape that's very similar to that. Check there for a ton of pics, but you gotta click through the galleries ten at a time. Also, some of the pics I'm finding don't work, but most do.

    EDIT: Yikes, sorry for the picture size! Not sure how to resize it since it's hosted somewhere else.
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