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Bolt on Prototype, page may load slowly....you've been warned....lotsa pics

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Rickett Customs, Oct 23, 2010.


  1. Rickett Customs

    Rickett Customs

    Jul 30, 2007
    Southern Maryland
    Luthier: Rickett Customs...........www.rickettcustomguitars.com
    Here's my shot at making a "production" model (if you want to call it that ;) ), that i'll be offering up as a model....Sorta like a jazz, sorta like a ray.........

    ***Warning: This page may load slow, lots of pics***, now that you've been warned........

    So, i'll put down some random pics of this (ad)venture. Since it's a prototype I decided to do wooden pickup covers too (an option).

    Specs:

    5 string.

    3 piece Swamp ash body.

    5 piece curly maple/wenge with a tru-oil finish, swamp ash heastock veneer.Threaded inserts and machine bolts. (control cavity too), with graphite rods.

    Madagascar ebony fretboard with red oak dots (3/8")

    2 Nordstrand NJ5FS jazz pickups

    Nordstrand 2 band electronics....active/passive w/passive tone control.

    Hipshot type A bridge.

    Gotoh tuners.

    Black hardware.

    Brass nut.
     
  2. Rickett Customs

    Rickett Customs

    Jul 30, 2007
    Southern Maryland
    Luthier: Rickett Customs...........www.rickettcustomguitars.com
  3. Rodent

    Rodent A Killer Pickup Lineā„¢ Commercial User

    Dec 20, 2004
    Upper Left Corner (Seattle)
    Player-Builder-Founder: Honey Badger Pickups & Regenerate Guitar Works
    nice!! I like your take on that traditional headstock shape and that you veneered over the top (I really, really, really dislike stripes on a headstock face)

    so did you go with the 3-piece SA body for cost purposes or ???

    all the best,

    R
     
  4. Beej

    Beej

    Feb 10, 2007
    Victoria, BC
    My gawd there's lots of pics, and I can't believe how slowly this page loaded. Why didn't you warn me!














    :D
     
  5. Rickett Customs

    Rickett Customs

    Jul 30, 2007
    Southern Maryland
    Luthier: Rickett Customs...........www.rickettcustomguitars.com
    Actually, I was trying a new supplier and since this is a proto....but no, the bodies for customers are going to be only 1 and 2 piece, depending what they want..
     
  6. Rickett Customs

    Rickett Customs

    Jul 30, 2007
    Southern Maryland
    Luthier: Rickett Customs...........www.rickettcustomguitars.com
    Yep, this is why I love disclaimers ;)
     
  7. I really dig the Body shape. The only thing I don't like are the wooden pick-up covers, otherwise it's a beautiful bass.

    What are your plans for the knob layout?
     
  8. Rickett Customs

    Rickett Customs

    Jul 30, 2007
    Southern Maryland
    Luthier: Rickett Customs...........www.rickettcustomguitars.com
    I'm debating an "inline" and "diamond" setup.....I need to figure that part out....
     
  9. well taking into account that you have a Music Man'esque body shape I'd go with an inline layout.
     
  10. Buchada Azeda

    Buchada Azeda

    Mar 25, 2009
    Brazil
    I just posted this because I REALLY don't want you to post the other pics on the first page :D
     
  11. Rickett Customs

    Rickett Customs

    Jul 30, 2007
    Southern Maryland
    Luthier: Rickett Customs...........www.rickettcustomguitars.com
    I'm done for now, I promise...

    Got 2 customer's instruments to focus on, for now....then more pics come ;)
     
  12. Beej

    Beej

    Feb 10, 2007
    Victoria, BC
    I was just razzin' ya. After following your threads for months and months, I've developed a system to cope with their bandwidth suckery:

    First, I open your thread in a new window.

    Next, I go out and plant some grape seeds in the yard.

    Then I wait for them to grow, ripen and be plucked and juiced.

    Then, I bottle it.

    Then, when the wine has aged appropriately, I pop the cork, return to your thread, and then wait for the last image to load before scrolling to the top and beginning to read...










    :D
     
  13. Rickett Customs

    Rickett Customs

    Jul 30, 2007
    Southern Maryland
    Luthier: Rickett Customs...........www.rickettcustomguitars.com
    Yeah, stop w(h)ining, that stuff gives you headaches ;)

    Another thing to note: I will be offering 3 body shapes for bolt ons, this one and single cut version of this body and another, undisclosed for now......
     
  14. Nice work Jason! It reminds me of the Gary Willis Ibanez Bass. Is it agonising that it's a righty? :)
     
  15. Beej

    Beej

    Feb 10, 2007
    Victoria, BC
    Silly me, I forgot to mention how nice this bass is!

    Well done...
     
  16. Musiclogic

    Musiclogic Commercial User

    Aug 6, 2005
    Southwest Michigan
    Owner/Builder: HJC Customs USA, The Cool Lute, C G O
    Looking cool Jason, may I suggest a 360x480 picture size? would definately save some aging and pillow time on the thread?;)
     
  17. BassCycle

    BassCycle

    Jan 6, 2006
    Temecula, CA
    Builder: Classic Bass Works
    She's a beauty!
     
  18. Rickett Customs

    Rickett Customs

    Jul 30, 2007
    Southern Maryland
    Luthier: Rickett Customs...........www.rickettcustomguitars.com
    Not too much (Maybe a little), I'll get to build myself another headless, so i'm cool right now..

    There you go, thanks ;)

    yeah, you're right..... I may need to figure out how to do it through photobucket and still keep the same larger size, that it's currently stored as.....

    Thanks Man.... Can't wait to get it in a few people's hands and let it talk for itself :) That's the plan at least..... well that and made up the templates from it......
     
  19. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    You did a great job of getting the three pieces of that body to work together. It looks bitchen. I also like the brass inserts for the neck bolts. Nice touch.
     
  20. Rumblefisher

    Rumblefisher Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Astoria, NY
    Excellent!

    I love these threads and the showcase of skill involved in making a dead piece of wood come back to life. Awesome.
     

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