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Carl Thompson - Snakebass - The Most Expensive CT bass ever !

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bass42, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. Bass42


    Nov 6, 2012
    Endorsing : Elixir Strings, Digitech , Eden Amplification
    Hello !

    This is my new Carl Thompson .

    This is one of Carls most expensive and over the top basses he has built,it's referred to as the 'SNAKEBASS", it's made of almost all Snakewood, one of the most expensive and rare woods to purchase (harder than Ebony) and is also far above his well known 10 Million dollar basses. it will be shipped to me until the end of the week ! Some pics of the finishing process. I'll post pics of the bass finished next week ! I hope you enjoy !

    t's not a custom ordered bass ! It was made by Carl himself ! He made this bass as one of your "Unique Creations" , he didn't make it to a specific person.

    t was offered to me because I was wondering to place a custom order , and he just told (through "The Low End") me about it .So I was in the right place at the right moment and he made me an offer.

    There are a lot of Snakewood on this bass. Snakewood are expensive and rare to find. It's very difficult to find piece larger than 0.7"x0.7"x5" , and this is not just any Snakewood. This is a High Grained ones , the AAAAA ones.


    In building process






    Bridge MM Pu just added ;




    Dots on fingerboard inlayed

  2. ffutterman

    ffutterman Talentless Bass Enthusiast

    May 7, 2010
    Thanks so much for getting that for me - just in time for Christmas! You're so considerate!

    But seriously, that's an unbelievably gorgeous bass. Nice one!
  3. WOW.......!!!!!!

    Simply stunning timbers
  4. thisSNsucks

    thisSNsucks Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    Wow, that is some killer wood!
  5. MonkeyBass


    Mar 22, 2009
    Denver, CO
    WOW!! I'd be afraid to play it.
  6. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Aug 22, 2011

    Um, okay, I'll be that guy: How much (ballpark) did you pay for this bass?
  7. Jimmy Stump

    Jimmy Stump

    Jan 27, 2010
  8. jbiscuti


    Dec 22, 2007
    NYC / LA
    Endorsing Artist: Grolsch Strap Locks
    Not typically a fan of this sort of thing, but WOW...what a stunner.
  9. Spinal Tapper

    Spinal Tapper

    Nov 15, 2007
    Simply amazing. I've ALWAYS been a huge fan of CT's stuff. This has to be the coolest example I've seen.
  10. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Very nice!

    I was going to ask too...

    Some of his basses are over $10 million dollars? Serious? I'm having a hard time believing and comprehending that.
  11. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

    Aug 12, 2005
    Willow Street, PA
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
    How long did this take from ordering to finish?
  12. j.kernodle


    Nov 23, 2008
    Charleston, SC
    the $10,000,000 basses are very expensive but the name is tongue-in-cheek. they aren't that much or even close to it. :)
  13. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Gorgeous what does it sound like?
  14. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    A very nice bass but it would stay at home.
  15. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    I've always been a "I'll take any bass to any gig" type of guy, but I'm inclined to agree.
  16. Cirk


    Jan 16, 2011
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Congrats! That bass looks amazing!
  17. eyeballkid

    eyeballkid Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2009
    wes virginny
    yeah....I think that's the first Carl Thompson i've drooled over... double humbucker beauty...
  18. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    Just beautiful. What a pure aesthetic Carl has.... his work is unmistakeable.
  19. Off the hizzook.
  20. 6jase5

    6jase5 Mammogram is down but I'm working manually Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2007
    San Diego/LA
    Sounds more like bragging than pride...I'm out. Just my humble opinion.