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Custom Benavente build pics.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fivestringdan, Jun 11, 2012.


  1. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan

    Dec 4, 2001
    I never get the opportunity to do this but Chris was gracious to send a few pictures of the neck and fingerboard.

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    When complete it will look like I think the first DCD 7 string!

    Purple heart top, birdseye board, swamp ash body.

    I am very excited to be owning a Benavente again. Chris is one of the best luthiers in the world and I can't wait.
     
  2. LutherHeggs00

    LutherHeggs00

    Apr 11, 2006
    Subscribed. I love watching the whole process.

    I owned a Bennie once - a Vintage Vortex 5'ver. I sold it. What a stoopid, stoopid mistake.
     
  3. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    The waiting game! The build pics are fun to go back and look at after you have bonded with your custom instrument. Congrats, I hope it brings you much happiness upon its completion. :cool:
     
  4. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan

    Dec 4, 2001
    Same, I had a 219B and loved it. I can't remember why I sold it because it was an unreal instrument. Is that birdseye not sick! Exactly what I wanted.



     
  5. jasonmasters

    jasonmasters

    Dec 18, 2008
    Oregon
    Once yours is done I'll be ordering the second DCD 7 =p
     
  6. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan

    Dec 4, 2001
    Why wait?
     
  7. jasonmasters

    jasonmasters

    Dec 18, 2008
    Oregon
    He's building me a 7 string fretless scd right now. One at a time =)
     
  8. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan

    Dec 4, 2001
    Ah, he maybe building both in the same batch so we should take delivery around the same time. I'm glad you went with Chris. He is very cool guy and a hell of a builder.
     
  9. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    Nice pictures mate! You sure have a unique bass! Benavente basses are awesome!
     
  10. jasonmasters

    jasonmasters

    Dec 18, 2008
    Oregon
    Yeah I don't imagine I'll ever own another bass brand at this point. a fretted and fretless benavente 7 seems like a pretty unbeatable combo!
     
  11. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan

    Dec 4, 2001
    Aluminum nut? Yeah or nay?

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  12. LutherHeggs00

    LutherHeggs00

    Apr 11, 2006
    I like the look much better than the brass ones he uses (it matches the strings), but does it effect sound/vibration transmission? If not, then go for it.
     
  13. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan

    Dec 4, 2001
    Yeah I think it looks great! Since the bridge is the same material I figured it wouldn't affect the sound in a negative way.
     
  14. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan

    Dec 4, 2001
    Oh yes!



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  15. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    Looks promising so far!! :hyper: To get back at the aluminum nut : I can't really give an opion about it, since I'm not familiar with it. I do now on the other hand that a brass nut would let the bass sound clearer.
     
  16. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan

    Dec 4, 2001
    I guess we'll have to see when it's complete because I changed the nut to aluminum.



     
  17. Cliff Bordwell

    Cliff Bordwell Commercial User

    Jan 6, 2004
    USA , Orlando , Florida
    Owner of CB BASSES
    That is some nice Birdseye on that fingerboard!
     
  18. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan

    Dec 4, 2001
    I think so too Cliff thanks. :D

    I'm a big fan of your instruments please keep up the good work.



     
  19. jasonmasters

    jasonmasters

    Dec 18, 2008
    Oregon
    Hey Dan! I thought I'd ease the pain of waiting and send you some pics of yours!

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  20. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan

    Dec 4, 2001
    Sick! Thank you Jason!

    More pics from Chris.


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