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Custom Devon Bass Build... Crazy Cocobolo top.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bassworship1, Apr 21, 2018.


  1. Bassworship1

    Bassworship1 Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
    I got some progress shots of my new Custom Devon Cocobolo 5 string being finished. He has the body and neck almost finished. Going to do the matching Cocobolo headstock laminate next. Still deciding on electronics but leaning Nordstrand DC pickups with Nordie 3 band Preamp and coil taps for each pickup. Will have matching Ebony and Cocobolo wood Knobs and black hardware.

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    Last edited: Apr 24, 2018
  2. flojob

    flojob Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2011
    Hot
     
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  3. bluesblaster

    bluesblaster

    Jan 2, 2008
    crazy man, crazy

    cant wait to see the finished result
     
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  4. I'm afraid to say what that makes me think of :wideyed:
     
  5. IronSpatula

    IronSpatula Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2003
    Northern CA
    Cocobolo is such a stunning wood. I haven't seen it used often on bass tops, but a friend of mine has a beautiful cut very similar to yours on the back of his classical guitar. It's a bit of a head-scratcher for me, because while the guitar sounds incredible, no one ever really sees the magnificent grain on the back...

    Any veteran TBers remember a flame koa topped bass named J-Lo? Tried googling but couldn't find her...
     
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  6. Matt Morgan

    Matt Morgan Fellow Conspirator Supporting Member

    Looks awful. When you get it, you'd better ship it directly to me for "disposal". :smug:
     
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  7. Bassworship1

    Bassworship1 Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
    Devon sent me pics of the bass with mineral spirits on it and it in sunlight to get a better idea what the color will be once Spray finished. The top really pops I think.
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  8. Bassworship1

    Bassworship1 Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
    Here is the final Specs I decided on for this build.
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  9. UNICORN BASS

    UNICORN BASS

    Feb 10, 2016
    Michigan USA
    I was thinking that wasn't my cup of tea but, WOWSA!
     
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  10. Makes me think of my favorite thing in life...
     
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  11. Bassworship1

    Bassworship1 Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
    Pic of the ebony and matching Cocobolo top wood blank glued up for the custom knobs being made for it.

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  12. Bassworship1

    Bassworship1 Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
    Ready to start the turning the knobs.

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  13. Bassworship1

    Bassworship1 Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
    Headstock laminate done and ready start the finishing on the neck. B3BF67B0-A059-4519-9BF4-EB451FB2F075.jpeg
     
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  14. Bassworship1

    Bassworship1 Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
    Body routed for the Nordstrand DC pickups.

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  15. Campbems, you're a wildman! And I love seeing all these basses you're buying. :hyper:
     
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  16. Bassworship1

    Bassworship1 Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
  17. IconBasser

    IconBasser Scuba Viking

    Feb 28, 2007
    Fontana, California
    my my, that's almost too pretty drool
     
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  18. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    So nice.
     
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  19. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    Ha! My first thought when I saw the unfinished pic in post #1 was "Man, that cocobolo is really gonna pop when it gets the gloss finish!"

    Gorgeous bass, and great build selection. I'm not familiar with Devon, maybe I need to check these basses out.
     
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  20. Bassworship1

    Bassworship1 Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
    Question for my TB family...Black or Gold Hardware for this bass? Need to choose quickly as bass is getting in the final stretch for completion.

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