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David Vasquez's custom singlecut five string

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by wilser, Apr 27, 2006.


  1. Hello,
    this is the latest bass I'm working on. It's for my good old friend David Vasquez who's a hot young player from the Dominican Republic.

    If it looks like what you think it looks like it's because he asked for it to look like that. :cool: It means I did my job right :D

    It has a burl/quilt maple top over alder. The neck is birdseye maple with a fretted ribbon stripe pau ferro fingerboard.

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  2. that will look nice when it is done :)
     
  3. Greenman

    Greenman

    Dec 17, 2005
    Ontario Canada
    I'm not a huge sihgle cut person but that one's a looker.
    What is the hardware spec.:)
     
  4. Linas

    Linas

    Jan 6, 2005
    Chicago
    That does look very nice, is what its supposed to look like is a fodera?
     
  5. It's gonna be chrome hipshots and bart 59JCB and 3 band preamp.

    you said that, I didn't!
     
  6. brandinstroy

    brandinstroy Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2001
    Colorado Springs, CO
    I Support the following: Fodera, Noble Amps, JHAudio, Trickfish Amplification
    Looking good. Hows it all coming
     
  7. Musiclogic

    Musiclogic Commercial User

    Aug 6, 2005
    Southwest Michigan
    Owner/Builder: HJC Customs USA, The Cool Lute, C G O
    yup....definately a Fodera....LOL....still looks good
     
  8. I've been working a lot on the neck and and the contours on the body, tummy cut and the such. I'll post more pictures when I start applying the finish, probably 3-4 weeks.
     
  9. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    I'm reasonably sure that you should post them now.
     
  10. Linas

    Linas

    Jan 6, 2005
    Chicago
    +1
     
  11. ok, this is how it's going:
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  12. brandinstroy

    brandinstroy Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2001
    Colorado Springs, CO
    I Support the following: Fodera, Noble Amps, JHAudio, Trickfish Amplification
    That is looking good. A lot like my first bass I built. Makes me want to build another one like it.
     
  13. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    I dig it. Great work.
     
  14. Lookin' good man, can't wait to see more pics :)
     
  15. brandinstroy

    brandinstroy Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2001
    Colorado Springs, CO
    I Support the following: Fodera, Noble Amps, JHAudio, Trickfish Amplification
    any updates
     
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  17. JSPguitars

    JSPguitars

    Jan 12, 2004
    Grass Valley
    That's lookin' slick, man! :) The headstock really compliments the shape.
    You put your frets in after you glue in the neck?
     
  18. Thonk

    Thonk

    Sep 14, 2003
    UK
    Looking real sweet wilser,really nice top you picked out there i love the way the burl fades into the quilted section i bet that will popup really sweet when its finished you going for oil or poly? also is it also 33" scale 26 fret like a real garrison?

    i look forward to more pics
     
  19. JSPGuitars,
    Yes, I install frets after I glue in the neck. For my bolt-ons I even screw in the neck temporarily to install the frets. I like how the mass of the body makes the hammering feel more solid.

    Thonk,
    It's 34" with 26 frets. And the finish will be nitro lacquer buffed to a satin gloss. Yes, David really liked that top, I too am excited to see how the figure will pop out when the finish is applied.


    I still have to do some body work, like route the battery cavity and finish shaping the back of the headstock. I should be starting to apply the finish in about a week or two.
     
  20. Musiclogic

    Musiclogic Commercial User

    Aug 6, 2005
    Southwest Michigan
    Owner/Builder: HJC Customs USA, The Cool Lute, C G O
    starting to look very nice. can't wait to see it when it's finished
     

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