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Five string Scroll for Thomas J.

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by scottyd, Aug 14, 2007.


  1. scottyd

    scottyd Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2006
    Waco Tx
    Builder/owner Redeemer Basses
    Specs as of thus;

    Headed Scroll shape
    Five string B-G
    Long tennon set neck
    35" Scale
    Fretted
    three laminate neck: Bubinga, Jatoba, bubinga
    Pau Ferro fingerboard
    Poplar body core
    Sappy walnut top
    Matching walnut headstock
    purple heart bottom
    purple heart cavity cover
    Wilkinson tuners/bridge
    Single truss
    Self wound neo magnet stacked dual coil pups with wooden covers.

    New design!
    fivestringscroll35scale2.
    I'm sure I've left out some details :p I'll start on it this weekend.:bassist:
     
  2. bassksun

    bassksun

    Mar 5, 2004
    Las Vegas,NV
    Thats a big 'ol scroll!
     
  3. scottyd

    scottyd Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2006
    Waco Tx
    Builder/owner Redeemer Basses
    Yes, it's sure to give other basses "scroll envy" :D
     
  4. scottyd

    scottyd Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2006
    Waco Tx
    Builder/owner Redeemer Basses
    I've got a little bit of a start on this one. Heres the top for this bass. Its basically some black walnut with sapwod that has a bookmatched piece of mineral stained poplar between the sap to get the width needed for a set neck. The pictures here show a little bit of a glue line still but they are going to clean up nicely :D
    Picture001-1.

    Heres the top with the neck blank and fingerboard
    Picture-2.

    To get the body rolling the poplar core comes next, then purpleheart bottom. I'll keep it updated as I go.
     
  5. CTF6

    CTF6

    Mar 3, 2007
    Oklahoma City, OK.
    Wow, I visit Waco frequently, I'd love to check your basses out sometime!
     
  6. nice wood, i like the headstock shape
     
  7. scottyd

    scottyd Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2006
    Waco Tx
    Builder/owner Redeemer Basses
    Thanks, :D It took a long time of tinkering with it until I was happy. If you look it kinda looks like a smaller version of the body.
     
  8. SDB Guitars

    SDB Guitars Commercial User

    Jul 2, 2007
    Coeur d'Alene, ID
    Shawn Ball - Owner, SDB Guitars
    Man, that poplar blends so well with the walnut, it's unreal! The coloring is so close, that if you hadn't said what it was, I might not have been able to tell...
     
  9. DanielM

    DanielM

    Jan 6, 2007
    Holland
    nice design, really cool. can't wait to see how this one turns out!
     
  10. Son of Magni

    Son of Magni

    May 10, 2005
    NH
    Builder: ThorBass
    Yeah, that's the first thing I noticed. Hopefully that holds up with the finish on it.
     
  11. Basschair

    Basschair .............. Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    Stockton, Ca
    Great work!

    Sorry folks, but I've got to close the thread as it's not quite there with CUP.

    EDIT: Ignore what I wrote above. I focused on the original post date (more than a month old) and didn't see the initial progress pics are only a few days old. I need more sleep.

    My apologies Scott, and thanks for the email.
     
  12. scottyd

    scottyd Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2006
    Waco Tx
    Builder/owner Redeemer Basses
    I did a little body work today.
    I found a killer piece of poplar for this body so we decided to use the purple heart as a accent line instead of a back. I got the body glued up, cut and rounded over today. I'll probably start on the neck this weekend to get this one rolling a little more.:)

    Walnut/poplar top wiped down. The purpleheart accent will show nicely when I do the forearm cut and the belly cut.
    Picture008.

    Poplar bottom, to me this is probably one of the most underrated woods out there for instrument building. I love this particular piece!:bassist:
    Picture006-3.
     
  13. is that a walnut AND poplar top? or just a walnut top with a poplar body and a purple heart accent...im confooseded
     
  14. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Wow, that looks really nice.


    There's a 1x6 poplar board at my Home Depot that is solid brown. You'd think it was walnut until you get close to it.
     
  15. scottyd

    scottyd Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2006
    Waco Tx
    Builder/owner Redeemer Basses
    Lol, there is a 2 1/2" strip of poplar in the middle of the walnut top then the purple accent then a 2 piece poplar bottom. :)
     
  16. eleonn

    eleonn

    Aug 24, 2006
    Lima - PerĂº
    I haven't see many pieces of poplar. All that I have seen are the pics posted here and for what everybody comments poplar is a plain figured wood but this one you have here is just amazing!!!
     
  17. scottyd

    scottyd Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2006
    Waco Tx
    Builder/owner Redeemer Basses
    It really is a plain figured wood. The trick is to find a piece with the natural staining that sets the figure off. Poplar has a lot of mineral stains, the best part is in cabinetry these stains make the wood less desireable. SO most contractors pick through taking only the stain free pieces.
     
  18. eleonn

    eleonn

    Aug 24, 2006
    Lima - PerĂº
    Can you post a pic of the body from its side? Id like to see the contrast of the woods.
     
  19. scottyd

    scottyd Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2006
    Waco Tx
    Builder/owner Redeemer Basses
    NO problem Eleonn, I'll do that after I carve the forearm relief so that it better shows the contrast for you.
     
  20. scottyd

    scottyd Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2006
    Waco Tx
    Builder/owner Redeemer Basses
    Here you go, still a few saw burns in the wood but you get the idea. The purpleheart will darken more.:D

    Picture009-2.
    Picture010-1.
     

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