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Goncalo Alves tops

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Eli M., Jun 23, 2005.


  1. Eli M.

    Eli M. Life's like a movie, write your own ending

    Jul 24, 2004
    New York, NY
    A while back I posted a thread where I was trying to choose a top wood for my upcoming Benavente. I ended up with a great piece of goncalo alves (which I can't post now because the picture is on my other computer). I'm interested to see any other basses with this top wood.

    There hasn't been one of these before, so... Post pictures of your basses with goncalo alves tops!
     
  2. All I know about Goncalo Alves is that Smith and Wesson uses it for their pistol grips... very cool in my book!!!

    ~Ryan
     
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    I love goncalo alves.
    the 6 string on the left has goncalo alves top and it's been my dream bass for a long time
     
  4. Man oh man! I absolutely adore that ZON body shape!

    *drools*

    ~Ryan
     
  5. Cerb

    Cerb

    Sep 27, 2004
    Indiana
    That's actually the only Zon body shape that I don't particularly care for.
     
  6. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ontario
    Which body style, Eli? Sounds like it'd look great.
     
  7. michele

    michele Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2004
    Italy
    Legacy ... definitely a classy body shape!
     
  8. Eli M.

    Eli M. Life's like a movie, write your own ending

    Jul 24, 2004
    New York, NY
    It's going to be a Vortex 5-string and here's the top...

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  9. catwig1

    catwig1

    Mar 4, 2001
    Brighton, UK
    here's a Kinal from BassNW's website:
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    Looks pretty sweet to me,


    Matt
     
  10. I'm thinking about using it as well. I know there has to be more than this. Somebody post some pics please!!!
     
  11. DigthemLows

    DigthemLows

    Oct 10, 2003
    Sacramento CA
    I'd love to see more Goncalo Alves!
     
  12. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    You have great taste my friend, both in builder of choice as well as top of choice.
     
  13. Loel

    Loel Blazin' Acadian Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2004
    Here's a 4 string that i recently completed,

    Body>brazilian mahogany

    Top>goncalo alves

    Neck>warmoth maple-ebony

    MIA> electronics passive

    the tone is very piano like w/TI's

    EB/

    edit: thats shade from sunlight on upper body..
     
  14. NickyBass

    NickyBass Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Southern New Jersey
    My fretless Ristola:

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  15. bucephylus

    bucephylus Supporting Member Commercial User

    Aug 18, 2002
    General Manager TecPadz LLC
    I believe I actually knew the original owner of that Zon 6. His name is Fred Reitz. He had a shop in Mid-Michigan, out of which he sold Tech amplification equipment among other things. I know he eventually sold it. It was an awesome instrument.

    Here's my GA top...:D