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Holly Tops

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bryan R. Tyler, May 9, 2006.

  1. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    I've recently acquired a real appreciation for holly tops when combined with the right fretboard/hardware colors. Here's a few of my favorites- feel free to post your own.
  2. Oxblood

    Oxblood Banned

    Apr 17, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    What exactly is a holly top?
  3. west*coast*bass

    west*coast*bass Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2003
    Agoura Hills, CA

    Holly is the white or off white colored top wood you see in the pictures above. :cool:
  4. C-5KO


    Mar 9, 2005
    Toronto, Canada
    +1 with that 6 string singlecut.

    It's such a "modern" bass - singlecut Elrick design is pretty far from a Fender Jazz - but it has such a "classic" look to it.

    I wonder who owns it?
  5. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA

    Homina, homina, homina, homina.....
  6. rontalsaurus


    Aug 19, 2002
    great quote.
  7. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
  8. KJung

    KJung Supporting Member

    There is a beautiful Fodera 'Beez-Elite' bass that has a holly top... it looks awesome. I believe there is a picture on the Groove Shoppe Archive page. +1... those tops look great. I kind of went for that look with my Sadowsky NYC Olympic white.... not the same thing, but in the same ballpark.

  9. Jeez, I need to put on shades to look at those basses.
  10. Akito


    Dec 1, 2003
  11. Akito


    Dec 1, 2003
    Can't forget the Yin-Yang. I really like the look of the one with an ebony board.
  12. Juneau


    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    Just seems so expensive....for white hehe. I can appreciate it, but it seems like a waste of money to me I guess. Especially like that Fodera. Save yourself the money and paint it white hehe.

    Some of the others, least they have done something that couldnt be done with paint. I will admit though, Ive never seen a holly top in person, just veneers dyed various colors. Maybe there is grain or something I dont see?
  13. ibz


    Apr 14, 2005
    Columbus, OH
    I like some of those examples of Holly Tops (that kind of sounds like a band name).

    Kind of simplistic, but elegant. A nice change from those super swirly and busy burls you see on high end basses.
  14. Juneau


    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    But just as expensive as those burls hehe.
  15. west*coast*bass

    west*coast*bass Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2003
    Agoura Hills, CA

    I agree, that is one gorgeous bass....
  16. eots


    Dec 18, 2004
    Morris, IL.
    but after stage thrashing, the battle scars will still be white.:D
  17. ibz


    Apr 14, 2005
    Columbus, OH
    Yeah I know, I was perusing top wood prices a week ago. Actually I'm partial to both. :)
  18. I really like this one....:D

  19. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    yeah so do i! where'd you get that pic?
  20. Atlanta bass gallery

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