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Interesting (?) bass

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by JSCHRO7376, Jun 27, 2005.

  1. Saw some pics of this 5 string "horned God". I am curious if someone can guess who is building that bass :)






  2. wow.........
  3. Broach_insound


    Jan 25, 2005
    New York
    I think thats pretty bitchin! shapes not quite my thang but the wood work is beautiful
  4. seansbrew


    Oct 23, 2000
    Mesa AZ.
    I want to see it when it is finished.
  5. justateenpoet

    justateenpoet Have you...killed the Venture brothers!?!?

    May 14, 2005

    the craftsmanship and attention to detail on that thing are phenomenal :eek:
  6. DDXdesign

    DDXdesign formerly 'jammadave' Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2003
    Wash DC metro area
    Looks like, I'ma guess, a Minarik?

    I dig it a lot.
  7. nope ;)
  8. Well he used a proper router on the controls cavity instead of drilling a couple of holes next to each other with a doorknob saw, so it's definitely NOT a Wishbass :p
  9. tiefling


    Aug 19, 2003
    Washington DC
    well if you know HTML and how pictures are posted to TB you can figure it out.... :smug:
  10. fraublugher


    Nov 19, 2004
    ottawa, ontario, canada
    music school retailer
    my guess is eshenbaugh from the headstock and general vibe
  11. fraublugher


    Nov 19, 2004
    ottawa, ontario, canada
    music school retailer
    oops benavente ?
  12. LajoieT

    LajoieT I won't let your shadow be my shade...

    Oct 7, 2003
    Western Massachusetts
    No fair!!!!!

    If I had guessed (and it would have been a wild guess) I would have been right for some unknown reason. Something about the top wood just clicked in my head.
  13. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass ****

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    Are you offering a "prize" for the winner?? The headstock looks quite familiar :rolleyes:
  14. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
  15. Chris Benavente is building it; a customer designed it that way.
  16. almost reminds me of a Carl Thompson... I really like the body!

  17. Worshiper


    Aug 13, 2004
    New York
    WOW. Not a fan of the sharp horns but the craftsmanship is amazing! The inlay and the spiral thing are awsome! Did anyone else notice that the frets don't go all of the way out to the end of the fretboard? That looks great, such a great idea.
  18. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    It reminds me of Irwins...but in a good way.

    Is that back wood Ziricote?

    Me like!
  19. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Holy crap, that's beautiful.
  20. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    I would've guessed Marchlewski. Awesome bass, I love the design!