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It's finished! Warmoth 6 string restoration, "Barney"!

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Bass Kahuna, Jun 9, 2003.


  1. Bass Kahuna

    Bass Kahuna

    Dec 3, 2002
    West Lafayette, Indiana
    Luthier, Custom Builder
    Hey Gang,

    A few months ago I bought a used Warmoth 6 string....and... long story short it was pretty trashed when I got it, and after much deliberation I decided to restore it for my own use.

    Here is a before pic of the body. The pickup cavities had been done with a hammer and chisel, it had a small crack in it, and obviously way too many holes in the control cavity. It had never been finished and was just filthy.

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    After much work, here is a quick pic of the finished bass, now dubbed "Barney".


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    If you're interested, you can see all the pics of the various stages of the restoration, as well as bad commentary about it by yours truly at:

    http://www.basskahuna.com/luthier/repairs/warmoth_6.shtml

    :^)~

    p.s. My humble apologies to anyone who might have already seen this on the Carvin BBS....