JP Basses Naia 12 Progress Thread

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jean Baudin, Nov 3, 2005.

  1. Jean Baudin

    Jean Baudin

    Aug 27, 2003
    redwood city, ca
    Endorsing Artist: See Profile
    I figured I'd start a thread for this instrument JP Basses in France is working on. I'll add more pics as it starts to take shape.

    Here's the specs:
    Koa Top
    Butternut Body
    Naia Bodystyle
    Wenge Neck w/ Koa Lamination
    Wenge Fretboard w/ Koa Binding
    Fanned Frets: 34" - 29"
    JP Pickups
    ETS Custom Bridge
    Hipshot or Gotoh Tuners
    Orange Fibre Optics Side dots



    So far, so good! :hyper:
  2. nick g.

    nick g. Supporting Member

    Nov 9, 2003
    Chandler, Arizona
    Sweet cuppin' cakes! That'll be a beaut when it's done. What will the tuning be?
  3. elros


    Apr 24, 2004
    Proprietor, Helland Musikk Teknologi
    Goodness gracious. That is scary. In a good way. :)

    How many frets, Jean? Looks like more than 24, but it may be that the width of the fingerboard makes it look funny.
  4. ehhh... :meh:

    you see one 12've seen them all...


    :D Very nice! :) I must say, you have some of the (if not "the") most unique basses on the planet.
    Luthiers must just LOVE you :)
  5. Aj*


    Jun 14, 2005
    West Yorkshire, UK
    Jean when are you ordering the 14 stringer :p? Kudos to you for being able to play these incredible instruments but I have a question, at what point do you think you would actually have too many strings?
  6. Cliff Bordwell

    Cliff Bordwell Commercial User

    Jan 6, 2004
    USA , Orlando , Florida
    Owner of CB BASSES
  7. teacherguy


    Feb 21, 2004
    Cincinnati, OH
    I've been noticing butternut being used more lately by luthiers.
    Larry from Gallery mentioned that it was a great tone wood but was overlooked. IIRC, he said it was pricey too. Interesting choice.
    Keep the photos coming...quickly!!

  8. justateenpoet

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

    May 14, 2005
    eh...where's the claw? Don't get us confused :)

    Looks nice don't hear much about people using butternut for bass making.

    edit: *reads teacherguy's post, looks at floor, feels somewhat silly* :bag:
  9. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Butternut is one of those woods you don't hear much talk about.

  10. I wondered why you didn't make a thread about this incredible bass...

    don't forget to bring it to the masterclass next year :D
  11. LajoieT

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

    Oct 7, 2003
    Western Massachusetts
    DAMN, JP just cannot make an ugly instrument can he!!!

    Sweet Jean, I've got to get out to the west coast (might be next year at x-mas) and catch a NR show.
  12. NIIIIIICCEEE Jean you're so lucky man, you have so many really nice basses!! Im gonna be honest though, I think this bass is my favorite in your collection (shape wise that is)
  13. oversoul

    oversoul fretless by fate

    Feb 16, 2004
    that bridge kicks +ss :)
  14. :bag:

    Awesome, that is absolutely insane
    Can't wait to see this (and the rest of your projects :) ) finished!
  15. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    I love the naïa body shape.
    But there is a least 9 string I wouldn't use on that one.

  16. MODNY

    MODNY Guest

    Nov 9, 2004

    you honestly must be rich
  17. Fredeuh


    Aug 15, 2005
    South France
    Wooo jean, this Jp is totally amazing!!!!
    hope to see it finished soon !!!!
    Jp does an awesome work!
  18. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    Yep. That pretty much sums it up.

    Looks incredible so far! Glad to see you're not gonna taunt us with this one :D
  19. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    Nice! I wondered when this was going to start happening.