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JSP cutom 5er for D. Abell...

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by JSPguitars, Jun 20, 2007.


  1. JSPguitars

    JSPguitars

    Jan 12, 2004
    Grass Valley
    Finally putting the final touches on my third build, a custom 5 for my first real customer (thanks for your patience Dustin :smug: )
    34" scale
    maple/purleheart neck
    spalt maple/ash/spalt maple body with amber finish
    Bart pickups and preamp

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  2. now THAT is a hot bass! congratulations!
     
  3. pilotjones

    pilotjones

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Nice!!
     
  4. silen7ce

    silen7ce

    Dec 11, 2006
    thats beautiful
     
  5. Dustin's a lucky guy that is sweet! Nice job man, love the shape and sculpting. It took me a second to figure out what those 2 extra odd holes were for, interesting to have both the B and E sort of through like that.
    Dirk
     
  6. DigthemLows

    DigthemLows

    Oct 10, 2003
    Sacramento CA
    incredible........that is a beautiful, unique, work of art! Great job!
     
  7. Wow and crazy.

    lowsound
     
  8. DEbassist

    DEbassist

    Jul 7, 2006
    St. Louis
    !!!!!! Just got an email from Jeff with these pics. I CANNOT WAIT TO GET THIS BASS!!!!!

    Jeff is awesome.

    Man, this thing turned out even better than I hoped.

    Check out the headstock guys. On the truss rod cover, its got my Gradfather's signature laser engraved into it. He was the guy that gave me my first guitar.

    This bass has extra speial meaning to me and I think it is just amazing that Jeff took the time to make sure that this was done right.

    Kudos to Jeff, an incredible luthier.
     
  9. DEbassist

    DEbassist

    Jul 7, 2006
    St. Louis
    headstock
     
  10. Greenman

    Greenman

    Dec 17, 2005
    Ontario Canada
    Beauty bass.
     
  11. DEbassist

    DEbassist

    Jul 7, 2006
    St. Louis
    I'll get some sound clips up next week after it arrives.
     
  12. Peter Parker

    Peter Parker Inactive

    Jun 10, 2001
    Very nice!
     
  13. Cerb

    Cerb

    Sep 27, 2004
    Indiana
    Absolutely beautiful. There was a user a while back that did a similar kinda of 'cut-out' like you did on the arm rest. I love it.
     
  14. gkbass13

    gkbass13 Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2006
    New York
    that looks amazing!!! great job Jeff and congrats on getting a new bass DE!!
     
  15. Yellow

    Yellow

    Apr 20, 2006
    Sooke, BC, Canada
    Oh dude, gorgeous.

    I have a question for you, I am planning to use some spalted maple on my first, did you have to harden/stabilize yours or was it hard enough for normal work and finish? Mine has some soft spots in it.

    And lastly, I want to try that skinny pup that you have in the bridge, how do you like it, is is similar to J style or not.
     
  16. DEbassist

    DEbassist

    Jul 7, 2006
    St. Louis
    Yellow,
    The long skinny pickup by the bridge is actually a bartolini XJ5. Its a stacked humbucker. I had two in my Warrior and I really liked the tone. Very thick.
     
  17. Son of Magni

    Son of Magni

    May 10, 2005
    NH
    Builder: ThorBass
    Wow, that is sweet. I really like the back, also the unique armrest/cutout on the top.

    What was the design process that brought you to having the B and E strings through the end like that?
     
  18. fantastic detailing!
     
  19. Thonk

    Thonk

    Sep 14, 2003
    UK
    Great work I love the SM top

    I have one very much like this hanging around & i was gonna sell it on but now i think im gonna keep it hehe
     
  20. That looks incredible. Excellent work!

    Taking orders? ;)
     
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