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Mahogany & chrome: how does it look?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by abarson, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. abarson


    Nov 6, 2003
    Santa Cruz
    I've got a nice big block of mahogany for my next build and I'm having a hard time visualizing what it would look like with chrome hardware. How about you guys post some pics so that I get an idea of how it looks? :hyper:

    Also, any neck wood combinations that would go good with it? I've got a bunch of black walnut around, but it needs stringers.

    Here's a photo of the mahogany block.

    http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee353/chamsabass/Prepped for future work/Body003.jpg
  2. TrooperFarva


    Nov 25, 2004
    New City, NY
    Take a look around for pictures of a Lakland 55-94 owned by 'pablomigraine'

    He had to sell it, but it was a beautiful bass. It inspired my own bass, a Mahogany 4-94, but mine is transparent blue, not natural like pablos.
  3. I know this probably isn't directly on track, but since I've had some recent experience with this exact instrument, it's the first thing that came to mind when you mentioned mahogany and chrome:


  4. IMO, nice. I had a Corvette 5 years ago- which was bubinga, but very similar in color to mahogany-w/chrome hardware. Looked classy, & I'm usually not partial to chrome.
  5. found this in another thread:


    The color is what Ibanez calls "Cosmo Black" but it's pretty close to chrome.... kinda. Just try to picture the really shiny parts being on all the hardware.

    Personally, I'm a big fan of the natural wood & gold hardware combos especially if the wood in question is a darker wood like mahogany.
  6. mrkreuzschlitz


    Jun 30, 2008
    Dacula, GA
    Look at some of the faded gibson models, for les pauls.
  7. spideyjg


    Mar 19, 2006
    San Diego
    Chrome rocks.....




  8. Barkless Dog

    Barkless Dog Barkless to a point

    Jan 19, 2007
    fender bird with a slight amber dye applied with a tobacco burst finish


  9. I was thinking the same thing!

  10. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw

  11. Barkless Dog

    Barkless Dog Barkless to a point

    Jan 19, 2007
    Chrome looks good on any bass!
  12. sarcastro83


    Jul 27, 2007
    Toronto, ON
    I'd tend to agree... just seems sort of classic.
  13. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    I like it!

  14. Barkless Dog

    Barkless Dog Barkless to a point

    Jan 19, 2007
    Looks good with Basenjis too
  15. banditcosmo

    banditcosmo Supporting Member

    Jul 12, 2002
    Charlottesville, Va.
    Here's a pic of my mahogany and chrome Birdsong. To be honest while I like the looks I would have liked it better with black hardware (bought used).

  16. whoatherechunk


    Apr 4, 2008
    those are hot! any chance you can do full body shots? wink wink....but really...
  17. Bassgrinder77

    Bassgrinder77 Banned

    Jan 23, 2009
    Picture a 60's Gibson like an EB-3 or Thunderbird. It'll look cool.
  18. afroman

    afroman Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Haha that photo joins 2 of the things I love most in this life.
    Nice photo composition too!
  19. Here's a picture of what my mahogany bodied MPU looked like, before i bought it:


    Nowadays, it sports a burst finish that makes it look even nicer (it's not as red-yellow as it looks in the picture, though):


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