mark jenny 54 p bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by coronado3, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. coronado3

    coronado3 Supporting Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Indiana, USA
    My new 54 ish p bass with body by MJT. Mark did a fantastic finish and relic job! Highly recommended.
  2. Very nice bass! Congrats!
  3. thisSNsucks

    thisSNsucks Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    that looks fantastic!
  4. Looks nice. What neck did you use? Any issues with it fitting in the neck pocket? Does the body have large, sunken string ferrules?
  5. Pocket4

    Pocket4 Supporting Member

    Dec 9, 2013
    New Hampshire
    Enthusiastic about his work. I'm going to contact him to have him relic a Telebass neck, probably the Allparts TBMO model. Thrilled that his work should come with relic'd tuners in the package.
  6. I'm looking to have something similar built for myself... mind if I ask what the price tag was on that beaut?
  7. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    Mark worked on a Telecaster for me back when he was still a hobbyist. He was awesome to work with and that guitar has been much coveted by not only me but also everyone who's ever picked it up.






  8. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003

    Looks great. I'm digging it.
  9. coronado3

    coronado3 Supporting Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Indiana, USA
    mark does the body, finish, relic for $375. I was going to add a fender '51 RI neck but went with allparts. I did the neck myself with reranch. I aged the hardware with vinegar/salt bath.

    The neck was a tight fit so I had to do a bit of sanding.

  10. Can we see a full-length pic?
  11. coronado3

    coronado3 Supporting Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Indiana, USA
    Yeah I'll take some better shots. I loaded it with a Bullock dual coil and gigged it last night - it sounded fantastic! Girth with great clarity. I tend to have flats on my p-basses, but I wanted this to be sting-esque so I strung with DR rounds and they really made this bass sing... My stingray stayed on its stand all night.
    I had mark select a body that was at least 5.5 lbs to balance the neck and he delivered. These bodies take the smaller string ferrules.

    ROOTSnFIFTHS Low-end Lover since '78!

    Oct 25, 2012
    NJ to Sin City
    Very nice. Mark does nice work!
  13. So... he didn't build it "from the ground, up" for you... you gathered the parts?
  14. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Great results, MJT does very nice work. Did a project with them last year and they are working on another right now. Can't wait to get it back.
    Enjoy that beauty!
  15. pudge

    pudge Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    I've seen a lot of MARK's work over at the TDPRI tele board.Great relic work if you are into that,laso does pristine thing too.
  16. Tonegasm


    Mar 22, 2010
    That body is SO proper. Well done!
  17. Ironbar


    Aug 24, 2013
    Portland, Oregon
    I'll never understand the fascination with the "road-worn" guitar look.
  18. #1) Some use it to "pose" and try to trick their audience into thinking that they have earned that wear because they have played it soooooooo much.

    J/K! Calm down!

    For me there is a real beauty in things that are far from perfect.

    Like us. Full of chinks and dings and rust.

    How it got that way matters not a whit to me.

    Beautiful bass OP! Play that baby Loud and Proud!
  19. coronado3

    coronado3 Supporting Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Indiana, USA
    I guess it was seeing Jaco's beat up jazz bass not long after I started playing.... This one is my version of sting's p bass. I didn't want an exact copy, but one that looks like it could be the sibling of sting's bass.

  20. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    Because sometimes its nice to have a instrument that has the look, feel and sound of a $15,000 dollar 60 year old instrument for 1 tenth the price...and that you can feel comfortable taking and playing and not babying or worry too much about it being stolen or broken.

    Also, I believe if you check the 'rulebook' you'll find that trolling relic threads isn't encouraged here.