Mouse in progress!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Chunk-O-Funk, Nov 20, 2005.

  1. My Rob Allen Mouse 30 is near completion! :bassist:
    Here are a couple of pics of the body. Picture this with a fretless ebony fingerboard. Underneath the masking tape is a matching ebony bridge. The contrast should be awesome.

    He said it should be assembled by mid week, I can't wait. :hyper:

  2. lamborghini98

    lamborghini98 The Aristocrats

    May 1, 2005
    NYC; Portland, OR
    Congratulations! That looks pretty kool. Is that top finished? If not, whats it going to look like when done?
  3. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    That looks great! Is the spalted top impregnated with anything, or is it just top finish?
  4. All Rob Allen's rock.

    Congratulations, keep us posted with more pictures as it comes along.

  5. Thats a beautiful spalt you got there. Its going to look killer with the ebony board and bridge.
  6. Thanks guys,

    Yah, I am just a tad anxious to get it.

    As far as the finish is concerned, that's pretty much it. It's a satin lacquer finish, which is a low gloss finish. It Makes the wood look natural. on top of that is a clear coat just to protect the top.

    It think the pictures do not do it justice, they are very low resolution, about 115kb each. I tried to blow them up a tad just to get a better look and the pictures get jagged almost right away.

    Here is a picture right off his web site of a very similar spalted maple mouse 30. This one has some flame as well, but it is a better representation of what the finish will look like.

    I should have it some time after the Thanksgiving, I'll definitely take some pics and post them, if I can put it down long enough. ;)
  7. westland


    Oct 8, 2004
    Hong Kong
    Beautiful top. Rob Allen makes great instruments. (I'm waiting on my own Deep 4 / koa top)
  8. richnota

    richnota Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2005
    hudson valley

    come to think of Deep 5 Koa is behind your Deep 4 Koa behind his Mouse. This should become the waiting for Rob Allen to do his magic thread
  9. westland


    Oct 8, 2004
    Hong Kong
    Do you know when your Deep 5 is scheduled to be delivered?

    I found out earlier this year that Rob had started 3 Deep 4's so grabbed the one with the koa top ... here was the pidture from a month ago

    Attached Files:

  10. richnota

    richnota Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2005
    hudson valley
    mine's due sometme early in the new year...its a D5

    Attached Files:

  11. Hey, It looks like we are starting our own little support group!

    The Rob Allen foundation for bassist in waiting.

    Not a long wait at all though.

    Those are both great tops, I love koa. I was looking for something really different when I picked mine. What can be more different than a 30" scale semi-hollow body fretless with a spalted maple top?

    I would love to hear one of those. Maybe he will get some more sound examples on his site.

    Good luck with yours, those look real sweet. I will post some pictures when I get mine.