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My first body build. An all flamed maple 5-string Jazz

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Lammchop93, Feb 19, 2017.


  1. After dreaming about it for years, I finally decided to start my first build. I've always been a fan of 5-string jazzes, but never found the one that just "did" it for me. So I've decided to start my own.

    Here are my specs:
    -All flamed maple body
    -Chambered body for weight reduction
    -Wanting to do a heavy contoured arch top (Similiar to PRS Grainger basses)
    -Faded denim finish
    -Warmoth Roasted Maple neck
    -Chrome hardware
    -Sadowsky preamp
    -Nordstrand Big Singles


    I received a bunch of free flamed maple from a friends father who works at a wood working facility who usually scraps figured maple because they use it for flooring, and apparently people don't want that. (I'll take it!!!)

    I cut the boards today, and a trying to decide what piece to use for each half, and whether it's front or back. I am going to put the boards to a belt sander next weekend to straighten up the edges and smooth everything out. I won't make any final decision until after that, but here is what I'm thinking right now:


    (thinking about flipping the top and back. The tight inner grain may look better on the back.)

    TOP:
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    Back:
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    And here is an idea of the finish, and type of contouring I want to do:
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    Last edited: Feb 19, 2017

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