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My Padauk Carve-Top

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Jaguar, Sep 23, 2008.


  1. Jaguar

    Jaguar

    Nov 19, 2006
    USA
    Padauk Top/Mahogany Back
    Neck:purpleHeart/Wenge/Mahogany
    DiMarzio DP123`s

    Other bass: Mahogany/Maple FlameTop with Mahogany/Maple/PurpleHeart neck

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  2. Jeronimofesto

    Jeronimofesto Luthier: JC Basses

    Oct 17, 2006
    Auburn, CA
    Wow, I actually really like this one. Great job!
     
  3. HOT!
     
  4. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Wow, that single piece, swirly grain padauk is looking great!

    What's the fretboard going to be?

    What are your plans for a bridge?
     
  5. Jaguar

    Jaguar

    Nov 19, 2006
    USA
    Thanks Pilot,
    I actually lined up two pieces of Padauk,I just got a really great joint dead center.
    The fretboard is Maccassar Ebony with a bass clef at the twelfth fret.The bridge is a two piece like on my other build(pictured)
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  6. j.a.e.r.i.p

    j.a.e.r.i.p

    Apr 8, 2007
    That's sweet
     
  7. Jaguar

    Jaguar

    Nov 19, 2006
    USA
    Here is the body with a light shot of Tru-oil,the Bridge, and Macassar Ebony Fretboard

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  8. eleonn

    eleonn

    Aug 24, 2006
    Lima - PerĂº
    Who makes that bridge?
     
  9. 59jazz

    59jazz Infinite Rider on the Big Dogma Supporting Member

    I love PADAUK! Subscribed.
     
  10. envika

    envika

    Nov 27, 2007
    Bronx, NY
    hehe i love padouk, and the shape is really cute and friendly-looking, i kinda want to give the bass a hug!
     
  11. Jaguar

    Jaguar

    Nov 19, 2006
    USA
    I got more done this week.I put a Padauk top on the headstock.I cut the headstock and tried to make it match the shape of the upper bout.I put a MOP bass clef inlay at the 12th fret and my last name initial in the headstock.I also started carving the neck volute.
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  12. jordan_frerichs

    jordan_frerichs

    Jan 20, 2008
    Nebraska
    nice! it is bolt on or set neck? i will assume you are cutting off the fingerbord exess shown in the pic. also i noticed that there is a sliver of the neck pocket visible. i would make it flush with the neck
     
  13. Jaguar

    Jaguar

    Nov 19, 2006
    USA
    Thanks Jordan.Yes,it is a set neck.The fretboard is cut back but will extend a little over the end of the neck.
    The neck pocket will be flush around the 21st fret.
     
  14. Obese Chess

    Obese Chess I'm Your New Dad Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2005
    Portland, OR
    I still need to know who makes the bridge :O

    Gorgeous work, bro!
     
  15. Jaguar

    Jaguar

    Nov 19, 2006
    USA
    I don`t know who makes it,but I get them from www.guitarpartscentral.com
     
  16. Jaguar

    Jaguar

    Nov 19, 2006
    USA
    I installed the frets today,and will trim them tomorrow. ZaraMermaid009.
     
  17. very cool, I love carving paduk! such a nice wood to work with.
     
  18. Jaguar

    Jaguar

    Nov 19, 2006
    USA
    Forgot to post finished

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  19. Very nice. Thanks for the update.
     
  20. Agreed - nice work Jaguar! What does it sound like?
     

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