Myrtle Top

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mike sancho, Feb 1, 2006.


  1. mike sancho

    mike sancho SANCH

    Feb 10, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
    Hey all,
    Here's a piece of burl myrtle I picked up for a top on a possible future new 5ver. What do you think??
     

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  2. Wilbyman

    Wilbyman

    Sep 10, 2003
    Parkersburg, WV
    I love myrtle, it's tied with Macc Ebony as my favorite top wood.
     
  3. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    Wow!
    That's goregous. Is the bass going to be single cut?
    I think that would look amazing as a single cut bass.

    Keep us updated!


    -Mark
     
  4. Basso Gruvitas

    Basso Gruvitas Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2000
    Dallas/Ft. Worth TX
    Mike,
    Looks stunning! I love a good slab of myrtle. Let us know what instrument that piece will get mated with.
     
  5. mike sancho

    mike sancho SANCH

    Feb 10, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
    Mark
    I'm thinking SC all the way. I'll keep you all posted.
     
  6. JOME77

    JOME77 Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Georgia
    Absolutely beautiful! It looks like the head of some type of beast! You can see the two eyes in the center of the book matched pieces and the nose/nostrils near where the bridge would mount. Awesome! Burl myrtle is definitely one of my top choices.
     
  7. beauty! what's the ETA for completion.
     
  8. mike sancho

    mike sancho SANCH

    Feb 10, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
    Hopefully early spring it will be finished.