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Nearing completion...

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Frank Martin, Dec 4, 2005.


  1. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    :cool:

    After a couple of TruOil coats, I had to put the bass together for another electronics test, and also took some pictures this morning - enjoy :)

    Looked like this in April ;)

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    (it has been a bit modified since...)


    In the absence of natural light, flash:

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    But then the sun started shining!

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    Some more pictures:
    http://kep.tar.hu/ferencmartin/50015117
     
  2. dude that top is beautiful! What wood is it? :hyper:
     
  3. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Highly figured bubinga pommelé - from Larry Davis, the man behind Gallery Hardwoods :)
     
  4. ahh, of course! did you post this in the "lets see your gallery hardwoods" thread?
     
  5. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    No, not yet as it's not yet finished... but once it will be ready ;)
     
  6. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    very nice dude, can't see the extra picks though, the site asks something in Hungarian :eyebrow:
     
  7. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    oh sh...
    It says the Gallery does not exist? ***? :eyebrow:
    Anyway, there are not many more pics there, these are the nicer ones :)
     
  8. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
  9. Hey Frank, she's a beaut! A little backwards but gorgeous nonetheless! :D

    What's the finish? I remember you wanted to go with TruOil but were having problems acquiring it. What did you finally go with?

    edit: Ooops, if I read the top I would have seen what you finished with. Where did you finally get it?
     
  10. This is what I see at the top of where the pics might go...

    "Ez a galéria külföldről nem böngészhető!"
     
  11. mgood

    mgood

    Sep 29, 2001
    Levelland, Texas
    I thought maybe he got his template upside-down. But the bass looks so nice, I didn't want to bring that up.
     
  12. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    Frank, nice lefty!!!

    :)
     
  13. wow that is nice, i hope mine turns out that nice

    lowsound
     
  14. Phil Mastro

    Phil Mastro

    Nov 18, 2004
    Montréal
    OOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Nice wood!

    Seriously, looks super sweet.
     
  15. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    "This gallery cannot be viewed from abroad" - isn't that lame... :rolleyes:
    Oh well...
    Did the pictures come through ok? There's not much more in the gallery, so the pictures are the important part :)

    When the picture was taken, there were about 6-8 coats of TO.
    Some more coming on, then it will be sanded and then comes polyurethane - as the ash back is quite prone to dings...

    I did manage to get TruOil after all - and a set of Hipshots, but as I said in that thread, for $122.20 worth of products I ended up paying over $240 :rolleyes: :mad: thanks to FedEx, customs and 25% VAT :mad: :mad:
     
  16. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    :p

    Thanks, NoJazzLoco!
    Hey, how's your 5/6 Corvette? Still struggling to sell it?

    Yeah, Larry does have some very sweet wood!
    And it not only looks, but sounds good, as well!
    I'm having a few problems with the full-passive-system's output, though.
    It's too hot!
    :D
    Yep, higher output than my Corvette, which is active.
    :p
    There's a transformator with 500 on the primer and 3000 on the secunder -> :D
     
  17. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    I'm literally thinking about Ebay'ing it right now.... :D

    I may have to wait until April for tax time... :(
     
  18. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Oh and Hambone, if you happen to revisit this thread:
    There are about 7-10 coats of TruOil on now - I applied some thick coats, used up about or even over half a small bottle. Is it ok to sand back at this stage with 1000-grit to get an even surface before the poly-urethane?
    Thanks!
     
  19. dooft11

    dooft11 Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2003
    HongKong
    planning to work on a six string. find out no one selling factory make 6 neck except warmoth. need to learn something from you for sure
    Nice work man