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New 6 under way

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by godoze, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    Just started on this for myself:

    One piece maple neck with gaboon ebony fb with top dots

    Ziricote top
    Flamed maple body
    Hipshot hardware
    Lane Poor Soaps
    Ken Smith 3 band 18v preamp

    Single cut away

    Will have some pics soon...

    The neck is all finished. frets are done. Just have to attach the wings ...

    EDIT: I meant "double cutaway..."
  2. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    the neck....flat sawn or 1/4?
  3. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    1/4 sawn.
  4. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    well...uhm... :meh: be it flat or quartersawn, maple still likes to move IMO, especially if it's not laminated...
  5. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002

    I think that as long as you make the right choice it will be stable...

    I have seen curly maple necks in service for years that have not moved... It all boils down to the choosing the right piece of lumber.
  6. Cerb


    Sep 27, 2004
    Also, considering that most production basses are one piece maple necked, it must not be impossible.