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new bass build

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by sofnlo, Apr 13, 2009.


  1. sofnlo

    sofnlo

    Dec 29, 2004
    lex,ky
    i wanted to wait until i got some real progress done before posting so here it is.
     

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  2. sofnlo

    sofnlo

    Dec 29, 2004
    lex,ky
    a few more
     

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  3. sofnlo

    sofnlo

    Dec 29, 2004
    lex,ky
    and day 3
     

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  4. sofnlo

    sofnlo

    Dec 29, 2004
    lex,ky
    a few hours of shaping today

    P4090173.
     
  5. sofnlo

    sofnlo

    Dec 29, 2004
    lex,ky
    yep a lilttle more


    P4100182.
    P4100177.
    P4100176.
     
  6. sofnlo

    sofnlo

    Dec 29, 2004
    lex,ky
    i`ve got the purpleheart fingeboard on,i just need to get some picks today.and i used africanblackwood for the nut
     
  7. sofnlo

    sofnlo

    Dec 29, 2004
    lex,ky
    P4190169.
     
  8. vbasscustom

    vbasscustom

    Sep 8, 2008
    i really like the peanut shaped headstock, in the first pictures i wasnt so sure about it, but now it looks really cool, especially with the carving
     
  9. sofnlo

    sofnlo

    Dec 29, 2004
    lex,ky
    i`ve been calling it squid head
     
  10. vbasscustom

    vbasscustom

    Sep 8, 2008
    haha, yeah it does kinda look like a squids body tube.
     
  11. sofnlo

    sofnlo

    Dec 29, 2004
    lex,ky
    still have to cut the upper horn,i havent even glued it yet.i`ll never use a slab of prurpleheart again
    101_2219.
     
  12. sofnlo

    sofnlo

    Dec 29, 2004
    lex,ky
    im such a rookie,but i`ll make it look good,maybe 10,000 more hours of shaping,huh
    101_2223.
     
  13. My prediction is that it will turn out awesome.
     
  14. jordan_frerichs

    jordan_frerichs

    Jan 20, 2008
    Nebraska
    looks amazing yet heavy.
     
  15. vbasscustom

    vbasscustom

    Sep 8, 2008
    yup, thats alot of purple
     
  16. sofnlo

    sofnlo

    Dec 29, 2004
    lex,ky
    even the heel block is purple
     
  17. sofnlo

    sofnlo

    Dec 29, 2004
    lex,ky
    more shaping,PH is so hard to shape and sand,next build im going with lighter wood
    P4240196.
     
  18. vbasscustom

    vbasscustom

    Sep 8, 2008
    yeah, purple heart is nice and hard to shape, but its well worth it in the end.
     
  19. tdogg

    tdogg

    Jan 17, 2001
    Brooklyn Park, MN
    i just had my first experience with purple heart today. hard as a rock, and i was just cutting stringers for a neck... i cant imagine carving a scroll like that. looking good though!!!
     
  20. sofnlo

    sofnlo

    Dec 29, 2004
    lex,ky
    maybe done sooner than i thought,its going fast.if anyone does this shape carve it before glueing in the neck,what a pain.

    P4260210.
    P4260207.
    P4260208.
     

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