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NEW GAS...Nordie NX design!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by teacherguy, Jan 10, 2005.

  1. teacherguy


    Feb 21, 2004
    Cincinnati, OH
    Anyone see this this new design from Carrie yet!?
    Nordstrand NX! WOW!
    http://www.nordstrandguitars.com/new.htm (scroll down a bit).
    Can't wait to see it when it's finished!
    I might have a new favorite DC design. :hyper:

  2. dragonbass

    dragonbass Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2003
    ........................................EX-Sadowsky Guitars Builder..........................................................

    Just checked it out and it looks pretty cool!
    At first I thought it was a picture of Scotts new 7 string, but then realized it was a new design.

    OH...by the way it's Carey. (just a heads up)

  3. teacherguy


    Feb 21, 2004
    Cincinnati, OH
    I was so excited I totally spelled his name wrong! Par for the course...

  4. CaracasBass


    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
  5. oversoul

    oversoul fretless by fate

    Feb 16, 2004
    great design!!and the first Nordstrand 7? :cool:
  6. Lockout


    Dec 24, 2002

    So hot... *drools*
  7. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    [Homer Simpson voice]


    7 String Nordie.....

    [/Homer Simpson voice]


  8. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002

    I've always liked Carey's work, but I never realized his prices were SO FREAKIN' GOOD! I'm seriously gassing hardcore for an NJ4 lined fretless with ebony top, headstock cap, and bound ebony fretboard.
  9. Doug Parent

    Doug Parent

    May 31, 2004
    San Diego, Ca.
    Dealer Nordstrand Pickups.
    freaking gaa gaa goo goo
  10. Yeah, this bass is seriously beautiful. Very, very nice.
  11. Eli M.

    Eli M. Life's like a movie, write your own ending

    Jul 24, 2004
    New York, NY
    I have GAS for that 7-string (with 29 frets!), even though I'm not an extended range player. Well, I guess that's the way it goes with GAS.

    Ebony top and ebony fingerboard! That should be interesting, I don't think I've ever seen that combination before. He built an SC5 with ebony/maple, though: http://www.nordstrandguitars.com/assets/images/gallery/accessbass/normanC.jpg

    Carey will be building me a fretless bass soon - an NJ5 with a zebrawood top (though that may still change) and an unlined ebony fingerboard (not "fretboard" ;) ). I'm very excited about it! (Oh, the agony of looking at his progress pictures of basses that aren't mine!)
  12. Some seriously sexy bass porn. Mmm hmm.

    Now, I'm off to go sell my plasma for the next 5 years.
  13. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Yeah, that SC5 was what made me gas for an ebony top. I've NEVER seen another bass with an ebony top -- Macc. ebony, yeah, but not regular ebony. It looks gorgeous.

    Howver, I think I'll change my order to an NX. However, instead of having the ebony veneer and the figured top, I'd want a figured veneer and an ebony top (carved so that you see a but more of the veneer) over an ash body. Still ebony headstock and lined bound FINGERBOARD :).
  14. JTGale


    Oct 26, 2004
    Hummelstown, PA
    That redwood burl top reminds me of a Van Gogh painting except it is the antithesis to Starry Night. Very cool (or hot, if you will). Aren't Carey's finishes to die for? His work is superb! Very sweet. :D
  15. Oh yeah! Carey's high gloss finish is among *the* best I've seen. :hyper:
  16. Funky Doctor

    Funky Doctor

    Aug 28, 2003
    Hehehehehe... that post by Mark Beem about Homer Simpson still has me giggling like a 10 year old.
  17. woah!
    that NX design is hot!
  18. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
  19. Carey


    Jan 18, 2002
    Redlands, CA
    Hey thanks for all the nice comments guys!
    I've wanted to do this design for quite a while and Scott finally said he'd take this instead of an SC. I'm really glad he did, because it's turning out better than I had expected. It's weird building a seven, and it makes the design a bit odd compared to a 5, but I'm still really enjoying it.
    Thanks again for all the encouragement! :hyper:

    And Peter, Mike was such a huge influence on me it's hard for me to get away from his designs. Hopefully it's different enough to be unique and yet still pay homage to his design genius.