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New Goodman Body Design (NC-5)

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by count_funkula, Jan 1, 2006.

  1. Sorry Funk, I need a neck or neck pocket in there to really give me the idea...

    Great looking joinery and that top is ubercool.
  2. Worshiper


    Aug 13, 2004
    New York
    Looks really great from what I can see. Any chance anyone can shrink the images and repost them?
  3. elros


    Apr 24, 2004
    Proprietor, Helland Musikk Teknologi
    Looks good IMO. Single cut, eh? But it isn't easy to get a good impression of it without the neck....
  4. Thanks all.

    I'll have a neck on it by this weekend hopefully. The necks on both basses are glued up and cut to shape. I just need to fit them to the bodies and route the pocket.

    The one not shown will be black with a pearloid "g" shaped pickguard. The neck will feature MOP block inlays and binding.
  5. reitedasc


    Jun 23, 2005
    What kind of wood is the top?
  6. The top and back are redwood burl.

    Here's another picture with the neck on. The neck hasn't been shaped yet but you'll get the idea.
  7. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Bronx, NY
    This bass is just asking for neck dive. Your top "horn" is too short.
  8. It'll be balanced properly. I make pretty thin necks and will use Hipshot ultralight tuners. The bridge will be brass and I plan on fitting it with two EMG soapbar pups.

    The 4-string has no neck dive at all. The upper horn on the 5-string is slightly longer than that of the 4-string.
  9. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Bronx, NY
    What is the scale length? I just got a rid of a Roscoe and I don't miss it at all. The upper horn wasn't long enough and it made playing in the lower register quite difficult for any amount of time.
  10. It's a 35" scale. When I designed it I took the short horn into consideration. I don't like a bass that you have to stretch your arm all the way out to play on the first fret. I used a 22 fret neck which allows me to position the bridge at the very back of the body reducing the overall length of the neck. I just attached the neck to the body with double sided tape and when I pick it up by the upper horn with two fingers it balances. Thats without the weight of the bridge and pickups and includes all the extra weight of the neck before radiusing the fretboard and shaping the back.

    See the attached picture.

    I know it's not St. Patricks day, I'm wearing my pajamas. I also don't actually look that stupid in real life. My wife should have told me to get that goofy smile off my face before she took the picture.
  11. Fasoldt Basses

    Fasoldt Basses

    Mar 22, 2005
    Stevens Point, WI
    Karl Thompson, Builder (Formerly Fat Karl)
    Isn't it against the rules to upside-down flip off the entire bass comunity?:)

    Nice bass. Put some naptha up in thur and get us some wood porn.:p
  12. Opps!!! :eek:

    I didn't realize it looked that way. My middle finger happens to be stronger than my pointer so I used it to hold the bass. Sorry everyone.........
  13. I dig that bass man, as well as the pajama pants :D Nice work
  14. T-34


    Aug 11, 2005
    France, Paris region
    This bass *will* neck dive for sure with the regular strap. The center of masses here is just under the top strap button and that's wrong. Look: all the mass will be applied to one side of the strap, it will slide on you.
  15. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Bronx, NY
    Well, it sure is beautifull. Sounds like you've taken everything into consideration. Looking forward to seeing it when it's done.