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New Lonnybass in the works: Sinker Redwood Edition

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Lonnybass, Jul 10, 2012.


  1. Lonnybass

    Lonnybass

    Jul 19, 2000
    San Diego
    Endorsing Artist: Pedulla Basses
    A new build in the works - 5 string, sinker redwood over ash body with a flamed movingui back and wenge/ash neck!

    Body shown dry
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    Naptha application to see grain patterning
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    This bass will be the fretless companion to this bass which will be going into the final assembly phase in the next week or two.

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  2. jimmyp28

    jimmyp28

    Aug 5, 2010
    eastbourne
    Now they are some nice basses :)

    Thats me subbed, would love me one of those, but four strings lol
     
  3. Lonnybass

    Lonnybass

    Jul 19, 2000
    San Diego
    Endorsing Artist: Pedulla Basses
    Glad you like them! I'm hitting these with everything but the kitchen sink.

    Lonnybass
     
  4. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Lonny

    How dense is the wood? The redwood I've had contact with has been extremely light - and redwood in bass building has a reputation of being fragile. Seeing as these were denser logs that sank instead of floating, and then spent some time underwater, do you find this to be heavier than mist redwood?
     
  5. Lonnybass

    Lonnybass

    Jul 19, 2000
    San Diego
    Endorsing Artist: Pedulla Basses
    These sunk panels are definitely on the light side...they don't appear to be any heavier to me than standard redwood.
    From a workability/fragility standpoint, my only concern was that these boards seem to have a little bit of a brittle quality, particularly along the edging - so I was a little more cautious than normal when handling during layout and gluing clamp-up.
    But now, glued up to the ash core, the boards seem very stable and I'm not concerned.

    Lonnybass
     

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