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New Lonnybass: "Mega Maple" Gold Standard 4 for DL

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Lonnybass, Apr 29, 2010.


  1. Lonnybass

    Lonnybass

    Jul 19, 2000
    San Diego
    Endorsing Artist: Pedulla Basses
    Shown is the latest top set for a commissioned lefty 4 stringer now prepping for glue-up.

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  2. Dan B

    Dan B

    Oct 19, 2008
    Pittsfield, MA
    Beautiful!
     
  3. Basshappi

    Basshappi

    Feb 12, 2007
    Tucson,AZ
    Nice!
     
  4. Dream Weaver

    Dream Weaver

    Jul 11, 2009
    OH
    That maple is wicked!
     
  5. Lonnybass

    Lonnybass

    Jul 19, 2000
    San Diego
    Endorsing Artist: Pedulla Basses
    Raw boards

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    Fingerboard lumber with topwood templated

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  6. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
    CHICAGO,IL.
    Endorsing artist:see profile.
    Here we go again. You're killing me Lonny :)
     
  7. I agree Jauqo! It's always nice to see lefties pop up, so this one's caught my eye, not to mention the beautiful choice of wood!
     
  8. Lonnybass

    Lonnybass

    Jul 19, 2000
    San Diego
    Endorsing Artist: Pedulla Basses
    Body glue up and carving day

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  9. sweet
     
  10. Lonnybass

    Lonnybass

    Jul 19, 2000
    San Diego
    Endorsing Artist: Pedulla Basses
    Body is now complete and ready for final sanding. Here is a shot mocked up with the fingerboard blank and some hardware.

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  11. ironrat

    ironrat

    Sep 24, 2008
    Ugly bass! I volunteer to dispose it properly. I'll PM you my address so you can send it to me.















    .....another stupid joke. The bass look beautiful! :-D
     
  12. Lonnybass

    Lonnybass

    Jul 19, 2000
    San Diego
    Endorsing Artist: Pedulla Basses
    A plethora of photos on this bass!

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  13. Big John66

    Big John66

    Feb 12, 2008
    Wow! Beautiful bass. What stain did you use to get the quilt to pop like that. Very nice work.
     
  14. Lonnybass

    Lonnybass

    Jul 19, 2000
    San Diego
    Endorsing Artist: Pedulla Basses
    Hi John - glad you dig the bass. What you see here in terms of finish is about three coats of an oil/varnish blend to simultaneously bring out the depth of grain and fill it. Now that is has built up a thin surface film, I'll hit it with a couple more coats of thinned gloss varnish this weekend for additional surface protection.

    After that, I'll let it cure out for two weeks and then it's ready for buffing, assembly and ship to the customer. All goes according to plan, this particular bass will make its debut at SummerFest 2010 in Milwaukee.

    Lonnybass
     
  15. Dream Weaver

    Dream Weaver

    Jul 11, 2009
    OH
    Wow... That oil/varnish blend really brings out the soul of that maple. Very nice...
     
  16. rythman6969

    rythman6969

    May 29, 2007
    jersEY
    holy cow ! thats nice work.
     
  17. nice indeed!
     
  18. fretlesswonder

    fretlesswonder Supporting Member

    Jul 26, 2006
    New Jersey
    Another amazing job LB!
     
  19. Lonnybass

    Lonnybass

    Jul 19, 2000
    San Diego
    Endorsing Artist: Pedulla Basses
    We are nearing completion on this bass. I've given the finish some extra time to cure due to the heat and humidity we're experiencing right now in the midwest. And physical therapy on my arm has meant I've had to go easy on myself in the shop!

    Drilling controls

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    Finish Rubout

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    Fitting pickup covers

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    Assembly Phase 1

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    Initial string up

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  20. This is nice! But every time I look at a left hand bass it hurts my brain.
     

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