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New Roscoe Tops - Chilean Laurel Burl!!

Discussion in 'Rocket Music' started by RocketMusic, May 3, 2010.


  1. RocketMusic

    RocketMusic Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 31, 2007
    Blacksburg, VA
    Owner, Rocket Music
    No, not Chilean Sea Bass... Chilean Laurel Burl! You put this in your ear hole, not your pie hole!

    I just reserved these two incredible pieces of wood for two Roscoes-to-be. The first top is full thickness and can be used for any custom Roscoe you want (Century, SKB, LG). It's got a $600 Retail price tag. The second top is a thinner piece that can be used on a Standard Plus model (also Century, SKB or LG).

    I've promised Gard that one of these will become a live order by the end of the week. I'd love to make it a special order for someone here on TB, but if not then I'll be ordering the Standard Plus as a 5 string. Probably SKB, just for the sake of variety.

    To do a special order, I just need a 20% deposit upfront and the balance is not due until the bass is ready to ship (usually 2-3 months down the road). PM or email me if you'd like a quote on something!

    So is there anyone out there unable to resist this killer wood? :hyper:

    Full thickness top for a custom:
    3282_5_3_10_laurel_burl_2.

    Thin top for a Standard Plus:
    3283_5_3_10_std+laurel_burl_2.
     
  2. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Sure is some incredibly pretty wood, that with a blackburst, or tobbacoburst back, and a maple shim, or even a taped off pinstripe of ash, would be mindblowing.
     
  3. RocketMusic

    RocketMusic Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 31, 2007
    Blacksburg, VA
    Owner, Rocket Music
    Oh, and Gard says Keith says it's quite similar to Myrtle... so Fertile Chilean Sea Bass, anyone?
     
  4. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Oh. My.

    That "full thickness" top would look so perfect as a Century 6 fretless, with birdseye diamondwood unlined board, spanish cedar body, 19mm spacing, and black hardware.

    My life would then be complete.
     
  5. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Heh, we know Jerry's gonna dig it, then! :D
     
  6. RocketMusic

    RocketMusic Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 31, 2007
    Blacksburg, VA
    Owner, Rocket Music
    Dude, I think your wife might just come down here and kick my butt in person!! :eek: :D
     
  7. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    It would be worth it. :D
     
  8. LilRay

    LilRay Commercial User

    Dec 27, 2007
    Between my Roscoe and Leather
    Owner: Cockeyed Cow Custom Leathercraft
    This stuff is some of my Favorite I've seen outta the Shop yet.;)

    You get one of these Basses in Greg, and you're gonna force me into a "Northbound Trip" ending in the 'Burg ;)

    I can't wait to see these completed.

    :D

    God Bless, Ray
     
  9. RocketMusic

    RocketMusic Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 31, 2007
    Blacksburg, VA
    Owner, Rocket Music
    Sure, for Ryan!
     
  10. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    For everyone! :D
     
  11. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Yeah, it would push her over the edge!! We snuck by with the 6 string--luckily.

    But for awhile, there are two 4-letter words/names that won't be getting mentioned in my house---Greg and Gard. Because she knows full well when I start mentioning your names, it's a great possibility I just may be plotting something expensive.:D

    Seriously, though, that is one of THE nicest looking tops I've seen in awhile. That is gonna make someone a KILLER looking custom Roscoe, and the other one is gonna make for one gorgeous Century Standard Plus.

    I think when fretless ordering time comes, I'm probably gonna have you & Gard pick me out some wild buckeye burl, and just surprise me when it's done.;)
     
  12. RocketMusic

    RocketMusic Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 31, 2007
    Blacksburg, VA
    Owner, Rocket Music
    One more day before the thin top becomes a live order for an SKB5 with a fretted Pao Ferro board! If you'd like to make it something else, please lemme know ASAP!!
     
  13. JOME77

    JOME77

    Aug 18, 2002
    Georgia
    Yummy! :cool:

    I bet that would look awesome in an oil finish too!

    ........I especially dig the black hardware!
     
  14. RocketMusic

    RocketMusic Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 31, 2007
    Blacksburg, VA
    Owner, Rocket Music
    Yeah, that thick top might just be getting set aside on a back shelf somwehere down in Roscoeville... me thinks that might be the ticket for my eventual 6 string. Oil finish, wenge wedge neck, ebony board, ash or spanish cedar body, Bart/Bart... yummmm...
     
  15. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Set it on the back shelf for a long time.

    Then, when you've forgotten about it, I will bring it up and it will get used for MY 6 string fretless. With a gloss finish, though.;)
     
  16. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    I got 20$, can I put a deposit down on it? :bag:



    :D
     
  17. RocketMusic

    RocketMusic Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 31, 2007
    Blacksburg, VA
    Owner, Rocket Music
    Sold! When can I expect the other $3480?!? :D

    Oh, wait! Dang, I can't sell new Roscoes to you over in Ireland!! Man, and we were soooooo close!
     
  18. RocketMusic

    RocketMusic Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 31, 2007
    Blacksburg, VA
    Owner, Rocket Music
    First one to say "build it" wins. :D
     
  19. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Damn..... :meh: The $3480 was gonna be the easy bit... (I wish!)
     
  20. LilRay

    LilRay Commercial User

    Dec 27, 2007
    Between my Roscoe and Leather
    Owner: Cockeyed Cow Custom Leathercraft
    Shows how "bright" you are :ninja:.:D You just goofed yourself out of a case or two of Bud Light :smug: If you'd "accepted" Bill's deposit before divulging that bit of info you would've had the "four cup" setup full for a while.

    :bag:

    (Just hackin' on ya Greg, but it was too easy)

    :D

    God Bless, Ray
     

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