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Now that is a cool neck joint!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Human Bass, Mar 26, 2014.

  1. Human Bass

    Human Bass

    Aug 26, 2005
    I was checking the Delano site, they had pictures from the latest musikmesse, including this beauty here.


    Quite interesting way of bolting the neck. Seems to have total neck access and quite sturdy.
  2. Human Bass

    Human Bass

    Aug 26, 2005
  3. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Different, for sure. I'll get back to you on cool.

  4. bassbenj


    Aug 11, 2009
    That IS a cool neck joint! But you have to admit that getting fit and finish on something like that is going to be tough unless you own a CNC machine!
  5. elBandito


    Dec 3, 2008
    Rotten Apple
    it's kinda like that washburn guitar from 90s.
  6. bassie12


    Aug 23, 2008
    Similar to the Stephens Extended Cutaway used on some Washburns.
  7. Doctor J

    Doctor J

    Dec 23, 2005
    Yup, the Nuno sig was the first thing which came to mind.

  8. Isn't a neck-through design going to be easier?

  9. Boom762

    Boom762 I AM the one who Booms! Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2013
    Lubbock, TX
    I love it. Better it has a lot of sustain
  10. WoodyG3


    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    Why? Craftsmen have done things like this for centuries without CNC machines. :)

    It's an interesting appraoch, and I'd be interested in hearing the builder's reason for using this kind of joint.
  11. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    If this was the accepted NORMAL method of construction, then somebody unveiled a "neck-thru" design, I'm pretty sure everybody would be all impressed..."Wow! That's MUCH better, cleaner and simpler, and easier to manufacture, and gives continuous strength all the way to the bridge.

    Kudos for originality and initiative, but ... why?
  12. JustForSport


    Nov 17, 2011
    Not having a view of the back, I'd guess this design is able to eliminate the large 'hump' req'd for most bolt-ons and also be trimmer than some neck-thru's.
  13. chris_b


    Jun 2, 2007
    Just an observation from a non soloing player; I understand that some find wide fretboards a problem but if I wanted to play that high up the neck it probably means I should be looking at 6 string basses.
  14. kevteop


    Feb 12, 2008
    York, UK
    That doesn't look too secure to me - only seven bolts. He should wrap that thing in tape a few times to make sure.
  15. 77PBass

    77PBass Banned

    Dec 5, 2007
    That's the ugliest thing I've seen this week. The bass, not the guy holding it.

  16. generation zero

    generation zero

    Jul 24, 2012
    Well, I like the... um... uh... nope. Can't finish that sentence. Absolutely nothing in that picture appeals to me in any way.

    Oh, and is it just me, or is his fly open? :eyebrow:
  17. I'm sure it works really well, but better than neck-through? And the appearance...
    Looks like an answer to a question that nobody asked.
  18. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    I wish I could un-see that....

    No, sorry, the more I thought about that, the less I liked it. Bolts showing through the TOP? Just, no.
  19. GM60466


    May 20, 2006
    Land of Lakland
    Leo is rolling in his grave. he gave us such a simple design and it has come to this.
  20. I'd be more for it if it was body coloured. There's something off-putting about that awkward bit of natural wood.