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Now, That Looks Different!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rickbass, Jan 18, 2003.


  1. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Haven't seen these mentioned on TB during my years here - Giffin Basses.

    What a finish on a mahogany body!!! What d'ya think???

    (FYI - the customer paid $3800 to have it made)


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    Here's a guitar neck he made. The black and ivory pieces of resins correspond to the keys on a piano!

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  2. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    The finish on the bass is really nice. Too bad that lower hohn is so long. BLA!!!!

    The guitar neck is a cool idea, but is should of stayed an idea. LOL :D
     
  3. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    I agree, that finish is way above par! it's like lookin in a PRRREEETTTYYY ocean..... ok, well my point is, it's a reall cool finish....but the neck looks really retarded.

    Like the builder said for the bass,,, "I want a real good looking finish"...then for the guitar he said "I want to vomit" and then made the neck.

    Agreed, it's a cool IDEA......
     
  4. The Mahogany against the fence makes it look like its a transparent bass. Really cool, and really nice.
     
  5. rhythm

    rhythm

    Dec 4, 2005
    I love Roger Giffin's basses, I spoke to him via e-mail a couple of years back, and he seems a really great guy.

    If I had the money I'd definately get him to build me a bass (or several!)
     
  6. 8 more days and it would have been exactly 5 years!! :confused:
     
  7. Thunderitter

    Thunderitter Bass - the final frontier! Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2007
    VA, USA
    This sort of delay between posts always amuse me!

    I wonder if rhythm realised? Or was it a case of do a search on 'giffin' and then post or we're you one another planet (joke - no disrespect intended!) - go on rhythm let us know! :D
     
  8. rhythm

    rhythm

    Dec 4, 2005
    Ha, no it was a search for Giffin!!

    No disrespect taken!
     
  9. Thunderitter

    Thunderitter Bass - the final frontier! Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2007
    VA, USA
    Thought that might do it....and well done for actually being able to find something you're searching for!! LOL :D
     
  10. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    :(

    Wow. It was really startling to see a thread started by rickbass in the new replies.

    RIP, Rick.
     
  11. grace & groove

    grace & groove

    Nov 30, 2005
    philly
    Self-Appointed Ambassador to the Dragonfly
    So we either get repetitive threads being made everyday because of the search function or we get people who use the search function and reply to 5-year old threads.
     
  12. grace & groove

    grace & groove

    Nov 30, 2005
    philly
    Self-Appointed Ambassador to the Dragonfly
    So we either get repetitive threads being made everyday because of the search function or we get people who use the search function and reply to 5-year old threads.
     
  13. jmccain

    jmccain

    Sep 14, 2007
    Or double posts.
     
  14. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    :(