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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by moonshinegtrs, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. moonshinegtrs

    moonshinegtrs Inactive Commercial User

    Jan 28, 2009
    White Bluff,Tn.
    Owner: Moonshine Custom Guitars
    Just had the Grand opening of my new shop yesterday. As expected, the night before, we found ourselves down to the last minute moving instruments in, putting up wall hangers, etc...

    I had just put my beloved Moonshine Double Neck Bass up on the wall (about 6' off the floor), then my wife & I went next door to pick up some pizzas for everybody.

    My fifteen year old son met me outside the store as I came back; He was white as a sheet, the first thing he said was "Dad; a guitar fell off the wall...I didn't do it!"

    I came in & found this.


    Wow. I built this about ten years ago. I haven't used it several years, but it had become a great showpiece for my company.

    At first I said that I would just sell off the parts, but after thinking about it, I have decided to rebuild it. I still have a lot to do in the shop, so it won't be until after the first of next year, but I will start a thread on the repair when I do. Most likely, I am going to paint it a solid color this time (probably white).

    It will live again.

    Moonshine :bassist:
  2. my condolences
    but I am excited on how you are gonna breathe life into this baby again!!
  3. John Wentzien

    John Wentzien

    Jun 25, 2007
    Elberta, AL
    Artist:TC Electronic RH450 bass system (original test-pilot)
  4. Jo6Pak


    May 2, 2007
    it WAS gorgeous! whats the diff between the two? they look identical (same neck, bridge, pups, controls)...
  5. moonshinegtrs

    moonshinegtrs Inactive Commercial User

    Jan 28, 2009
    White Bluff,Tn.
    Owner: Moonshine Custom Guitars
    The top neck is a lined fretless (I get asked that a lot!).

    Moonshine :bassist:
  6. Luckie


    Jan 1, 2010
    Northfield MN
    I think that showing the signs of repair would be cooler than rebuilding it like new.
    Sorry to hear that, broken guitars are sad sights.
  7. I don't think it'll look good on white. I like the current finish
  8. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    My word, that's sickening.....

    What a beautiful bass....
  9. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Congrats on the new shop...sorry about the doubleneck.

    Was it in a hanger that broke or did the mounting hardware fail or something?
  10. Really sorry to read about your news. Who knows? Maybe the rebuild will be better than the original.
  11. :( I hate to see such a nice piece in that condition. I would take it as a sign from the bass powers that be to separate two and make 2 great basses out of the 1!! :bag:
  12. Korladis

    Korladis Inactive

    Ouch is right. Best of luck on the rebuild, hope to catch that thread.
  13. It's pretty obvious...he tried to hang it by the headstock! :bag: j/k

    sorry bout the guitar....hope you can fix it, and good luck with the shop.
  14. spaz21387


    Feb 25, 2008
    Portland oregon
    I second the 2 basses idea...
  15. baileyboy


    Aug 12, 2010
    Bummer. Your disposition is very positive. Good for you.
  16. kjpollo


    Mar 17, 2008
    Wow, words fail me....

    I showed the pics to my 11 YO son and even HE felt bad for you!

    Good luck with whatever you decide to do with it!
  17. behndy

    behndy Inactive

    Nov 1, 2008
    ouch is right. it just hurts looking at that.
  18. Classickbass


    Aug 15, 2010
    Kingston, TN
    Sorry to hear about the double neck. New thread for the rebuild? Inquiring minds want to see.
  19. Sorry for your loss. I'll be watching for a thread on the rebuild.
  20. pudgychef

    pudgychef In Memoriam

    Jan 22, 2005
    Chongqing, China
    I third it! As soon as I saw the pick I thought 'it want's to be two basses'....and I think the end results would look so interesting side by side as display pieces along with a big ole pic of what it (they) used to be....:bassist:

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