Post pics of exotic woods

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mad_world, Nov 10, 2002.

  1. mad_world


    Nov 3, 2002
    Basically, im about to start building a bass with my grandpa which he has worked with some burl wood so he has a little experience and he said he could easily carve a bass body out of almost any wood for me. Anyways im wanting you to post some picks of some really exotic woods preferably burl.

  2. here's one of my favorite exotics, Zebrawood. That's why I got it on my custom. Sorry it's not burl.
  3. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    with a fresh teak oil coat!

    Peace, JP
  4. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Burled redwood. Yum!

  5. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    BM curly maple:

    Spalted maple:

    Black Limba:

    Macassar ebony:

  6. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    JP, is that Macassar going to be a top, or a FB? Lovely either way.

    Burled, spalted maple:

  7. I couldn't resist, Buckeye Burl
  8. Oh yeah, that fretboard is spalted purple heart.
  9. Benbass


    Jan 28, 2002
  10. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Burls can be tricky. The "eyes" can be prone to pop out and other problems can arise with unstabilized burl wood. There are only a handful of companies that offer stabilized wood.

    Here's an example of a piece of stabilized box elder burl dyed violet/teal

    Same wood dyed gold/black from the same stabilized wood source -


    Personally, I like the natural California claro walnut burl and chose it for the back of my custom bass -


    Redwood burl is very pretty, lightweight, and a nice tonewood too -


    AMJBASS Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2002
    Ontario, Canada
    Here's a picture of my Warrior. The top is made out of Quilted Babinga.
  12. ebozzz

    ebozzz Supporting Member

    May 17, 2001
    Denver, Colorado
    Check the face on this out...

  13. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    JP--that Ebony is incredible! That will be a FINE fingerboard! Do you prefer that Black Limba over White Limba? If you do have a preference, why?

    Ebozzz--that is some Evil looking wood! I can almost see the Danzig skull in there! Crazy! I like!
  14. Johnalex


    Jul 20, 2001
    South Carolina
    That is an amazing looking bass! more pics..
  15. gfab333


    Mar 22, 2000
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    A Fodera, not mine though...

  16. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    The ebony is going to be an unlined fretless board...

    I prefer Black Limba over white, but it's only because I think it looks better...

  17. yoshi


    Jul 12, 2002
    England, London
    wow, some amazing basses, even works of art on here :)

    how much does a 'lump' of one of the above mentioned wood cost approx'?

    I made a body of a bass out of PINE not so long ago, just a boredom killer, and to see if it was possible. It tourned out pretty good, with no real tone loss (parts taken form a dirt cheap bass).

    if anyone cares to see the pine-beast ill uplaod a pic taken a while back, still needs staining etc'