Prat Original I, 4 string... yes! 4 string!

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  1. pratbasses

    pratbasses

    Jan 20, 2010
    Spain
    Hi Guys! Long time I don't post anything in TB, but I think I never post anything less than 6 string haha!

    So, this new bass is for a TB member, lowendmafia. He have a pair of Prat Basses, so always is a honor for me to build a new bass for somebody that really knows about my basses. Thank you, MAN!

    So, this bass is going to be a Prat Original I, and these are the specs:

    -4 string
    -34" scale
    -Bolt on
    -1 piece padouk neck
    -wenge fingerboard, 24 frets
    -1 piece mahogany body
    -1 piece spalted maple top

    lowendmafia still thinking on electronics, so I suppose we'll know soon.

    I hope you guys enjoy!
     
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  2. pratbasses

    pratbasses

    Jan 20, 2010
    Spain
    I present the body woods:
     

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  3. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    Hey Oscar, nice to see you around again. Looking forward to seeing how this thread plays out.
     
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  4. yoshi

    yoshi

    Jul 12, 2002
    England, London
    Cool, looking forward to following this!
     
  5. eottjake

    eottjake

    Jan 30, 2009
    Vandalia, Ohio
    Can't wait to see the progress! Any chance you could sneak in some photos of my buckeye? :D
    Congrats Lowendmafia!
     
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  6. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    Sacramento, California
    Thanks, the top on this is crazy... just wait.
     
  7. pratbasses

    pratbasses

    Jan 20, 2010
    Spain
    Ok, so we continue with this baby. Woods are totally stable. I filled a few small cracks and holes, typical from cazy spalted maple. So now is time to glue the top on the body:

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    Last edited: Apr 25, 2016
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  8. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    Oscar, we love your work, but the photo doesn't load.

    Don't keep us in suspense :D
     
  9. eottjake

    eottjake

    Jan 30, 2009
    Vandalia, Ohio
    Love that it's not bookmatched--get to see all the character in that piece
     
  10. eottjake

    eottjake

    Jan 30, 2009
    Vandalia, Ohio
    If you click on the not loaded icon, it'll take you to the PhotoBucket
     
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  11. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    Sacramento, California
    If anyone is still following this post, Oscar still has not delivered this bass.
     
  12. JACink

    JACink

    Mar 9, 2011
    Spain
    I am guessing that it has passed estimated delivery date? Do you have contact and updates?
     
  13. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    Sacramento, California
    I've been told so many dates that have come and gone I don't really even care anymore. He moved out of the country and left all the basses to be finished by other people.
     
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  14. JACink

    JACink

    Mar 9, 2011
    Spain
    Wow! I am very sorry to hear that. I wish you the best of luck.
     
  15. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    I've been subbed.

    Very sorry to hear that.
     
  16. Beej

    Beej

    Feb 10, 2007
    Vancouver Island
    His facebook page is continually active, last updates under a week ago. Everything on there gives me a vibe that he may be in Spain right now? Still actively building and seems like he's still working on things and adding to his building reputation. Longshot, but maybe he was deported?
     
  17. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    Sacramento, California
    He didn't get deported. He just moved to Spain without finishing about 20 basses.

     
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  18. pilotjones

    pilotjones

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Wow
    Not again

    Is there someone finishing your bass?
     
  19. William Shafer

    William Shafer

    Apr 25, 2017
    Denver
    :mad: That's a bunch of bull. If he wasn't gonna finish he should've refunded you or at least delivered an unfinished bass someone else could finish for you.
     
  20. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    Sacramento, California
    The body and neck are done, all that needs to happen is assembly. Im battling being upset and not caring anymore/ not wanting to give him anymore money.

     
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