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Rosewood Bass Neck?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Steve Swan, Oct 14, 2004.


  1. Steve Swan

    Steve Swan

    Oct 12, 2004
    Burlingame, California
    Retailer: Shen, Sun, older European
    My old Premier bass has a big ol' hunk of Brazilian Rosewood for a neck. Did (do) any other makers use any of the various Rosewoods to make necks? How do they sound?

    Steve Swan
     
  2. Anti_Wish

    Anti_Wish

    May 14, 2004
    Boston, Ma
    i believe that about every bass company uses rosewood necks
     
  3. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Actually, BrowneBass210, you may be thinking of rosewood fingerboards.:rolleyes:

    Steve, you won't find many basses with a rosewood neck. It is a very dense, oily, heavy wood. Usually makes for a neck heavy instrument, unless a heavy wood is used for the body as well. And then you wind up with a very heavy bass.

    Warmoth will make a rosewood neck. I am sure a lot of custom builders will build you a bass with one, for the right price. But I don't think that anybody will build a Brazilian rosewood neck any more. The stuff is too scarce and expensive. There aren't many pieces left big enough for a neck.:(
     
  4. Whafrodamus

    Whafrodamus

    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    As embellisher said, you're thinking fingerboards.
     
  5. Anti_Wish

    Anti_Wish

    May 14, 2004
    Boston, Ma
    whoops guess i read his post wrong! my bad. but i do remember saying that PRS is making a New santana Guitar (not a bass but so what?) that has a brazilian rosewood neck.
     
  6. 6-3-2

    6-3-2

    Sep 20, 2003
    Fender used to make an all rosewood telecaster. You could build one out of non-brazilian rosewood.
     
  7. Steve Swan

    Steve Swan

    Oct 12, 2004
    Burlingame, California
    Retailer: Shen, Sun, older European
    My Premier neck (1959-60?) was originally little a fretted "log" of Brazilian Rosewood with no truss rod or fingrboard. When I had Rich Hoeg put it together, there was too much banana shape in it , so I had him skin off the top, insert a truss rod, and put on a bound Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard. I love playing it because it's got a HUGE profile that give my tendinitis-afflicted left hand a break.

    Steve
     
  8. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    My '88 Curbow fretless has a brazillian rosewood neck/fingerboard and a mahogany body, and it is the farthest thing from heavy. It weighs about 7 lbs. The neck is absolutely stunning in person.

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  9. BassMonk, that is a beautiful bass.