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Sadowsky and Cocobolo

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Yvon, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    You might know that cocobolo is my favorite wood.
    And as far I know this is the first Sadwosky with a cocobolo top.
    Put a maple fingerboard on the thing and it is amazing!

  2. I think it's amazing enough as it is. I like the whole colour-scheme. You don't think that a maple board would look a little over the top on that body?
  3. I like Sadowsky, but I'm not really feelin' that one.
  4. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Delray Beach, Florida
    That Coco Bolo is beautiful! That is one of my favorite woods. I had an Alembic with a top like that.
  5. thefunkelastic


    Oct 23, 2007
    add a birdseye board to that with or without pearl inlays and I agree it would be amazing (even more amazing)
  6. It needs an unmarked Pau Ferro board....with nice figuring. That whole package would be truly amazing.

  7. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    The Brains: FretNation.com
    maple board will make it look cheap IMHO...
  8. I actually agree about the maple fingerboard. As much as I love Sadowsky's, the fancy wood models with a dark board make that 'traditional' Fender headstock look very out of place to me (especially if the fancy top is also dark wood). It always looked like someone took a high end boutique, sawed off the headstock, and glued a Fender headstock on.

    Of course, pure personal opinion there. A maple board results in a much more integrated look on the 'fancy top' Sadowsky basses, and results in the headstock not seeming so 'out of place' IMO.
  9. zac2944


    Dec 28, 2004
    Rochester, NY

    You mean like this?


    Sure is purdy.
  10. I like that A LOT! I'd get rid of the top dots on the fretboard for a cleaner look, since so much is going on with that beautiful body wood.
  11. zac2944


    Dec 28, 2004
    Rochester, NY


    If only building basses were that easy. ;)

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    That cocobolo is gorgeous ! :)
  13. Better.
  14. michele


    Apr 2, 2004
    That's truly amazing the way it is!
  15. adge


    Jun 8, 2006
    sydney, australia

    hey Zac (or any other photoshop experts)

    any chance of seeing that with J pups rather than the existing humbuckers?

    thanks in advance...

    and that cocobolo looks amazing...:hyper:
  16. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    Thank you
  17. lomo

    lomo passionate hack Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2006
  18. Hoover

    Hoover Banned

    Nov 2, 2007
    New York City

    I gots to get me some PhotoShop skillz...I may have some work for you doing bicycle frame paintjob mockups in the near future!

    Back on topic: I love cocobola (my Modulus Quantum-6 SPX has a cocobola top), I love maple neck/fingerboards on certain basses, & I love Sadowsky 5-strings (there's one on my wish list), but somehow this whole package isn't working for me aesthetically. I definitely don't like the maple fingerboard w/ the cocobola, but I also see how the maple headstock looks a bit conspicuous w/ the darker fingerboard & body wood.

    Yo Zac, howzabout PhotoShopping a cocobola headstock veneer?
  19. Can you make the headstock match the body - lighten the color of the logo and change the tuning pegs to Chrome?
  20. zac2944


    Dec 28, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    Nah. I won't go that far. Don't have the time right now. I was just helping out Kjung real quick.

    Here's the headstock.


    I'm out.

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