Sadowsky spalt maple PJ 4 in progress

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JimS, Nov 14, 2002.

  1. Yowsa! Here's my Sadowsky spalt maple top on alder body before finishing, spraying, buffing etcetera. It's a PJ4 with a P body instead of the J body.

    The fingerboard will be Brazilian rosewood.
  2. WOW
    i have been rendered speachless by the beauty of that board!! awesome
  3. KPO2000

    KPO2000 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2001

    Looks great. I am very jealous. You know I love (and want) that Sadowsky J of your's as well.


  4. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    It looks really nice & trust me, it looks better in person!!!!
  5. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    most awesome !;)
  6. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    most impressive spalted top i have ever seen. and i prefer P bodies to J.
  7. For some strange reason, I usually dislike P-bodies with exotic wood tops - a P calls for a pickguard, and you don't want to cover a nice piece of wood with a hunk of plastic, hence, I like my P-basses painted - but I stand corrected. That bass looks terrific JimS! Can't wait to see it finished. What kind of fingerboard is it going to sport, BTW?
  8. Brazilian rosewood.
  9. Joelc73

    Joelc73 Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2000
    New York
    Very cool spalted top. There is a ton of great flaming in that piece also. With a nice Brazilian board it will look awesome. Good luck with it.
  10. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Ditto, and ditto. Stunningly spectacular.

    I would pay big beans for a fiver just like that, but Roger said he has no plans to build a P5 (sniff!) :(
  11. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    I dig it.

    Congrats. That will be super when you get it.
  12. Here is after finishing. Roger called me tonight to say it will ship next week. It's going to be a looong weekend albeit floor tickets to Bon Jovi tomorrow night (March 14) should help distract me.
  13. Fran Diaz

    Fran Diaz

    Mar 28, 2002
    Santander, Spain

    This is one of the most beautiful tops I've even seen. I'm not a big fan of exotic tops, but if I ever get a bas with one it'll be with a top like yours.

    which fingerboard wood have you selected?


    keep groooovin'
  14. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    Is there spalt AND flame in that or do my eyes decieve me? That is extremely cool man. Congrats.
  15. Mr. 3x Fodera,

    There is spalt and flame in that piece. And the flame has a slight chevron angle which I think is really nice.


    The fingerboard is Brazilian rosewood on a P-width neck. Hardware is black.
  16. Looks GREAT, Jim! I love the flame in the spalt.

    You are shipping it overnight, aren't you ;)

    Have that camera ready!

  17. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    Well it's official have the nicest spalted maple top ever. :D

    That is seriously cool...