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Saint Peter (Hanewinckel) cut my KOA!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by frederic b. hodshon, Oct 11, 2003.


  1. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    just back from Pete's shop.

    he was nice enough (for a price) to bookmatch and veneer the koa i bought while i was in Hawai'i.

    such attention to detail for a non-Hanewinckel project.

    i learned a lot just helping him cut the stuff.

    have 3 nice bookmatched tops, 3 headstock veneers and enough thick stock for some knobbers.

    film at 11.

    oh, i asked him if i could mention my H experience on TB...he was hesitant, because he didn't want a bunch of calls asking him to just resaw raw stock. this was a MAJOR favor to me, i paid him for his time and expertise as well.

    anyway.

    pics soon.

    f
     
  2. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    here are some pics:

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    now, what to do...

    hmmm...

    f
     
  3. boogiebass

    boogiebass

    Aug 16, 2000
    Sweet, Fred! Dammit, man--if I had known who you were, I would have talked to you about that Bergie cab. I'm the Carl who was there today with my wife! :D
     
  4. mgood

    mgood

    Sep 29, 2001
    Levelland, Texas
    I actually wasn't that impressed with the looks of koa just from pics I'd seen until I actually bought a koa bass. I ordered it for the sound. I DO love the sound, but I also immediately fell in love with the look once I saw it in person.

    You got some nice flame goin' on in some of that wood. Those are gonna be nice.
     
  5. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    boogie? that was yous????

    wow, how funny. i was gonna mention talkbass, but you had that NEW BASS look in your eyes.

    didn't want to intrude.

    ain't Pete the best?

    hey, we can still talk about the cab.

    f
     
  6. boogiebass

    boogiebass

    Aug 16, 2000
    Pete's a great cat, no question. He and I have become good friends quite apart from my use of his instruments.

    I'm sorta interested in that 2x12 Bergie but I need to finalize a couple of sales. If you've still got it in a week or so, we'll talk.

    Later. :cool:
     
  7. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    Looks very cool..I love Koa. While we are on the subject here is a piece that is going to go into a Fodera for me. It's a rare piece of pomele (sp?) Koa. It should look awesome with what I am going to do with it.

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  8. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    Jared,

    that's a stunner.

    i didn't wet my pieces to show off the curl.

    the pics don't do justice.

    f
     
  9. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    Yeah it's easy to tell your Koa is going to look awesome as well. I love the stuff, it's just a really nice looking wood. Can't wait to see yours on a bass ;)
     
  10. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    i made it even easier. i took a damp sponge to the pieces and took more pics.

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    i'm happy.

    f
     
  11. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    That is COOL. I love the orange look (and I'm not normally a big fan of orange :p).
     
  12. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    MMMMmmmm woody. Nice wood too. Not too spalted or exotic. Can't wait to see the finished product so, hurry up already!
     
  13. Eventually, I'd love to work with Pete on a bass. Congrats, fhodshon!:)
     
  14. Very nice, Fred!
    The wet look is definitely illuminating -- but don't do it too often. You want that wood to be DRY!!

    Are you looking at making 3 separate basses with them?
     
  15. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    Z4J,

    yeah, its definitely a one time deal.

    Pete said the wood was sufficiently dry to work with.

    i'd like to make 2 basses and sell one set (a few have expressed interest).

    i know a builder that would like to use 2 sets (front and back).

    not sure which way to go.

    sure is a nice way to lay tribute to my trip to Kauai'i with my wifey.

    can't wait to go back!

    Tumbao, that fodera koa is INSANEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

    thanks for looking everyone!

    f