SC Tribute

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by fretno, Oct 13, 2016.

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  1. fretno

    fretno

    May 10, 2009
    Nashville
    My Buddy Dan and TB member Rowka is building me a G&L SC shaped bass geetar . He is well on his way and she is looking darn good . check it

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  2. Rowka

    Rowka

    Dec 9, 2002
    Jacksonville, FL
    That's hot.

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  3. rudy4444

    rudy4444

    Mar 13, 2012
    Central Illinois
    Sweet, and some interesting details that go beyond many of the pedestrian builds. Kudos to ya!
     
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  4. fretno

    fretno

    May 10, 2009
    Nashville
    Yeah some very creative things infused into it .
     
  5. fretno

    fretno

    May 10, 2009
    Nashville
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  6. fretno

    fretno

    May 10, 2009
    Nashville
    Rowka sent me a pic . hmmm what is this...
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  7. ctmullins

    ctmullins Dominated Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
    Beautiful! Looks heavy though. What's the weight? And how's the balance?
     
  8. fretno

    fretno

    May 10, 2009
    Nashville
    Dan is going to send the weight and thoughts on the balance later but he says it is a wee heavy and sounds like a grand piano , lets hope I don't need piano movers ! :)
     
  9. fretno

    fretno

    May 10, 2009
    Nashville
    She had a weigh in last night .. 11 lbs.
     
  10. ctmullins

    ctmullins Dominated Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
    Not as bad as my 12-pounders. ;)
     
  11. fretno

    fretno

    May 10, 2009
    Nashville
    A giant Thank you to Rowka to send this amazing instrument my way .It's hard to describe how Awesome this bass and all it's unique & unusual features . It's a beast of a bass .. an Elephant gun ..so lets check her out shall we .

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    shes sounds like
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    The headstock is so cool too I can't quite capture it's true beauty yet in the pics but I will . It's super comfy to play and balances perfectly . Shes a solid brick house at 11 .2 lbs but sits on you perfectly , all the contours are just right . Actually I think Rowka hit on something here that you don't often see . The contours really do sit into your body much differently then say a Fender . They are carved and shaped and have a ergonomic flow which is one of it's unique qualities . I think Rowka should pursue this more in future builds . Think Kline or Kubicki but with a "normal" body shape . I'll get more pics and clips as we go , right now it's the center piece in the room [​IMG]The headstock is gleaming like the North Star [​IMG] Lots of love and praise to Rowka I believe he is a gifted artisan that is willing and able to do things differently . Let there be rock !
     
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  12. fretno

    fretno

    May 10, 2009
    Nashville
    Oh btw Rowka also built that little Maple shell for the Firefly . :cool:
     
  13. Rowka

    Rowka

    Dec 9, 2002
    Jacksonville, FL
    That was a fun one to build. Lots of new techniques for me.
     
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  14. ctmullins

    ctmullins Dominated Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
    Absolutely beautiful.

    Can you elaborate on the contouring? Just looking at the pics, it seems to have essentially the same forearm contour and tummy cut that Fender pioneered. How is it different?
     
  15. fretno

    fretno

    May 10, 2009
    Nashville
    there is some additional rounding over and flow , it's hard to see in those picks but it's thinner at the top edge and cuts deeper in and the forearm thins out more for lack of a better word . They are in the usual places but just conform and flow a little more .
     
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