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Scroll "Kang" (but headless) 5 completed. Production runs expected.

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by T. Brookins, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. Hey there! We ants at Scroll are wondering what you all think.

    THIS IS ONLY A PROTOTYPE, neck dimensions will change.

    Kang 5:

    Mid level...

    Primavera core Maple/Bubinga back, Flame Walnut Top, Maple/Bubinga neck with taper option

    Gold EVO fretwire
    monster 1/4 in neck bolts
    ABM headless system
    Bart 59js, Buffered NTMB pre
    bone nut
    invisible control cavity
    dual action trussrod

  2. Herrlster


    Oct 27, 2004
    Ontario, Canada
    Man we need a crapload more pictures showing off that bass. Its a beauty!
  3. jbassplayer


    Jul 30, 2008
    Great looking bass!
  4. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    If you're asking whether I'd hit it, the answer is yes.
  5. Yes, I'd slap that thing silly!
  6. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    It looks very well made and the woods are pretty. I dig the headless look on this one. I'm not a fan of the scroll or the pickups/preamp but that's just me.

  7. dblbass

    dblbass Commercial User

    Mar 24, 2007
    Beacon, NY
    Owner of MBJ guitars, Maker of fine sawdust for Carl Thompson Guitars
    whats up with the electronics cavity. how did you guys go about doing that.
  8. The control cavity is a full-length cover jointed along one of the bubinga stringers, and is held in place without magnets. The cavity is large, weight saving, and can fit inside it tools and several additional batteries.

    Other design options include a turn-in on the lower horn, split tops, multiple pickup spacings and configurations, Various neck orientation and fret numbers, and a more round scroll design.

    Soon I will conduct a poll to determine which two of the several body styles will be in the first limited production run.
  9. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    I love the one with jazz pickups!!! :hyper:
  10. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    Wow, what is the top wood on this one?
  11. The top is made of one of the nicest pieces of Cocobolo I've touched. If you look closely, you can see the flame redwood body peeking out from the back, which has very deep pink color variations.
  12. bkbirge


    Jun 25, 2000
    Houston, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Steak n Shake
    Make it with an unlined maple fretless neck with led's in the sidedots and I and my wallet would think hard about partin' ways.
  13. Coated board?

    When would you like me to start? I've never done LEDs, but I can get Sims to do them.

    If you are serious and can be more specific, I'm sure I can give you what you want.

    I should be able to do this within a month.

    I can send you a mission detail and some other photos.

    That is if you are serious.
  14. bkbirge


    Jun 25, 2000
    Houston, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Steak n Shake

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