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Shuker Update No2 -- Madrone..??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ZenBass, Aug 19, 2004.

  1. Jon Shuker has just Emailed me a pic of a Top that will be goin on my Bass.

    I asked for Burr Maple but he simply doesnt have a large enough piece for a full front...

    I can either wait or have a choice of a few others..

    He sent me this


    Its called Madrone which i have never heard off.. a google search didnt bring back much Instrument info.. can anyone shed any light.. or have pictures of it being used?..

    Also he said he has some Cooked Maple??....

    anyhelp would be greatly appreciated :)...
  2. As I understand its similar in tone to mahogany. Its pretty. Not ridiculous, I've seen it on some of Rob Green's basses (Status). Just my opinion...I'd put it in the same esthetical class as a maple quilt.
  3. Looks pretty damn nice to me. It's like maple, but the colour of bubinga.
  4. Sonorous


    Oct 1, 2003
    Denton, TX
    I like it, especially the left side. It looks "veiny".
  5. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    It looks like fried dough.. I want some.
  6. Yeah....its a pretty nice piece of wood...but i dunno if its what I am looking for...

    I really wanted Burl Maple....tight grain pattern but with lovely variations in colour....

    I was goin to go for Bimble Box but i missed out... bugger..!!!

    Amboyna is also another choice :)...

    Its to complement a flamed maple core and a Imbuya Burl Back.!!!

    Maple Fingerboard
  7. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    That looks nice. I'm not sure what it's tonal/structural properties are but madrone (sometimes spelled as pronounced, "madrona") grows around here. It's a pretty interesting hardwood tree - instead of shedding its leaves in winter, it sheds its bark! and the wood has a pinkish to blood-red color underneath.
  8. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    here's a madrone burl Nordstrand i sold thru the shop- there are a few more pics in the gallery section of the Nordstrand site

  9. lyle

    lyle Guest

    Jan 10, 2004
    Vernon, B.C. Canada
    thats a really nice piece of wood, but so is amboyna...


    either or, there both great choices.photo courtesy of Mr. Yancey