Speaking of burnt basses… this is amazing! Agree?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tb-player, Nov 27, 2022.

  1. Yes

    45 vote(s)
  2. No

    80 vote(s)
  1. tb-player

    tb-player Sarcasm intended... always! Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    After reading about the Craigslist burnt Ibanez here on TB, imagine my surprise when I saw that Bluesman Vintage Guitars just shared a Facebook post about a burnt bass they recently built.

    Here’s the Facebook post from owner, Tom Flora:

    New Bass from John Scott at Bluesman Vintage. (I’m probably wrong on some of the steps sorry John). But I wanted to share the journey from start to finish. It was an interesting ride getting it done!

    White Pine Body just sealer, Black Walnut Oiled Neck, Relic hardware, Branded neck logo, Howard Ulyate vintage pickups, Tonestyler Bass 10, Bluesman Vintage 250k pots, Thomastik jazz flats strings, Gotoh Lights tuners.

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  2. Snert


    Oct 3, 2021
    Not an uncommon treatment for wood to go through and is very common in some countries such as Japan where it is known as Shou Sugi Ban. I saw a guitar treated this way on a YT video years ago and have made test pieces myself as there's lots of ways of finishing and treating it.
  3. Levent


    Oct 26, 2022
    Did have really vintage vibe at first attempt ;) went downfall excessive from there imho.
  4. Clark Westfield

    Clark Westfield Floyd Pepper is my mentor!

    Jan 30, 2012
    Central New Jersey
    I like it, good job.
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  5. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music. Supporting Member

    Back in the mid 80's,I took my first bass,disassembled it, and stripped off the finish.
    I then torched it sparingly in places.
    I then had a clear orange/red lacquer applied.

    It turned out OK at first.
    Then,after some time,the finish started to crack off in the places where the torch burns were.

    I still think that it can be successfully done today.
    But with different finishes.
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2022
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  6. tb-player

    tb-player Sarcasm intended... always! Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    Yeah, I really dig it. I like the inspiration bass even more, just because of the pickup setup. I would rock that.
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  7. Dincrest


    Sep 27, 2004
    New Jersey
    Makes sense. ESP (Japanese company) has a limited edition pyrograph series of guitars where artwork was burned into the wood. Here's their "Nosferatu" example:
    USA ECLIPSE Nosferatu
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2022
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  8. Snert


    Oct 3, 2021
    Shou Sugi Ban is flame treatment of cypress wood to preserve it in the harsh Japanese winters. Do an image search and you'll see the way some people stain it etc.
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  9. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Yep. Shou Sugi Ban is what Copeland guitars does. It’s really beautiful when done well.
    This is from Layne.
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  10. IamGroot


    Jan 18, 2018
    I have a burned Harry Potter book.
  11. micguy


    May 17, 2011
    I think it looks like burned wood - plain ugly if you ask me. The next craze we'll see is guitars and basses that have damage from AK47 bullets. or maybe they'll do a batch of uber distressed instruments by throwing a grenade in the middle of a circle of guitars. I get the desire to fake "I played this thing for so long that it looks like this", but at some point beyond that, it's just abuse.

    I have a bunch of instruments with roasted necks and bodies - thermally treated for better stability, etc. I'm not anti-heat, just anti char.
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  12. RichterScale


    Feb 21, 2021
    "....burning highly-detailed artwork into wood by hand,....... quantities of this model is limited to only 15 guitars worldwide"

  13. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    I like it, but I'd like it more without that much gloss in the finish.
  14. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    I would like it better if I was into wood finishes, but I do like it.
  15. dbsfgyd1


    Jun 11, 2012
    Mascoutah, IL
    Very tastefully done.
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  16. Chrisk-K


    Jan 20, 2010
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Looks grotesque. I wouldn’t want it even for free.
  17. Wood and Wire

    Wood and Wire

    Jul 15, 2017
    Cosmetics is one thing, but I don't ever want to see the word "attempt" associated with any product I'm relying on.

    - Evel Knievel
  18. GeorgesEric


    Mar 24, 2021
    Too busy for me. No go.
  19. JeezyMcNuggles

    JeezyMcNuggles Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2018
    Santa Maria, CA
    I suck, but nobody really notices
    Way dope.

    Although, I would've filled the grain afterwards, and hit it with a satin. The grain is pretty deep.
  20. Possibly the ugliest finish I've ever seen. It's up there in the top three for sure. Hard pass.
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