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Tasty walnut Jazz

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by /\/\3phist0, Nov 25, 2020.

  1. /\/\3phist0

    /\/\3phist0 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) mmm Woody! Supporting Member

    Got a big board of Walnut at Macbeath .

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  2. /\/\3phist0

    /\/\3phist0 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) mmm Woody! Supporting Member

    Commission by @StereoPlayer .
    Will be a jazz shaped body with a few special features.
    Will post progress here.
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2020
  3. Subb’d, looking forward to this!
  4. Dean N

    Dean N

    Jul 4, 2006
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Solid walnut!?
    This is going to one popular build thread!!
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  5. /\/\3phist0

    /\/\3phist0 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) mmm Woody! Supporting Member

    Solid. One board, 2 piece.
    Those pics are the dry board. The grain is lovely. Looks color wise, dark chocolate swirled in chocolate milk.
    I'm doing the body machining , shaping. Finish and assembly by @StereoPlayer .
    Looking forward to seeing the neck he has on order.
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  6. The neck should be spectacular!
  7. This is the cut that I selected.
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  8. Beej


    Feb 10, 2007
    Vancouver Island
    Love it!
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  9. Forgot to thank @Beej for his direction in this. Many thanks!
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  10. Beej


    Feb 10, 2007
    Vancouver Island
    I'm just super glad it worked out for you so quickly! :thumbsup:
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  11. spiritbass


    Jun 9, 2004
    Ashland, MO
    Sweet! I don't believe that I have ever played a walnut bass, but I have read good things. It is definitely a lovely wood. Some nice chocolate in your slab of choice, for sure. :cool:
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  12. I’ve been brainstorming this idea for a long time...
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  13. moon-bass

    moon-bass Up to the moon and back Supporting Member

    May 10, 2004
    USA, New Orleans
    One of my favorite basses is walnut (Warwick Thumb). Looks like this is gonna be stunning!
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  14. The body of my main bass was labeled from Schecter as “Satin Walnut”. Not very walnutty though.

    This new build might very well become my “main” bass!
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2021
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  15. /\/\3phist0

    /\/\3phist0 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) mmm Woody! Supporting Member

    Looks like Walnut sapwood.
    It'll be a bit before completion , have several irons in the fire, and setting up the shop will absorb time. I'm super excited to work on this though . It will look be- you- tea- ful and for a fretless this wood combination should be very expressive and lively. Sustain should be no issue ;)
    And yes thanks @Beej
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  16. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    Iike walnut, I like builds, I like jazz, I like "special features", I'm in!

    Sub'd :D
  17. chinjazz

    chinjazz Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2002
    Atlantic Beach, FL
    Tasty and Delicious! Nice!!!
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  18. Walnut is probably my favorite wood.

    It’d be interesting to have a 100% walnut bass: body, neck, and fretboard.
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  19. /\/\3phist0

    /\/\3phist0 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) mmm Woody! Supporting Member

    The board is big enough. I can likely get 2 more bodies and 2 necks with asundry left overs for lams, fretboards, accent pieces etc. Very tempting to do a full single species , single board bass out of it.
  20. Go for it!

    It’d be like a single malt in bass form. :D
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