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The Anti-Buckeye burl top...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JP Basses, Mar 5, 2003.

  1. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    Hi guys,

    I've just received this beauty:

    This is a gorgeous Maple Burl "dyed through" top.

    It's coming from Larry @ GalleryHardwoods
    and it's is for him (and for me) kinda answer to buckeye burl popularity. In fact Maple Burl is usually much more consistent than busy buckeye and there is no need for any epoxy there. This top was Larry's first attempt and his quality has now raised up but...this one is already excellent!

    The dye goes all through the thickess of the top and thus still be there after carving and sanding :D

    Other colors are available of course...

    What do you guys think of it??

    Peace, JP
  2. Ben Mishler

    Ben Mishler

    Jan 22, 2003
    San Jose

    This has my personal seal of aproval.
  3. slam

    slam Guest

    Mar 22, 2000
    Wow. That is amazing. I would love to get a bass like that.
  4. LM Bass

    LM Bass

    Jul 19, 2002
    Vancouver, BC
    Looks great JP!
  5. old_skool


    Aug 17, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
  6. :bawl:

    That's so beautiful.
  7. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Trippy. I want!
  8. Jon Burnet

    Jon Burnet

    Jan 21, 2001
    Memphis, TN
    thats the LAST time i sprinke lsd in my weaties

    i like it:bassist:
  9. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia In Memoriam

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    well- i gotta yell at Larry for not telling me about this!!:eek:
  10. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    Make sure we all get a peek once you saw that puppy out.

  11. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Reminds me of that "peacock maple" Fodera that I've seen around here:


    brad cook
  12. xush


    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    I should like to see it in puce, por favor...
  13. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    LOL Adrian...You've still got to see the higly figured bird's eye maple boards he sent me :D

  14. old_skool


    Aug 17, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
    I would really like to see that in a black and red stain....ohh my...yes, I messed myself.
  15. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    I think wood is beautiful the way it occurs in nature...not big on the staining thing at all, but I am curious how that will look when its finished. As it stands that is definitely busier than any buckeye top I've seen so I am not sure what you mean by it being an answer to that...
  16. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    Cool stuff! I like it.

    Nice how the "dent" at the bottom of your bass design allows you to use that wood, even with the bark at the bottom.

    Definitely want to see this one finished.
  17. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    Wow, that has great potential. I will like to see any other colours that Larry does as well, very interesting indeed.

  18. oh my....wow....i want it now.:eek:
  19. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    It's an answer to the fact that buckeye burl is somewhat I would call "poor wood"...very low density! Please don't get me wrong, I'm not saying your bass is crap for having a $500 optional top...uhh :D

    Just saying that buckeye is something I would refuse to use though I sometimes like the looks of it.

    Peace, JP
  20. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    <- looks for his 3D glasses

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