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Top and Core wood choices

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Zon Bass, Nov 24, 2002.

  1. Zon Bass

    Zon Bass

    Jan 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX
    I have come across some nice figured black walnut that I am going to use for the tops and backs of my new bass. My big problem is that I want a mahogany core, but I am worried about the colors not looking good together. If anyone has any basses that are walnut (or other similar colored woods) and mahogany, could you please post them. Also it is a fretless and will have lightwaves, if that changes anything. Any comments would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Suburban


    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    I have no pics, but I tell you, Mahogany between Walnut will look nice! And sound to its looks, if properly made.
  3. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
  4. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    This just happened to be posted in another thread right about now: walnut top and back, mahogany core, maple accents.

  5. Brooks


    Apr 4, 2000
    Middle East
    I'd put either a maple, or a purpleheart accent line...either would look great I think.
  6. Zon Bass

    Zon Bass

    Jan 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX
    It will be a 5 piece maple and purpleheart neck through.
  7. neptoon

    neptoon Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    looks good to me