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SOLD Unique Vintage? Violin Bass Body/Neck-Thru Husk, Project

Discussion in 'For Sale: Parts, Strings, and Accessories' started by LovesJamerson, Jun 10, 2016.


  1. LovesJamerson

    LovesJamerson

    Nov 14, 2010
    Price:
    $80
    Location:
    Indiana
    Up for sale is a very interesting homemade violin bass body & neck husk. The solid mahogany body has a slightly rounded/carved top and flat back, the mahogany neck is a fixed, thru-body design, and the fretboard is a beautiful and very thick slab of rosewood. The fretboard is completely flat (and again, nice and thick), so any desired radius could be easily achieved. The tilt-back headstock has a nice laminated face (see headstock side profile picture), and the tuner holes have 9/16" ID chrome bushings in place. The truss rod/nut turns freely. The glue joints of the body wings to the neck are extremely tight & well done, and the pickup & rear control cavity routes are about as clean as I've seen on an "amateur" build. The clear lacquer finish has yellowed over time, and there are scrapes, nicks, dings, etc., but the bass was obviously never finished. The bass is also setup for a 3 point Gibson-style bass bridge (posts and bushings included, but no bridge). Here are some critical dimensions:

    Scale Length: 32" (medium scale)
    Number of Frets: 21
    Fret Markers: None
    Nut Width: 1.75"
    Heel Width: 2.25"
    Pickup Route Size: 3.625" x 2" (x2)
    Bass Overall Length: 44.5"
    Body Width: 12.5" (at widest point)
    Body Thickness: 1.5" (at edges)
    Weight: 7.0 lbs.

    $60/shipped

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    Last edited: Jun 13, 2016
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  2. deepestend

    deepestend Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 21, 2003
    Brooklyn via Austin and NOLA
    Guitar/Bass Builder and Social Media at Sadowsky
    Nice. Where did you find it?
     
  3. Tomis17

    Tomis17 Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Tempting...
     
  4. LovesJamerson

    LovesJamerson

    Nov 14, 2010
    It was with some other parts & project pieces I recently purchased.

    I'm quite motivated to have this not sitting around, so feel free to make an offer.
     
  5. LovesJamerson

    LovesJamerson

    Nov 14, 2010
    Price drop.
     
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