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Warwick woods inspired Beardly 6 string fretless.

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by rick0link, Jan 13, 2013.


  1. rick0link

    rick0link Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 22, 2010
    Washington, Pennsylvania USA
    Beardly Customs
    I have always been a fan of Warwick and have always wanted one of their high end basses. However, i do not have a few grand laying around for one. So I am building my own 6 string. Body is bubinga, neck is wenge and purpleheart.

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  2. Splods

    Splods

    Oct 7, 2012
    Adelaide, SA
    Looking nice Purpleheart is a beautiful wood.

    Best of luck. Subscribed.
     
  3. skullservant

    skullservant

    Aug 15, 2011
    Oh man, that purple heart with the dark woods is excellent. Subscribing now!
     
  4. slappa_dat_bass

    slappa_dat_bass

    Nov 10, 2012
    subd
     
  5. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    WOW!! :eek: Wengé and Purple Heart neck :eek:

    Subbed!!
     
  6. HaMMerHeD

    HaMMerHeD

    May 20, 2005
    Norman, OK, USA
    Purpleheart and wenge look brilliant together.
     
  7. rick0link

    rick0link Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 22, 2010
    Washington, Pennsylvania USA
    Beardly Customs
    makin' progress.

    headstock cut out
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    wings glued to neck
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    chiseling out the neck pocket
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    and a sweet as can be cocobolo fingerboard.
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  8. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    What wood is the fingerboard?
     
  9. rick0link

    rick0link Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 22, 2010
    Washington, Pennsylvania USA
    Beardly Customs
    Cocobolo
     
  10. jay tay

    jay tay

    Aug 12, 2009
    Manchester UK
    Nice start, looking forward for this one to unfold. subed
     
  11. rick0link

    rick0link Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 22, 2010
    Washington, Pennsylvania USA
    Beardly Customs
    pickup routed out
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    fingerboard glued on
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  12. Nice choice of timbers.
     
  13. rick0link

    rick0link Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 22, 2010
    Washington, Pennsylvania USA
    Beardly Customs
    fitted the headstock for temporary tuners.

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    i am in the process of sanding sanding sanding. yep, the part i hate....
     
  14. nirvana1410

    nirvana1410

    Jun 29, 2012
    That's looking great man. My bass has a wenge/purpleheart neck as well and I love it.
     
  15. rick0link

    rick0link Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 22, 2010
    Washington, Pennsylvania USA
    Beardly Customs
    got the nut and bridge slotted and prepped with a junk set of strings today. i finished all of the heavy sanding this morning and will move to the next sanding stages tomorrow.

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  16. rick0link

    rick0link Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 22, 2010
    Washington, Pennsylvania USA
    Beardly Customs
    Thank you!
     
  17. prophetdaniel2

    prophetdaniel2

    Jan 21, 2011
    Love it!
     
  18. rick0link

    rick0link Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 22, 2010
    Washington, Pennsylvania USA
    Beardly Customs
    i put the finishing touches on this project this morning.

    The final specs:
    Bubinga body
    Wenge/purpleheart neck thru
    Cocobolo fingerboard
    36" scale length
    Single EMG Hz wired to a single volume control wired to a jack
    Black hardware
    Warwick tuners
    Finished with Howard's Feed-n-Wax
    Strung with Darkhorse Strings
    9.2 lbs on the bathroom scale

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  19. JohnnyLiBass

    JohnnyLiBass Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2012
    Crystal Lake, IL
    Damn you work fast. Looks fantastic.
     
  20. rick0link

    rick0link Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 22, 2010
    Washington, Pennsylvania USA
    Beardly Customs
    Patience was never one of my virtures.

    Thank you!!