What do you guys think?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by matthewfoote, Sep 1, 2003.

  1. One of my friends is a woodturner and has some nice peices of wood. He has agreed to let me have some burl wood from the same block as the attached photo. I think it is burl elm but not entirely sure as I write this email. The block will be large enough for a set of facings.

    From what you can see of the bowl, do you think I should consider it. I have yet to see the wood in the flesh but the bowl is quite pretty.



  2. Opps

    Sorry about the size of the photo, I did not think it would be so big.

  3. Tim Barber

    Tim Barber Commercial User

    Apr 28, 2003
    Serenity Valley
    Owner: Barber Music
    The burl is very nice. It looks like the bowl has some bark inclusions, but I'd go for it, especially if it's a freebie.
  4. CS


    Dec 11, 1999
    1 Have a bass made
    2 Sell me your Smith


    Seriously, can you imagine what someone for example Keith Roscoe could do with wood like that?
  5. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Difficult to say from a small piece of the wood.
    I think a burl top should ideally be faultless,
    I don't like the idea of filling in holes and
    cracks with epoxy like on some basses I've seen.
  6. Thanks for the feed back guys.

    Good points about the wood needing to be faultless I will check it out before making a decision. It will be free but I don't want to waste it as my friend could always put it to good use.

    CS are you serious about the Smith?. I hadn't thought about selling, but PM me if you are interested.