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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Wolfehollow, Oct 9, 2003.
Any help would be appreciated.
why, stabilized spalted maple, of course !
Maple... Nice contrast
It really depends on what the buckeye looks like...you can get white buckeye, green, blue, gray, yellow....
My Garrison has a buckeye top that is gray/blueish and yellow. It has a killer birdseye maple fingerboard. They look great together.
figured maple on my FBB.
You are just talking aesthetics, right?
Whatchya got in the works, bud?
I agree with Jared that it depends on the coloration of the buckeye. My favorites thus far though have been spalted purpleheart (half-purple half-mapley colored) and persimmons, which has a similar color to maple.
Nice suggestions here. Stay away from orangey and orangey-brown woods!
If you have the usual very busy/colorful buckeye, I'd go with black ebony. Anything else could look like dressing in plaids and stripes at the same time. The plain black would look very classy.
And after seeing your last fantastic instrument , I second the question: What are you up to now??
My choice also. I've seen a lot of differnet varieties of Buckeye Burl (and I love it) but it can be a bit too much if both the body and the neck are busy pieces of wood.
HEHE!!! I am always up to something!!! Just going over some ideas. I have been talking to Larry at Gallery and he has been a huge help... I have a couple basses I want to get out of my head and I am looking at the wood options available. Any suggestions for something unique??
I'm looking for some camphor burl myself...
don't tell nobody tho, it's a secret!
is that the wood that looks like lung tissue???
My luthier is building a bass or two with a camphor burl top-I'm waiting to see how they come out.
Currently throwing the idea around i would say, some sort of figured maple.
The nice thing about buckeye burl is that both light and dark boards go nice with the top. I have a Roscoe on the way that will have a spalted purpleheart sapwood board (where the whole finergoard is a blonde color), but birdseye maple, pau fero, etc. would have worked just as well. Likewise, any variety of rosewood would be great too, and will pick up a lot of the dark coloration (grays, blacks, browns) in buckeye burl. Because buckeye burl can vary SOOOOO much in the degree of figuring, type of figuring, and the colors that are represented, I think you might have to go on an individual basis here.
I really like this Ziricote stabilized finger board...