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What fingerboard goes best with buckeye burl???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Wolfehollow, Oct 9, 2003.


  1. Wolfehollow

    Wolfehollow

    Jan 21, 2003
    Pensacola, FL
    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    why, stabilized spalted maple, of course !
     
  3. Macassar ebony.
     
  4. Wolfehollow

    Wolfehollow

    Jan 21, 2003
    Pensacola, FL
    pics?
     
  5. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Maple... Nice contrast

    ;)
     
  6. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    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.
     
  7. xush

    xush

    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    figured maple on my FBB.

    You are just talking aesthetics, right?

    Whatchya got in the works, bud?
     
  8. Halftooth

    Halftooth Supporting Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    Tri-Valley, NorCal
    Mac Ebony!
     
  9. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    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.
     
  10. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Nice suggestions here. Stay away from orangey and orangey-brown woods!
     
  11. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    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.
     
  12. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    And after seeing your last fantastic instrument :bassist:, I second the question: What are you up to now?? :)
     
  13. JOME77

    JOME77 Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Georgia
    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.
     
  14. Wolfehollow

    Wolfehollow

    Jan 21, 2003
    Pensacola, FL
    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??
     
  15. xush

    xush

    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    I'm looking for some camphor burl myself...
    don't tell nobody tho, it's a secret!
     
  16. Wolfehollow

    Wolfehollow

    Jan 21, 2003
    Pensacola, FL
    is that the wood that looks like lung tissue??? :)
     
  17. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    My luthier is building a bass or two with a camphor burl top-I'm waiting to see how they come out.
     
  18. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Currently throwing the idea around i would say, some sort of figured maple.
     
  19. JPJ

    JPJ

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    Jon,
    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.
     
  20. Hman

    Hman

    Jan 8, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    I really like this Ziricote stabilized finger board...

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