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Wood Lovers Only

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by rickbass, Jul 9, 2004.


  1. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Okay, I haven't done this for a while. A fresh crop is in that makes me lather for another custom -

    My perennial fave - cocobolo -

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    > Amboyna burl -
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    > Mooooooooooo! -
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    > ROOOOARRR!!! -
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    > Figured pink ivory -
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  2. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
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    Yumm.....blood vessel wood.....droool..........
     
  3. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Great visualization, monkee......nothing like a Chicago deep dish pizza with a chile relleno chaser!
     
  4. keb

    keb

    Mar 30, 2004
    Love that cocobolo!
     
  5. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Is it made of...

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    Wood?
     
  6. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    That picture was surprisingly hard to find.
     
  7. danshee

    danshee Banned

    May 28, 2004
    Chicago, Illinois
    For some reason those pictures got me in the mood. :ninja:
     
  8. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Me too! I have a knife with scales I made from cocobolo. It's very nice (the wood that is).

    Rickbass- what is the wood with the lion knot in it?
     
  9. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    It's even harder for me to find.

    (geocities doesn't allow links...try www.imageshack.us no registration and links allowed)
    brad cook
     
  10. that lion knot is freakin awesome... I've got 4 leo-based tattos and that would just make my day on a custom ;)
     
  11. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    I'm sorry I don't know, Joshua. I suppose Myles Gilmer or Marc Culbertson at gilmerwood.com could tell us.......(it's their piece). They're nice about responding to questions. Or maybe one of our Luthiers Corner experts could nail it.

    They had another piece I couldn't identify, then, I found out it's maple with ridiculous figure -

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  12. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    I would love to have a top plate that keeps that figure intact, gusto. And then, just because I am such a show off, either body horns or a headstock with a lion's head carved into them/it.
     
  13. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    that would make an amazing neck.
     
  14. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    That would make an amazing body as well. That is an insane piece of wood.
     
  15. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Man, that cocobolo would look great with a black polyester finish on it. :D
     
  16. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    I think DiPinto bought that piece and put a finish on it -

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    OH WAIT!!!!!! THAT WAS THE NIGHTMARE I HAD LAST NIGHT!!!!
     
  17. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    :D :D
    Nice pics, nice woods! :cool:
     
  18. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Are you sure its ot a miniaturized mountain stolen from Utah? :ninja:





    :D
    It looks like that to me...
    That is indeed a nice flame... it should be even better finished... in Ocean Bue, or Honey Violin.... yummm... :cool:
     
  19. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Aparently it's damn near impossible to get a picture of Ranger Joe with a Woodchuck (full house) :meh:
     
  20. Thee

    Thee

    Feb 11, 2004
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    A lot of people love the wood here.