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Off to New Jersey this morning

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CB91710

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Finished this one last week, Malizia Bakersfield Bass.
-Okoume Body
-One piece hard maple neck with maple bindings, 34", 9.5" radius, 20 frets
- DS Pickups Malizia P51H, hum cancelling split coil pickup, disguised as a single coil vintage P style pickup
-Schaller tuners
-Gotoh bridge
-N.O.S.circa 60's japanes PIO caps
-Handmade home nickel plated bridge & pickup covers, neck & jack plate
-nitrocellulose laqcuer finish, reliced.

Hope you like it!





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I love the original Tele/P Bass style. That design holds the mojo but bumps the style up a notch.
 

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So, the keyboardist in the band calls me and says, if I get a 335 Kit will you build it for me?

I said sure …

here it is…

this should be fun

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Solo kit?
Those don't seem to be half bad as $200 kits go.
Is the body soaked in sealer that has to be sanded off? I heard that they stopped doing that.
 

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It’s a Stewmac kit… and there was no sealer on the body…. I have bunch done… I’m about to start on the body…

here are a few pics… don’t judge too harsh…

the wood is splotchy, it was difficult to fill the mahogany,, the stewmac powdered filler is messy, the colors aren’t mixed (red and black pigment just smears along without any warning)

but whatever…

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I’ll start sanding the top today I think …
 

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So got this for free when I bought the hannes bridge of the guy and thought well why not make use of it. So I sanded down the blotchy top of undefined color (something grayish blackish with a hint of greenish...) now how about an idea for color? As I have time off this one and my stealth knock off deserve some attention. I will use the Hannes on this one I think everything is done for it . It is a vintage copper one and came with a nice set of davinci tuners. Just needs a neck:dunno: .
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Making progress on the acoustic...lots of things aren't great about it but I'm learning a lot and trying new techniques. Yesterday I 3D printed the headstock inlay. Wasn't really sure what to expect but I really like how it turned out:

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The pictures don't really show the shimmer. It isn't too far off from the fake pearl stuff you see. Heck, it's not too far off from real pearl. Good enough for government work, at the very least.

EDIT: Forgot to show the guitar body. Gluing the bridge on this evening and then reaming the bridge pin holes tomorrow.

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Sorry for the rapid fire posts here...got the acoustic finished up. I still need to make a truss rod cover, I think I will 3D print one. Anyways, a couple pics:

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It sounds really good! Very happy with my first effort. The soundboard is a cedar board from an old gate my dad and I built. Walnut back and sides, sapele neck with a walnut veneer. Bocote fretboard, bridge, and rosette inlay.

The shape is a little funky because I glued the top and back on outside the mold. Don't want to do that on the next one...it looks OK but I like more curve in the waist and shoulders that the dreadnought shape offers.
 

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Sorry for the rapid fire posts here...got the acoustic finished up. I still need to make a truss rod cover, I think I will 3D print one. Anyways, a couple pics:

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It sounds really good! Very happy with my first effort. The soundboard is a cedar board from an old gate my dad and I built. Walnut back and sides, sapele neck with a walnut veneer. Bocote fretboard, bridge, and rosette inlay.

The shape is a little funky because I glued the top and back on outside the mold. Don't want to do that on the next one...it looks OK but I like more curve in the waist and shoulders that the dreadnought shape offers.
Very Nice! That fretboard is killer!
 

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This guys been sitting far too long, tracking down the right neck has been hard, i cant build necks yet (confidently). I may routh that tele pickup cavity for a p90 though, somethings asking me to. So far its come up beautifully, will do a little more work with the rasp to get some nice contours for comfort, would love a flame maple neck with rosewood fretboard but in Oz thays getting fooking hard to find.

Plan to Put my Zhangbucker Obucker with large hex screws in the bridge and a mojotone quiet p90, or perhaps ill order a p90 off jonsey for this one, its a top Notch piece of alder with some great figuring on the flame maple top, bookmatched it well i think.

Also considering a PRS style tremolo, i love those bridges
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Very Nice! That fretboard is killer!

I initially wasn't a fan of the bocote fretboard and really didn't want to use it. I decided since it was acoustic number one and basically a learning project I'd use whatever I had lying around, but I ended up really liking how it looks. Though I forgot to oil it before I strung it up :laugh2:
 

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This guys been sitting far too long, tracking down the right neck has been hard, i cant build necks yet (confidently). I may routh that tele pickup cavity for a p90 though, somethings asking me to. So far its come up beautifully, will do a little more work with the rasp to get some nice contours for comfort, would love a flame maple neck with rosewood fretboard but in Oz thays getting fooking hard to find.

Plan to Put my Zhangbucker Obucker with large hex screws in the bridge and a mojotone quiet p90, or perhaps ill order a p90 off jonsey for this one, its a top Notch piece of alder with some great figuring on the flame maple top, bookmatched it well i think.

Also considering a PRS style tremolo, i love those bridges View attachment 580996
delicious looking
 

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Sorry for the rapid fire posts here...got the acoustic finished up. I still need to make a truss rod cover, I think I will 3D print one. Anyways, a couple pics:

ryU0fbi.jpg


bUFB9LE.jpg


Lr8oN9K.jpg


1zpKMZY.jpg


It sounds really good! Very happy with my first effort. The soundboard is a cedar board from an old gate my dad and I built. Walnut back and sides, sapele neck with a walnut veneer. Bocote fretboard, bridge, and rosette inlay.

The shape is a little funky because I glued the top and back on outside the mold. Don't want to do that on the next one...it looks OK but I like more curve in the waist and shoulders that the dreadnought shape offers.
Seriously, one of the coolest fretboards that I have ever seen, love it (all of it, not just the fretboard)!
 

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Wow well thanks for all the fretboard love guys, who knew Bocote was such a hit!
 

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