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Scomel DC5 Walnut Bass Guitar

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Project by Scomel Basses posted 72 days ago 772 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a recently finished bass featuring an alder body with figured walnut top, three piece maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, abalone dot inlays, Aguilar pickups and preamp, and finished with Tru-Oil. This was a fun bass to build. Most of the instruments I’ve made recently have featured solid paint. It was nice to get back to building instruments featuring beautiful wood. The next build is going to be a neckthrough 6 string in a similar style with maybe figured maple for a top wood.





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Earlextech

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#1 posted 72 days ago

Beautiful

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "finished"!

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Diggerjacks

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#2 posted 72 days ago

Hello Scomel Basses

Very impressive

I have always been fascinated by person who can making a music instrument

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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kdc68

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#3 posted 72 days ago

The figure in that walnut is gorgeous !....Well done !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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BTimmons

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#4 posted 72 days ago

Looks like a joy to play. Beautiful work. Been a while since I’ve played bass, but I could never go back to a four stringer. Gotta have that low B.

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - https://www.etsy.com/shop/BigTWW - http://vimeo.com/98821147

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#5 posted 72 days ago

Awesome

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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Texcaster

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#6 posted 72 days ago

Nice work Scomel ! I like your single cut as well.

BTimmons, I use the B string as a thumb rest. lol

-- Bill....... I listen very closely to the timber and then impose my will.

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Scomel Basses

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#7 posted 71 days ago

Thanks guys!

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Ripthorn

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#8 posted 71 days ago

Very good execution. The design looks like half Danelectro longhorn and half Tobias or similar. I’ve got a bass project on the list, but the four current guitars have to get done, along with some furniture for the wife, so it might take a while!

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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#9 posted 71 days ago

very nice bass very clean build great work

-- freighttrain,ky

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#10 posted 70 days ago

Walnut is a hard wood and ideal for making guitars. Solid and magnificent!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#11 posted 61 days ago

This looks spectacular! Got a lot of friends that play, some professionally, and have asked if I could make them a guitar. Only, I’ve never made one, nor do I know much about them. Any sites or advice you can give?

-- They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.

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Scomel Basses

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#12 posted 60 days ago

wiskeyweasel, I learned mostly by doing. I did buy a book that was very helpful. I can’t remember the title, something like “Make Your Own Guitar” by Melvin Hiscock. It’s a great book.

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