Custom Spalted Hard Maple amp cabinet for a Fishman Loudbox Mini

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Project by John Wainwright posted 04-16-2017 10:12 PM 1783 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This latest guitar amplifier project started off as a limited edition (cream w/black face) Fishman Loudbox Mini Pro – which I got a killer deal on because part of what made it a limited edition – the cream tolex, was completely trashed.

So I whipped out this amazing piece of spalted hard maple I’ve been holding on to for months for just the right project.

Usually, you’re lucky to get a good bit of one type of figure in a piece of hard maple – but now I remember why I was saving this piece.

It’s got very well defined black line spalt, it’s got some flame, it’s got some waterfall – it’s got a bit of everything. I almost want to keep it for myself.

I think it turned out pretty well. It’s going to make someone a really kick-ass acoustic coffee-shop gig amp.

-- What wood John do?

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#1 posted 04-16-2017 10:35 PM

Beautiful work. I love the look of this :)

-- Wood Yogi - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda

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#2 posted 04-17-2017 12:20 AM

Top Job! I see you do a bit of this kind of work. I’m thinking of a small kit valve amp. Any kits you like?

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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John Wainwright

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#3 posted 04-17-2017 12:38 AM

There are tons of places out there that sell kits, and quite a few cheapish ones from eBay. As for personal recommendations, I’ve purchased kits from both of these places and they’re both wonderful.

Top Job! I see you do a bit of this kind of work. I’m thinking of a small kit valve amp. Any kits you like?

- Texcaster

-- What wood John do?

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Scott Oldre

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#4 posted 04-22-2017 12:22 AM

That is purty for sure. Love the wood much more than the original.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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