Madorne Burl Bass Guitar Top Blank

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Project by OregonBurls posted 1461 days ago 3131 views 2 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the best Madrone burl I have found yet. It has been soaking in Resolute which is a green wood stabilizer.
This is going to be a top for a high end bass built by Pete Skjold. I will post pics when he gets it done. About a year for that though.

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, What can I say but God Is Good!

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#1 posted 1461 days ago

Dang, that is nice. Dude I could just throw some strings on that and the bass is done. It looks great.

-- Jerry Boshear, Professional Kitchen Designer, amature woodworker.

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#2 posted 1461 days ago

Thats some beautiful stuff .The bass is going to look great….............................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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#3 posted 1461 days ago

Holly Cow Greg this is by far the best Madrone burl I’ve seen .
I can’t wait to come up and see you sometime!! “Sorry I haven’t been able to yet but I will “

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#4 posted 1461 days ago

any time! give me a call. I will be headed down your way sometime next month.

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, What can I say but God Is Good!

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#5 posted 1461 days ago

Exquisite piece of wood! I am sure the final product will be equally beautiful! Can’t wait to see the pics!!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#6 posted 1461 days ago

Holy crikie thats one cool piece of wood

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

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#7 posted 1461 days ago

Just shows that nothing beats nature for artistry…..Tell the guitar maker to save the cut offs….those would make some beautiful pens and bottle stoppers…’s all good…but that piece of wood is truly nature’s masterpiece. Great find!

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#8 posted 1461 days ago

That is, by far, the nicest piece of madrone I have ever seen. It reminds me a little of Amboyna Burl.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#9 posted 1461 days ago

WOW! That’s a beauty!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#10 posted 1461 days ago

Bass, table top, box, toilet plunger or door stop. Whatever that turns out to be, it will be gorgeous!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#11 posted 1461 days ago

Can’t wait to see that one. What a neat design in that burl.


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#12 posted 1461 days ago

Wow!!!! Any scraps, wood shavings, sawdust ? Would love to get my hands on some of this stuff. Beautiful wood!!!!

-- Dan Wiggins

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#13 posted 1461 days ago

wow Greg great find. Can’t wait to see the guitar.

-- Custom furniture

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#14 posted 1461 days ago

Let me add my ‘WOW’ to the rest of them! That looks so organic… like one of those micro photographs. Has some of that ‘webbing’ look like Afzelia Lay. Where’s the neighboring cuts?

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#15 posted 1461 days ago

Great piece of wood!
That will be one badd bass!
Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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