Howler Bass

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Project by HolcombGuitars posted 09-22-2011 11:09 PM 1853 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was a bass that I built for Rob Icaza, the bass player from Howl.

This bass is comprised of 410 individual pieces of wood with species including cherry, wenge, purpleheart, lignum vitae, ash, maple, paduak, poplar, bamboo. This bass was probably one of the most ambitious projects I have ever attempted and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out! I finished the entire thing with nitro lacquer.

You can see more process photos of this instrument here on my blog.

-- Nick Holcomb, Rhode Island,

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#1 posted 09-23-2011 11:35 AM

Amazing work, well done!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 09-23-2011 10:08 PM

And I thought I was ambitious when I did a neck-thru LPDC comprised of 19 separate pieces of wood. Very nice indeed.

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

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#3 posted 09-23-2011 11:16 PM

Wow! Some serious glue-ups there! Nice axe.

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog:

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