|Project by Musiclogic||posted 09-26-2012 09:09 AM||2365 views||5 times favorited||11 comments|
Hello to all,
As my first project post I decided to show a recent build I completed for a customer in Costa Rica.
This is a 5 string Bass guitar, Model name – Aran.
The Bass is made from a variety of domestic and exotic woods. The Neck Through is made of quartersawn Wenge and Purpleheart with a Macassar Ebony fretboard, hand inlaid with East Indian Rosewood blocks and Gold Pearl side dots.
The Body is made of mildly figured American Black Walnut with a Maple Burl bookmatch top that was dyed to blend with the Walnut yet still retain it’s own color.
I build instruments professionally, this particular instrument was a 4 month build. Using the excess burl to create the headplate and truss rod cover, I used a mixture of Minwax tung oil finish and minwax Walnut oil stain to color and enhance the burl, then a final finish of boiled linseed oil mixed with varnish to create a slight sheen in the oilk finish, and a Carnauba wax rub at the end.
-- a man never fails, he just quits trying.