Acoustic Bass

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Project by bonykneez posted 08-16-2008 03:41 AM 2111 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a few shots of an acoustic bass that I have been working on. I’ve learned quite a bit since I started this that I want to start from scratch. This has been one of the most enjoyable projects, however my wife doesn’t seem to have the same enthusiasm as she does when I’m making something more “practical”... Anyway, I pretty much made it with wood that I’ve acquired over the years: quartersawn cherry, bubinga, fine grain quartersawn red cedar (that was being used for a shelf in a basement), and some ebony.

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#1 posted 08-16-2008 04:31 AM

Looks good, it seems like building a guitar would be pretty time consuming.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#2 posted 08-16-2008 04:40 AM

Man, arch tops are like the I Chi of guitar building! Very cool—I can’t wait for a report on how it sounds. I do like the use of wood varieties in this sort of instrument. Thanks for sharing!

-- There's no tool like an old tool...

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#3 posted 08-16-2008 04:44 AM

Your acoustic bass is coming along nicely. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 08-16-2008 01:40 PM

Very nice, you must be having fun building this.

By the looks of it you’ve made some nice things for her, so its your turn.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#5 posted 08-16-2008 01:44 PM

Nice work. Keep us up on your progress.

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#6 posted 08-16-2008 09:46 PM

that thing looks so sweet man…the f-holes are really the icing on the cake. looking good, you should post some audio when you’re done so we can hear it.

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#7 posted 08-17-2008 04:05 AM

I agree with the other posters, keep us informed of your progess, its looking great!

-- "Skol, Vikings"

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Callum Kendall

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#8 posted 08-17-2008 11:43 PM

Great job, keep us up to date!

Thanks for the post


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#9 posted 09-01-2008 04:11 AM

I’m not sure, but I think it works better with strings. Just kidding. Great job so far. Please post some pictures when its complete. Also how about an MP3 file with the music that it makes.

-- Bud -

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