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adriaan

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Adriaan's Custom 6-string (14507)
« on: June 04, 2016, 04:34:54 AM »
Let me post just a couple of snapshots ...

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Re: Adriaan's Custom 6-string (14507)
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2016, 05:42:55 AM »
Beautiful bass!  Has that back laminate been sitting around the shop for 40 yrs, or is there a new batch of that crazy zebrawood?
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Re: Adriaan's Custom 6-string (14507)
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2016, 06:10:25 AM »
The zebrawood back laminate was Susan and Mica's suggestion, when I asked for an ebony front. It struck me too that it had that bit of swagger to the grain and even some bird's eye figuring like *the* zebrawood, but I honestly don't know.

Here's the front, for good measure:

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Re: Adriaan's Custom 6-string (14507)
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2016, 07:07:12 AM »
Fantastic!

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Re: Adriaan's Custom 6-string (14507)
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2016, 09:20:47 AM »
Stunning looking bass. Love the wood selection. If I ordered a custom build I would have a really difficult time choosing between a walnut and cocobolo top for both tonal and cosmetic reasons.

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Re: Adriaan's Custom 6-string (14507)
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2016, 09:56:30 AM »
Looks great Adriaan. I hadn't seen the back of the headstock... the zebrawood was a very good call. Classy!

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Re: Adriaan's Custom 6-string (14507)
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2016, 11:10:13 AM »
Hey Gregory, the heel shot is especially for you, to show what several pieces of wood look like with a satin finish, vs gloss. The peghead back & sides are satin too. Hope it helps!

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Re: Adriaan's Custom 6-string (14507)
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2016, 06:18:44 AM »
Absolutely, thanks Adriaan. Will Gunn had actually sent me a similar picture showing the satin-feel neck a little while back. Whew, so many things to think about... I hadn't really contemplated selectively polishing this part or that, but that satiny reverse of the headstock has me thinking.  ::)

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Re: Adriaan's Custom 6-string (14507)
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2016, 07:17:08 AM »
Extremely awesome, congrats!  8)

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Re: Adriaan's Custom 6-string (14507)
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2016, 09:41:08 AM »
must listen to this monster........

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Re: Adriaan's Custom 6-string (14507)
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2019, 11:01:47 PM »
So way back when, Mica took these glamour shots, and I've been keeping them to myself - time for making amends!

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Re: Adriaan's Custom 6-string (14507)
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2019, 02:59:28 AM »
Belated Compliments Adriaan... that is a sweet one.  8)

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Re: Adriaan's Custom 6-string (14507)
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2019, 08:41:07 AM »
I love it !  Exemplary and beautiful .  There may be a six in my future !

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Re: Adriaan's Custom 6-string (14507)
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2019, 08:46:13 AM »
Still pretty!!
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Re: Adriaan's Custom 6-string (14507)
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2019, 08:47:30 AM »
Always a treat to see the "official" photos made by Mica... thanks for posting!