Author Topic: Michael's Redwood Burl Series Custom  (Read 1464 times)

mica

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Michael's Redwood Burl Series Custom
« on: March 31, 2008, 10:31:34 AM »
Your bass has good timing! Every time I go into the shop, there's your bass, with something interesting happening to it.  First, the laminates before glue up:

 Flooded with acetone, you get a sneak peek at the finished appearance, though Redwood usually isn't quite as dark with the finish as it is with the solvent.   Here's the top after gluing the bookmatch the center:

  Meanwhile, the neck was constructed:

  Then the pieces came together:

 

 

 

  During the early carving stage:

 

  Next stop will be routing then finish, then the big wait. Hope these photos will ease some of the anxiety during that time.

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Re: Michael's Redwood Burl Series Custom
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2008, 09:47:53 PM »
That side picture is pretty neat; nice combination of woods!  Looking forward to seeing the finished Burl Redwood.
 
(Message edited by davehouck on March 31, 2008)

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Re: Michael's Redwood Burl Series Custom
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2008, 03:14:22 PM »
What's the inside core wood?

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Re: Michael's Redwood Burl Series Custom
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2008, 11:11:46 AM »
Flame maple?

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Re: Michael's Redwood Burl Series Custom
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2008, 12:47:27 PM »
Yes, it's Flame Maple. And while this bass closely resembles Michael's bass, this one isn't his! I'll start a new thread for it later.

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Re: Michael's Redwood Burl Series Custom
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2009, 03:33:55 PM »
Was this one ever done? It'd be great to see with finish.

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Re: Michael's Redwood Burl Series Custom
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2009, 03:48:58 PM »
I'd love to see this one too! It would make a great pair with this one. (Unfortunately, that's not in my future... anytime soon anyway. But I'd still love to see it!)
 
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Re: Michael's Redwood Burl Series Custom
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2009, 12:23:42 PM »
This bass looks amazing and may force me to start the process of ordering one too!!!  Absolutely beautiful top!!!  Writing so I can watch the progress!

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Re: Michael's Redwood Burl Series Custom
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2015, 06:33:05 PM »
Look what I found  
 
http://www.station-musicshop.de/epages/64398533.sf/de_DE/?ObjectPath=/Shops/64398533/Products/8545
 
This is like finding a long lost brother that I never had. (See my post above.) I wish I could have both. I'm still happy with mine, but this one sure looks awesome, and I think I know how it sounds.

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Re: Michael's Redwood Burl Series Custom
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2017, 04:07:54 PM »
Burl Redwood is a great wood. I'm fortunate to have it on my latest series I bass and it looks incredible. In some ways it's like cocobolo in the way that it's colour looks dramatically different depending on the daylight and can go from from a rich brown to lovely reddish orange.
The sound of Alembic is medicine for the soul!

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Re: Michael's Redwood Burl Series Custom
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2017, 10:30:42 AM »
The back on that bass is mesmerizing.
1984 Distillate Zebrawood