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mica

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Austin's 6-string Custom
« on: October 21, 2011, 06:52:01 PM »
Hey! I found your neat neck:  

 

  Love the Mahogany pinstripes in there - subtle and very cool. There's more stuff around the shop with your name on it, I will gather up some new images for you next week.

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Re: Austin's 6-string Custom
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2011, 08:22:23 PM »
very cool. thanks!

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Re: Austin's 6-string Custom
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2011, 05:48:17 PM »
Anything new?

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Re: Austin's 6-string Custom
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2012, 02:22:48 AM »
bump.

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Re: Austin's 6-string Custom
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2012, 06:02:59 AM »
Wow  Darkstar , it has been quite a wait for those promised pics, nearly three months.  The last update on my custom baritone was in October, although I was told it is the finishing queue.  
 
I love your neck at least and looking forward to its progress.
 
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Re: Austin's 6-string Custom
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2012, 07:33:13 PM »
Yeah, I've been waiting for an amazing load of Macassar Ebony to arrive. I have some nice stuff for your bass, but the stuff that we're getting looks even better, so I was holding out for it.  
 
I really thought it would arrive by December, but here we are almost out of January. I'm going to ring up the supplier in the morning and find out what gives, and then you and I can decide if we should wait it out or proceed with what we have.  
 
The thing is that wide enough for bookmatch to center on a 6-string limits the available choices, as the really gorgeous stuff is generally a bit narrower.

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Re: Austin's 6-string Custom
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2012, 07:29:41 PM »
Hear anything from the supplier, mica?

mica

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Re: Austin's 6-string Custom
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2012, 06:39:12 PM »
Yes! I did get in touch with him yesterday at last. He will be sending me some nice wide stuff that should be perfect for your bass. I have some stuff that is nice, but I'd really like to get this on your bass since it's so much better.

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Re: Austin's 6-string Custom
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2012, 10:01:35 PM »
double post. sorry.  
 
(Message edited by darkstar01 on February 03, 2012)

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Re: Austin's 6-string Custom
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2012, 10:03:06 PM »
Sounds good. Any kind of timeline for a top being cut?

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Re: Austin's 6-string Custom
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2012, 05:23:48 PM »
I should have the first group of wood for your project here tomorrow. Will let you know! I received some photos of some other Macassar from the same supplier, but it's a totally different look. I'll show you photos as soon as the wood is here, and describe the differences once we've got images to talk about.

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Re: Austin's 6-string Custom
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2012, 05:05:56 PM »
Resawn:  

  This is really nice stuff colorwise, but there's some pinholes that I don't think I can dodge totally. In the dark areas, you won't see, but there will be some dark freckles in the lighter regions.   I'm expecting the really big board next week, and I think we should hold off selecting your woods until then, because this is the photo I received of the wood:  

  I have very high hopes for this, and it's got no pinholes (yay!). It's from a very old stash, and you just don't see wood like this very often these days.   Once we pick the wood, it will be within a few days that the top will be cut and the body glued up.

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Re: Austin's 6-string Custom
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2012, 08:27:05 PM »
Great to see more macassar ebony instruments coming together. I love the stuff. Still have a couple boards from the same piece as my Europa.

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Re: Austin's 6-string Custom
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2012, 08:47:20 PM »
Like i told you when I placed the order, I want a really dark top. So we'll wait to see what you get. It's pretty hard to tell by the picture they sent.  
Thanks Mica

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Re: Austin's 6-string Custom
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2012, 06:28:29 PM »
The wood arrived and it's gorgeous. We plan on resawing it tomorrow, then it will be time for show and tell.