Author Topic: Rusty's Custom Series II 5-string  (Read 6969 times)

jacko

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Re: Rusty's Custom Series II 5-string
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2014, 12:41:17 AM »
looking forward to watching progress on this Rusty
 
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Re: Rusty's Custom Series II 5-string
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2014, 03:33:47 AM »
Thanks Rob & Graeme!
Rusty
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Re: Rusty's Custom Series II 5-string
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2014, 06:34:32 AM »
I always enjoy reading your posts, Rusty - I'm excited for you!!

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Re: Rusty's Custom Series II 5-string
« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2014, 08:15:20 AM »
Fantastic quilt top!
 
And, I can vouch for the ebony in the neck.
 
What a way to start!

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Re: Rusty's Custom Series II 5-string
« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2014, 09:07:35 AM »
... and the bass goes BOOOM!
 
 
Mike
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Re: Rusty's Custom Series II 5-string
« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2014, 11:50:34 AM »
These build shots are just so amazing. It's as if those wood planks already had your name on them back when they were just seeds starting to sprout in the ground...Premium materials, master craftsmanship and the unique Alembic alchemy all combine to make magical instruments that are unparalleled in the industry...if not the universe.
 
So happy for you, Rusty!

rustyg61

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Re: Rusty's Custom Series II 5-string
« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2014, 12:06:29 PM »
Thanks everyone! This is going to be a fun year! Glad to have you all along for the ride!
Rusty
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Re: Rusty's Custom Series II 5-string
« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2014, 12:08:19 PM »
Congrats Rusty,
 
And, yes a single ebony stringer, with the neck recipe as you pointed out as credited to Will (Gunn), is both a visually stunning and a tone monster.  
 
Just enough (extra:-)) bottom and sustain without it being too much!
 
Rusty,
My Custom Series is also patterned, (and inspired/ordered - with Will\s help), after Will\s neck recipe/thickness criteria for the wider ebony, thin Maple pinstripe and Standard (Purpleheart) or Vermillion in your case width of the stringers.
 
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rustyg61

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Re: Rusty's Custom Series II 5-string
« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2014, 12:30:07 PM »
Rich, we all have musical inspirations which we aspire to match one day in ability & creativeness in our playing. We may not ever be as good as our idols, but the wonderful thing about Alembic is that we can achieve our instrument inspirations with them building us exactly what we ask for! I'm not ashamed to admit that I've borrowed (stolen!) licks from the best & now I've been inspired by Steve Wood's Europa body & Will Gunn's neck to create what will be the ultimate bass for me!
Rusty
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Re: Rusty's Custom Series II 5-string
« Reply #24 on: January 21, 2014, 01:03:14 PM »
Thanks for the tip 'o the hat, Rusty, but I'd be remiss if I didn't admit that I too stole the very same neck formula from Ezra Ardolino's custom guitar - though I DID go with a wider center ebony laminate than was used on his instrument.....

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Re: Rusty's Custom Series II 5-string
« Reply #25 on: January 21, 2014, 01:12:48 PM »
I was just about to mention that guitar Will!
 
You beat me to it:-)
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Re: Rusty's Custom Series II 5-string
« Reply #26 on: January 21, 2014, 02:00:03 PM »
Will, I think the wider Ebony is what makes this neck recipe so awesome! Yours was the first Alembic I ever saw with a wider stripe in the middle & I love it! The fact that it will increase the bottom & sustain is icing on the cake, I just think it looks cool! Can you tell a noticeable difference with this neck recipe over your others?
Rusty
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Re: Rusty's Custom Series II 5-string
« Reply #27 on: January 21, 2014, 05:52:24 PM »
Hmm.  Between Wayne's and Olie's and yours and my apparent fetish for ebony, I may need to get the foundation of the house reinforced before the next Texas Alembic gathering.  
 
Can't wait to see this animal in real life!

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Re: Rusty's Custom Series II 5-string
« Reply #28 on: January 21, 2014, 06:10:04 PM »
Yeah John, time to upgrade your homeowner's insurance! We need to have a sustain contest to see whose holds out the longest! I just hope mine is ready by this summer so it can attend the Gathering!
Rusty
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Re: Rusty's Custom Series II 5-string
« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2014, 06:34:33 PM »
Congratulations Rusty!
I will be watching this epic with much interest.
That neck recipe will in no doubt make it sound
bigger than Ben Hur.
That maple to me looks as if its melting in a Salvador Dali kind of way.
Oh you are so fortunate.
Enjoy the anticipation!
slawie
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