Author Topic: Steve's Custom 5-string Signature in Coco Bolo  (Read 1468 times)

mica

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Steve's Custom 5-string Signature in Coco Bolo
« on: November 04, 2014, 02:44:14 PM »
I know you've seen a sneak-peak of your bass with the sealer coat of finish on, but here's a little catching up for the build record...
 
top wood freshly sanded:
 
 
back wood freshly sanded:
 
 
peghead veneer placement:
 
 
flitch o' peghead veneers:
 
 
plotting backplate placement:
 
 
rough neck blank:
 
 
ready for peghead veneer glue-up:
 
 
peghead veneers clamped and drying:
 
 
fingerboard glue-up:
 

mica

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Re: Steve's Custom 5-string Signature in Coco Bolo
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2014, 02:50:58 PM »
Body halves saying hi to the peghead:

  neck to body:


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Re: Steve's Custom 5-string Signature in Coco Bolo
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2014, 06:03:44 PM »
It is so interesting to see the stages of guitar construction.  From the conceptualization in my mind to the reality of these pics, my bass is now alive for me!
Thanks, Mica for posting these.

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Re: Steve's Custom 5-string Signature in Coco Bolo
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2014, 10:55:03 PM »
The eyes in the body and grain around them make it look animalistic. It's as though you are being being watched by a stalking predator. It's certainly gonna be a fantastic looking bass.
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Re: Steve's Custom 5-string Signature in Coco Bolo
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2014, 02:58:21 AM »
Fantastic patterns on that wood. Can't wait to see the finished piece.
 
Graeme

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Re: Steve's Custom 5-string Signature in Coco Bolo
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2014, 05:39:20 AM »
I see an owl... or maybe a Roswell-esque alien.  
 
Excellent looking wood selection, and that Balance K body is really beginning to grow on me.

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Re: Steve's Custom 5-string Signature in Coco Bolo
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2014, 06:17:57 AM »
Love the wood. No question you've got to work owl in to whatever name you use for this bass.

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Re: Steve's Custom 5-string Signature in Coco Bolo
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2014, 06:30:13 AM »
Thanks, Gentlemen.
I'm desiring the finishing processes to darken the piece and the reds to become more prominent.  This will make the wood less contrasty (I learned that word from Mica).
It should be darker to match those owl and Rosewellian observations!

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Re: Steve's Custom 5-string Signature in Coco Bolo
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2014, 02:23:07 PM »
Mica,
Did the wood selected for me ever get a name from you?  Since It Was a Dark Stormy Night is already taken (lol), I've been thinkin'...
Nocturnal Vigilance
The Night Has Eyes
Watching You etc...What ya think?
Steal away to the production area and take and send a new pic...I won't tell!

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Re: Steve's Custom 5-string Signature in Coco Bolo
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2014, 03:45:16 AM »
It's a WOMBAT.
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Abraham Lincoln

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Re: Steve's Custom 5-string Signature in Coco Bolo
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2014, 11:14:14 PM »
Watcher Of The Skies!  
 
 
Genesis - Watcher Of The Skies - Midnight Special - 20/12/1973 ...
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Re: Steve's Custom 5-string Signature in Coco Bolo
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2014, 10:01:56 AM »
I do see the resemblance...

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Re: Steve's Custom 5-string Signature in Coco Bolo
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2014, 01:23:14 PM »
I was thinking I see Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy, trying to hide behind the neck (with minimal success).
Mike
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Re: Steve's Custom 5-string Signature in Coco Bolo
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2014, 07:43:43 PM »
Steve - I know asked me for a picture of the peghead earlier in the week, but I am just finally getting to the image I took for you.  
 

 
It's a fantastic piece of wood!

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Re: Steve's Custom 5-string Signature in Coco Bolo
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2014, 09:20:15 PM »
Through the years I have always been excited when a new bass came into my possession.  But my first Fender bass when I was 14 years old (blue psychedelic flower Tele) made me feel I could now start to belong to the bass fraternity.  Now, the excitement is just as it was years and years ago as I await my first Alembic.  I am a kid again, and I thank Alembic!