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Discussion in 'Maddrakkett's Caffe' started by Bassist4Eris, Feb 16, 2018.

  1. tomb68

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    Don’t know what happened, I was listening to early Black Sabbath- then this showed up on my doorstep-

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    Nachobassman Bass, Tapas, and Rn´R!

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    Nachobassman Bass, Tapas, and Rn´R!

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    Sorry pal, I can't see you pic... try uploading it again. :)
     
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    Nachobassman Bass, Tapas, and Rn´R!

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    My two eggslicers...
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    Nachobassman Bass, Tapas, and Rn´R!

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    ... and my other four-stringers:
    A cheap and small Ukelele and a venezuelan "cuatro", tuned A-D-F#-B. :)
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    I have this acoustic guitar that was a present from my wife some years ago, and a Arabic Oud (Egyptian).
    The 2nd photo is a guitar I've been building for myself. It's a "Tele" guitar, multiscale 7 strings.

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  8. Bassist4Eris

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    Gorgeous top on that tele build! What kind wood is that?
     
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    Thank you! The wood top is called "Pau Rosa". In Portuguese "Pau Rosa" means "Rosewood", but this wood it's actually not related to the true rosewoods, it's not a Dalbergia, its Bobgunnia fistuloides or Bobgunnia madagascariensis.
    The rest os the specs are: the body is chambered Sapelli "Mahogany" with a bockmatched Pau Rosa top.
    The neck is 5 piece Wenge/Padauk with, what I suspect to be a Brazilian Rosewood Fretboard. The fretboard is a VERY OLD wood that was given to me by a carpenter after his shop closed, I've never tested the wood for sure but I really suspect it's BR.

    I've used the same Pau Rosa before, in a old build and it really is a beautiful wood.
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    Nachobassman Bass, Tapas, and Rn´R!

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    In fact, I think paurosa was used by Ernie Ball for the boards on their famous 80s/90s fretless basses.

    *EDIT*:
    No, wait, that was "pauferro".
     
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    Correct, that was “Pau Ferro”. Those can make some nice tops too ;)
     
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    I didn’t like the photo site and just realized I can use Pinterest so I’m reposting-

    Actually I used the new “Upload File” option-
     
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    So the story of this guitar was that back in 2014 when I was shopping for a Fender American Standard Tele, I had recently told a friend that I would never buy a guitar of an ugly color even if it were much cheaper than one of a preferred color. In this case the preferred being black or red.

    Enter this 2013 model in Jade Pearl which changed my mind- I believe I got it on eBay for around 675.00. At first I thought it was the silvery Pearl, but after I ordered it and was re-reading the specs saw that it was actually Jade Pearl. Now that is one ugly color for a guitar if you look at online pics- but I thought oh well.

    It turned out that the color is more attractive in person, AND ...drumroll... it was new. It had all the tags, and the pickguard and pickups were still encased in plastic. I had my luthier friend check it out and it was indeed new, and the bonus was that it came in the SKB stackable flight case that Fender included with all the New American Standard guitars and basses from around ‘07 through 2015 or so.

    So there you have it- never say never (well, almost never). :D
     
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    I bought this Godin Multiac Nylon String model a few years ago to replace my Washburn Shadow nylon string electric, a guitar I wish hadn’t sold back in 1987.

    I got it on eBay for a discounted B grade price. Now I don’t mind blemishes on an instrument as long as the seller is honest and it’s not too glaring, or if it is glaring, it’s on the back or in an obscure place. So they had a stock photo and that was all. I went for it anyway-

    This one arrived, and my luthier and I could not find any imperfections or blemishes. Chalk that one up to good fortune.
     
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    My first real Stratocaster, this 1979 model I bought in 1987 while stationed in Bermuda. The seller said he wasn’t really a player, and that his brother had given it to him after joining a cult that taught that music was evil.

    When I went to get the money,I wondered what cult it might’ve been- Hare Krishna? The Moonies? When I returned to make the transaction, I asked him-

    “What cult?”

    “Southern Baptist”
     
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    I got this Mary Kay 57 V reissue in 1989 while I was still in Bermuda.

    It’s madr of ash and kind of heavy but it sounds different from my sunburst alder body 57 V.
     
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    I got this ash body American Standard Tele a few years ago to replace an early-70’s Telecaster that I bought used in 1987 which was my first Fender of any kind. A previous owner had replaced both pickups with a bridge position hot rails pick up. It sound really good, but I let a friend talk me into selling it to him, and I wish I hadn’t.

    So after another buddy of mine kept bugging me to get a Squier tele and put Hotrails in it, I shopped around and found this American standard for 600 and something dollars. I’d already had a bad experience with a brand new Squier Stratocaster back in 1987 (pretty but had a warped neck) and preferred to wait on a bargain price American standard. I did get another SKB TSA case for it because the hinges were sprung (the seller actually shipped it without a box with the mailing label on the case itself. But who knows if this damaged it or not).

    It sounded great with the original pickups, but I already had a regular Tele, so I saved them and stuck some Hotrails in there. I also replaced the rather drab original black pickguard with this pearlescent white one.

    It’s a good guitar to take to a sketchy gig when you want a humbucker sound, but don’t want to bring the 2000.00 Les Paul.
     
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    I recently took a solo picture (for insurance purposes) of this 57V Reissue I got back in 1989. One of the selling points by the folks at Charley's Guitar Shop in the Dallas, TX area was that it had a two-piece body which is not so common. Note the lack of Chucks and partly fiberglassed starboard settee. Today I may lay down the final layer of cloth so I can reinstall the trim and cushions, and perhaps start doing some music stuff again.

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