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Deep Tenon Koa/Alder bass

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:30 am
by James Tonguet
Hard rock / Ebony deep tenon neck ( tenon goes to the rear of the bridge) 12" radius / 24 fret

Curly Koa cap on Alder body . Bartolini M34CBC / and 3 band pre-amp with pull mid shift.

This was designed for Chris Conrad of the Copper into Steel band .


This is my first foray into Deep tenons , all hand chiseled . I'm quite pleased with the sonic results and it is very well balanced and comfortable to play.

Re: Deep Tenon Koa/Alder bass

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:35 am
by James Tonguet
a closeup of the body in better light

Re: Deep Tenon Koa/Alder bass

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:01 pm
by Jim Bonnell
Beautiful bass James. Do you have any work in progress pictures?

Re: Deep Tenon Koa/Alder bass

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:56 pm
by James Tonguet
This is a shot of the tenon / body before setting.

Re: Deep Tenon Koa/Alder bass

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:02 pm
by James Tonguet
The initial sketch on the alder billet before I started carving

Re: Deep Tenon Koa/Alder bass

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:07 pm
by James Tonguet
Koa cap fitting

Re: Deep Tenon Koa/Alder bass

PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:40 am
by James Tonguet
the grain shows better in the light .

Re: Deep Tenon Koa/Alder bass

PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:49 am
by Chuck Raudonis
That is a beautiful piece of work and I just love Koa. I might need to put together a project just to work with it.

Thanks for sharing.