Deep Tenon Koa/Alder bass

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Deep Tenon Koa/Alder bass

Postby James Tonguet » Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:30 am

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.
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Re: Deep Tenon Koa/Alder bass

Postby James Tonguet » Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:35 am

a closeup of the body in better light
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Re: Deep Tenon Koa/Alder bass

Postby Jim Bonnell » Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:01 pm

Beautiful bass James. Do you have any work in progress pictures?
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Re: Deep Tenon Koa/Alder bass

Postby James Tonguet » Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:56 pm

This is a shot of the tenon / body before setting.
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Re: Deep Tenon Koa/Alder bass

Postby James Tonguet » Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:02 pm

The initial sketch on the alder billet before I started carving
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Re: Deep Tenon Koa/Alder bass

Postby James Tonguet » Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:07 pm

Koa cap fitting
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Re: Deep Tenon Koa/Alder bass

Postby James Tonguet » Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:40 am

the grain shows better in the light .
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Re: Deep Tenon Koa/Alder bass

Postby Chuck Raudonis » Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:49 am

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.
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