Deep Tenon Koa/Alder bass

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James Tonguet
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Deep Tenon Koa/Alder bass

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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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James Tonguet
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Re: Deep Tenon Koa/Alder bass

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

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Beautiful bass James. Do you have any work in progress pictures?

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Re: Deep Tenon Koa/Alder bass

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

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

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Koa cap fitting
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Re: Deep Tenon Koa/Alder bass

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

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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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