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    Default This one's for Redd!

    Here's the body - 1-piece, swamp ash, nice and light...and very resonant:



    The neck is "roasted" maple. The process hardens the wood enough that it is warrantied even with no finish. Check out the flame!





    The neck is huge: 0.95" at the first fret, 1" at the 12th, with a soft "V" carve changing to a "C" as it moves to the higher frets. The nut width is 1-3/4". Suitable for Redd's great big hands. I sent him the photos and he's psyched!

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    Mmmmm now this looks tasty!
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    Unique... and perdy


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    Bummer - as it turns out, the top of the body has considerable relief, especially where the grain changes from tight to open, behind the bridge. It's too much to sand down, so it looks like I'm going to have to ship a body back to Tommy for the first time.
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    Wow that neck is gorgeous - she's gonna be a stunner. The big man cannot fail to be impressed when he gets his hands on her I'm sure.
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    I'd be real curious what a neck that thick would feel like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tele savalas View Post
    Bummer - as it turns out, the top of the body has considerable relief, especially where the grain changes from tight to open, behind the bridge. It's too much to sand down, so it looks like I'm going to have to ship a body back to Tommy for the first time.
    Does "relief" mean it's "sunken"?
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    Raised and sunken. Like a roller coaster ride. Chris, the neck feels like a baseball bat, but much smoother.
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    I came up with a headstock logo and fortunately, he likes it.

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    So that flat grain is raised some? That does look like particularly difficult terrain. The flat grain just doesn't sand down evenly sometimes.
    I'm wondering if that roasted neck is going to be brittle. The roasted bamboo surely is.
    I did a tung oil finish on my teak neck, and after four years of daily use, it is still about perfect. I used Formby's tung oil finish, about three coats. Next best thing to bare wood, and it brings out the flame.
    --Rig

 

 

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