CS Bass VI finally arrives...with crazy birdseye

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Re: CS Bass VI finally arrives...with crazy birdseye

Post by mezcalhead » Sat Apr 14, 2007 9:17 am

Sweet! The sunburst is great, and as you say the pickguard could be much worse.

I really like the lace .. looks like sunlight reflecting off water.
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Re: CS Bass VI finally arrives...with crazy birdseye

Post by John Taverna » Mon Apr 16, 2007 1:50 am

8) congrats man, they're great instruments! :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

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Re: CS Bass VI finally arrives...with crazy birdseye

Post by mcjt » Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:41 am

hey,
i don't know the "lace" term for figuring; it makes me think of 'lacewood' aka (Platanus occidentalis) and Silky Oak (Cardwellia sublimis).
i did find this on Musician's Friend, however:

Fender Custom Shop Bass VI N.O.S Features:
Custom Shop Limited Edition Series
Select alder body
Quartersawn maple neck with small C-shaped

so it was supposed to be a figured neck- Sweet!
you have one good-looking VI.....
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Re: CS Bass VI finally arrives...with crazy birdseye

Post by thewizardofaz » Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:07 pm

A lot of quartersawn wood will have this lace as it's called. It was something a guy at a local woodworking biz here in Tucson told me years ago. I had a quartersawn spruce top and I showed it to him and that's what he called it. I've got a mahogany topped Tele that's got that. I'ts just beautiful when it's finished right.
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lace....not

Post by thewizardofaz » Tue Apr 17, 2007 1:05 pm

I have to apologize for misinforming you all on what I called "lace". I was just reading through my Luthiers' Mercantile cataloge about various terms and realized I had meant to say "silk". I know that's as nebulous as "lace", but that's what I meant to say and had a brain fart. As defined by Luthiers' Mercantile, silk is: "the closer a soundboard (or neck) is to perfect quarter(sawn), the more likely the wood will exhibit good silk." I'm old...pity me. :)
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