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#1604 rusticator sc

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one piece elm barnwood top with original red paint, on quartersawn sweetgum back.
walnut neck with persimmon fretboard.
two homespun humbuckers.
brass compensated tailpiece with locking studs.
grover deluxe tuners.
weighs 7.7 pounds
$2500   gwen@dismalax.com

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#1407 barnstormer (makeover)

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this is one i built a couple years ago and decided to change a few things on.
here is how it looked before~
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and now, with an antique copper pickguard and one less pickup~
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the top is one single piece of elm barnwood with the original red paint, on a single piece cucumbertree back, with a distressed finish.
neck is maple, with a persimmon fretboard.
single coil pickups with coil taps wired to give humbucking operation in the middle position.
grover deluxe tuners and brass hardtail bridge.
weighs 7 pounds.
$1950 including case
gwen@dismalax.com

one for me…

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i haven’t played much music in a while, but i recently ended up playing bass in “Rock of Ages”, a broadway musical from 2010, playing at the Arts Center of Canon County , so i decided i needed a new bass. i had the body and neck mostly done already, as i had started them a few years ago and never got around to finishing them.
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the body is butternut, with a 1/4″ bookmatched knotty eastern red cedar top.
neck is birdseye maple, with a persimmon fretboard.
the bridge is a thick brass hardtail i have had for a long time, and i  don’t remember where it came from.
front pickup is a razor sinle coil p-bass
rear pickup is a humbucker i made. the coils are built like jazz bass pickups, with 8000 turns on one coil. and 12,000 on the other, with a coil tap at 8000.
the three position switch gives a heavy humbucker, a hot j-bass bridge, and a classic p-bass sound.
weighs a little over seven pounds, which my shoulder likes a lot.

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