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Matteo Marziali

Two 4 string basses: 34" Maple-Ash-Buckeye burl "Traditional" model, 32" Wenge-Padauk "Mio" model

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Shaping the 3 pieces Maple neck
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With the frets on
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A detail of the Ebony binding and of the fret side. I found a cheap fret tang nipper on Ebay, it works fine.
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I routed the fretboard end
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The back with some carving works
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The neck glued
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How does it look with the top
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Carving the heel
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The carving on the back is done
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I glued the top and I'm carving it
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Room for the Barts
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Headstock with custom TR cover
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First coat of oil varnish
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Hello there!
It's been a long time since my last post, also the second bass is done and gone, more than one years ago.
Sorry for this delay, I think it's because of Instagram, I use to share pics there nowdays, you can follow me here
 
If you remeber my customer want me to remove a part of the Padauk binding, this is how it looks after the job
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And this is the fretboard-end, with the Padauk heel block and the Wenge center part of the body
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And here all the parts of the body, I used IKEA dowel pins to keep all these parts together
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And this is a trick to create a room for batteries 
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Gluing the body
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My offset template, I use a router bushing
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The routed body 
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With the neck, front:
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and back:
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And this is the neck obviously
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The body after routing and carving job
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This the woods for control panel, I placed a Padauk layer under Rosewood
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Here is the shaped control panel
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Knobs layout, on the right a killerswitch
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This is the jig to route the fretboard end
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Then I placed a Wenge cover on the end of the neck
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White plastic dots inside an aluminum pipe
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Fretting job, I use a fret tang nipper found on Ebay, I needed to modify it to fit the fret. It works well for what it costs. And as you can see I use superglue in the slot.
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On the right the self made jig for filing the fret ends
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The headstock with magnetic TR cover made out of Rosewood with Padauk accent
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Control panel on the body
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The whole bass ready for the hardware
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I really like the look of both of these basses - stunning work. I like the contrast of the wenge and padauk so much I just went and bought some padauk for a future project!!

Keep posting the progress.

Cheers

Jez

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Another great bass ....love the Paduak accents, would work really well with white Holly I think - I like the body shape but I'd get ready for the inevitable comparisons to the Carl Thompson scroll...

There's still room in my Xmas stocking if it's finished in time....xD

 

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 I like the body shape but I'd get ready for the inevitable comparisons to the Carl Thompson scroll...

This bass is TOTALLY inspired by Carl Thompson!.....

 

Finally a Video with some crappy samples 
 
And some pics
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I thought you'd been inspired by the Psilos build..xDxD

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They share similar body lines...

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