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Shuker P bass ('78 Clone)

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Fingerboard has been 'radiussed' and is ready for a coat of lacquer, the body has been base coated and is about to be flatted back ready for the topcoats and tints :)

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Next stop is clear lacquer on the body and fingerboard before tinting, then frets in the board and it's neck carve time...lookin proper sexy :gas:

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That fretboard is proper lovely! I would be very tempted to go for side dots only, just so you can enjoy the looks of the board.

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...body and neck have now had tinted lacquer applied so I popped in for a look and the neck looks absolutely stunning! The body looks beautiful but is darker than I was wanting so it's getting redone much lighter...
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More neck pics...

the fingerboard can be fretted now
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and here's the back, the basic carve is done, next step after fretting is the more delicate carving for which he'll be borrowing my 'donor' bass so try and get the carve feeling as similar as possible :)
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progress pic...

we now have frets, the neck carve is almost there (he now has my '78 to borrow so he can fine-tune the carve) body has been sanded back to clear coat only and looks rather lovely as-is
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Realised I never brought this to a conclusion...sorry chaps...here are some completed pics of her

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btw she plays, feels and sounds absolutely spot on! :D

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[quote name='andydye' timestamp='1484646393' post='3217056']
Realised I never brought this to a conclusion...sorry chaps...here are some completed pics of her

btw she plays, feels and sounds absolutely spot on! :D
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Looks beautiful! How about some pics next to her older brother ey? ;)

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There's something just so satisfying about a plain ash body, black single ply scratchplate, and a plain maple neck. Just classy, refined, and utilitarian. I miss my old Ibanez Blazers :(

Looks lovely, congratulations!

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[quote name='ROConnell' timestamp='1484647608' post='3217070']
Looks beautiful! How about some pics next to her older brother ey? ;)
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Now that's an idea, no idea why I have no pics of them together!! Will sort that pronto ;)

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[quote name='andydye' timestamp='1484649258' post='3217091']
Now that's an idea, no idea why I have no pics of them together!! Will sort that pronto ;)
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Only right to have a family photo ;)

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Nr2 is approaching completion now as well :blush: B)

[url]http://basschat.co.uk/topic/298739-shuker-p-bass-ii/[/url]

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[quote name='Musicman20' timestamp='1486028102' post='3228575']
This is stunning. If you don't mind me asking, what was the total build time as an estimate?
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Thanks matey, beauty ain't she :D

As I recall, I pushed the button in December and received the completed bass in early April? Just had another built very similar and that one started November and I collected yesterday :)

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[quote name='andydye' timestamp='1486028430' post='3228579']
Thanks matey, beauty ain't she :D


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Yum, Yum, Yum, YUM!

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[quote name='andydye' timestamp='1486028430' post='3228579']


Thanks matey, beauty ain't she :D

As I recall, I pushed the button in December and received the completed bass in early April? Just had another built very similar and that one started November and I collected yesterday :)
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Wow, that is quick! Shuker sure know a good P bass! In these times of Fender prices being sky high, a hand made beauty lie this is appealing.

Enjoy them!

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[quote name='Musicman20' timestamp='1486119964' post='3229357']
Wow, that is quick! Shuker sure know a good P bass! In these times of Fender prices being sky high, a hand made beauty lie this is appealing.
Enjoy them!
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absolutely my friend! they sing like no Fender I've ever had, resonant and true, none of the Fender foibles and all of the class :)

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[quote name='Musicman20' timestamp='1486119964' post='3229357']
In these times of Fender prices being sky high, a hand made beauty like this is appealing.

Enjoy them!
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My thoughts exactly...I don't understand why anybody buys a new Fender.

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[quote name='TheGreek' timestamp='1486126297' post='3229411']
My thoughts exactly...I don't understand why anybody buys a new Fender.
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Huh!!! Who said that!

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That bass is just stunning.

I have been hankering for an exact spec bass for a long while now and having seen how amazing this looks has made me want one even more.

Shuker website, here I come.

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[quote name='uzzell' timestamp='1486146259' post='3229676']
That bass is just stunning.

I have been hankering for an exact spec bass for a long while now and having seen how amazing this looks has made me want one even more.

Shuker website, here I come.
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Do it do it do it :D tell 'im I sent you :P

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