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The Final Episode: ‘The Green Manalishi’

I was just looking back at when I bought the body for this project from @mojobass and can hardly believe it was just over two months ago! It seems a lot longer than that for some reason. I’d like to say a big thank you everyone who checked in making comments and suggestions, especially @AndyTravis, @walshy, @Chiliwailer, @bassfan, @KiOgon who I’ve had PM conversations with during the build. I’ve learnt a lot from these guys and thank you all so very much.

A special huge thank you to David Wilson for the refinish. We were punting around a few ideas at the start and I happened to mention the Custom Shop P bass I had seen at Peach Guitars. David was very keen to try and create something similar and I’m happy to say he’s nailed it. I can’t recommend David highly enough.

In summary, the spec on the build is:

Fender Flea ‘61 jazz bass neck (MIM) complete with tuners

Squier CV jazz bass body of unknown age (presumed alder) refinished in Aged ice Blue Metallic by David Wilson

Lindy Fralin jazz bass pick-up’s

@KiOgon stack knob control plate and solderless loom with series/parallel switching

Fender Vintage bass bridge

Vintage white BWB pick guard

Chrome Schaller S-Locks

Fender ‘big F’ neck plate

I started with these:

 

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....and this is the end result....

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2 minutes ago, hiram.k.hackenbacker said:

The Final Episode: ‘The Green Manalishi’

I was just looking back at when I bought the body for this project from @mojobass and can hardly believe it was just over two months ago! It seems a lot longer than that for some reason. I’d like to say a big thank you everyone who checked in making comments and suggestions, especially @AndyTravis, @walshy, @Chiliwailer, @bassfan, @KiOgon who I’ve had PM conversations with during the build. I’ve learnt a lot from these guys and thank you all so very much.

A special huge thank you to David Wilson for the refinish. We were punting around a few ideas at the start and I happened to mention the Custom Shop P bass I had seen at Peach Guitars. David was very keen to try and create something similar and I’m happy to say he’s nailed it. I can’t recommend David highly enough.

In summary, the spec on the build is:

Fender Flea ‘61 jazz bass neck (MIM) complete with tuners

Squier CV jazz bass body of unknown age (presumed alder) refinished in Aged ice Blue Metallic by David Wilson

Lindy Fralin jazz bass pick-up’s

@KiOgon stack knob control plate and solderless loom with series/parallel switching

Fender Vintage bass bridge

Vintage white BWB pick guard

Chrome Schaller S-Locks

Fender ‘big F’ neck plate

I started with these:

 

1B53B221-1EC2-4224-96AF-DA64BC759732.jpeg.4b428187b9db9dee6c910c10fa734da4.jpeg


981A1986-F03E-4474-9AE5-51AD7AB5F43A.jpeg.4f7b9e7c8feb901528c400496884f6ae.jpeg

FB706100-2282-43CC-93EA-3BFD8962360C.jpeg.3e6ff25b2b507c67e73e93e37cf30474.jpeg

....and this is the end result....

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Absolutely lush!!! Well done mate and enjoying playing the pants off it 🙌

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Just now, walshy said:

Absolutely lush!!! Well done mate and enjoying playing the pants off it 🙌

Thanks mate. That’s the plan 🤘.

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That’s killer. Just painted my dining room that colour! 😂😃👍🏻👍🏻 Enjoy it. 

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That looks incredible. I really wasn’t keen on the CS P Bass that has this colour, but on the Jazz it looks perfect - loving the tasteful and well executed relicing too. 

Nice one for having the insight on this one 👍

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That's beautiful, Ice Blue is such a cool colour, pun intended

A great end result 

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The paint's all falling off already. I think that you should give it to @AndyTravis.

 

Looks a properly nice bass that. May it give you years of plunking pleasure.

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5 minutes ago, Si600 said:

The paint's all falling off already. I think that you should give it to @AndyTravis.

Looks a properly nice bass that. May it give you years of plunking pleasure.

Oh, don't encourage him please 😂. It's just a good job he's a couple of hundred miles away from me or I would probably have lost it already.

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