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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-10-2005, 08:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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Natural Basswood Finish

I've heard Basswood is not a good looking wood. Does anyone have pics of a clear coat finish basswood guitar?
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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-10-2005, 08:33 AM
 
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Re: Natural Basswood Finish

i think it's a very white,blonde coloured wood..
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Re: Natural Basswood Finish

no pics, but it is damn ugly as a natural. almost no grain and sometimes, light green streaks.
there was an rg570 at a pawn shop that someone stripped and they did a poor job, but my god that is a ugly piece of wood.


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Re: Natural Basswood Finish

I've seen pics of stripped down 550/570s on evilbay, and honestly, it's definitely not a looker. The green streaks are caused by some sort of mineral that enters the wood. Though some examples are okay. No pics, sorry.
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Re: Natural Basswood Finish

Not pretty >> [img]www.woodsworksqh.com/images/basswood.jpg[/img]
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I rest my case.
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Re: Natural Basswood Finish

Alder

Basswood

As you can see the difference between alder and basswood
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post #8 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-15-2005, 11:43 AM
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Re: Natural Basswood Finish

I care little about highly figured grain, I have a stripped RG750 that looks pretty good. The lack of grain just makes it look like a cream colour which I like. I could post pics later maybe, it's having new p/ups fitted now. It's totally unsealed raw wood.
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Re: Natural Basswood Finish

Here's my RG570 stripped, with just tung oil

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post #10 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-15-2005, 02:27 PM
 
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Re: Natural Basswood Finish

Looks quite nice IMHO
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post #11 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-15-2005, 02:29 PM
 
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Re: Natural Basswood Finish

Last I saw a stripped Basswood-guitar, it was almost white/cream all over... - And that wasn't sweet...
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post #12 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-15-2005, 02:36 PM
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Re: Natural Basswood Finish

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Here's my RG570 stripped, with just tung oil

That's very much like mine. Looks good, IMO. Wait though, is that a Jem body or did you put the monkey grip in there yourself?
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Re: Natural Basswood Finish

its a 97' RG570, added monkey grip, angle jack, pickguard, & pickups.


If you want to see all what I did to the guitar...

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Re: Natural Basswood Finish

^^ when its bare, it aint pretty, but with that light finish youve put on, it looks VERY nice
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Re: Natural Basswood Finish

Good job, bluealien, looks good to me.
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