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  1. Since I do not yet have another build ready to share (too backed up on repairs lately) I would like to resubmit my previous build for the contest this month. With any luck the weather here will warm up enough this month to spray lacquer so I can finish up a couple other builds I have going on once I have some downtime from repairs. So once again I present the Rapscallion 5-string. Specs and hardware: 5 string 34 inch scale 24 stainless steel jescar frets Dual-action truss rod Carbon fiber reinforced neck Sperzel locking tuners Kahler fixed bridge Magnetically fastened control cavity and truss rod covers Neutrik locking output jack Both pups are hand wound Hackett pickups: Bridge pup is a single coil jazz bass style Neck pup is a single coil rail with two alnico-5's Bartolini bass preamp Copper shielded cavities Materials: Neck- 5 piece laminate (black walnut, mahogany, maple) Body- Mahogany and crotch-grain black walnut top on a white oak back with black walnut and mahogany laminates Curly ipe fingerboard Curly ipe and white oak pickup covers White oak and mahogany knobs Paua Abalone head stock inlay and position markers Tru-oil hand polished gloss finish Custom made flight case made by Bestincase Road Cases I apologize for the poor quality of some of the photos...
  2. Greetings! This will be my first submission to the GotM contest, so I hope I am following protocol here. Woodworking is somewhat of a Hackett family tradition, and I've been making dust since I was very young. That being said, I am still fairly new to the luthier trade, so my skills and designs are constantly evolving and improving. With any luck, perhaps I can match up with some of the fantastic work I've been seeing on the forums here! This is only my 5th completed build, but it is the first completed as an official Hackett Custom, I design and build everything myself and all carving and inlay work is done by hand (no CNC work what-so-ever). For your approval, I present to you... Rapscallion. Specs and hardware: 5 string 34 inch scale 24 stainless steel frets Dual-action truss rod Carbon fiber reinforced neck Sperzel locking tuners Kahler fixed bridge Magnetically fastened control cavity and truss rod covers Neutrik locking output jack Both pups are hand wound Hackett pickups: Bridge pup is a single coil jazz bass style Neck pup is a single coil rail with two alnico-5's Bartolini bass preamp Copper shielded cavities Materials: Neck- 5 piece laminate (black walnut, mahogany, maple) Body- Mahogany and crotch-grain black walnut top on a white oak back with black walnut and mahogany laminates Curly ipe fingerboard Curly ipe and white oak pickup covers White oak and mahogany knobs Paua Abalone head stock inlay and position markers Tru-oil hand polished gloss finish Custom made flight case made by Bestincase Road Cases I apologize for the poor quality of some of the photos... original post below:
  3. wow the colors in that wood. great looking build!
  4. Very nice work. I am loving the wood choices for the neck laminates. Can't wait to see the finished products!
  5. I agree, oak is very much underused in instrument building. I'd love to see that bass you mentioned.
  6. The laminating of the top and back added a great amount of strength to the areas you are referring to. The lower horn was reinforced with carbon fiber prior to gluing on the top since it was actually my biggest concern while designing this bass. Both horns are very strong and would need to take quite a hit to break (which hopefully will never happen!)
  7. For reference, I just weighed a mim jazz bass (4 string) and came out with about 8lbs. Rapscallion is about 1/2 lb lighter than that as a 5 string
  8. I just got a rough weight on the bathroom scale. Looking at about 8.5 lbs
  9. Hmm. I haven't weighed it yet, but I do know that it weighs a fair amount less than a jazz bass and the solid mahogany 5 string I have. Surprisingly, everyone that has picked this bass up and played it has commented on how light it is. I also paid a good amount of attention to the balance of the instrument during the carving process (no diving headstocks on this baby!). I'll have to get an exact weight very soon. The horns are actually deceptively strong, but I still would much extra care to avoid it taking any hits.
  10. Thanks so much for the review Scott! The finish took a huge amount of time effort since it was hand rubbed and polished, so it makes me so very happy to see someone acknowledge it
  11. Greetings! I am a new member here so I thought I would share my most recently completed build. This also happens to be the first official build under the "Hackett Custom Guitars" name. I have named this one Rapscallion. 5 string 34 inch scale 24 stainless steel frets Dual-action truss rod Carbon fiber reinforced neck Sperzel locking tuners Kahler bridge Magnetically fastened covers for control cavity and truss rod Both pups are Hackett Custom pickups. Bridge pup is single coil jazz style. Neck pup is single coil rail with 2 alnico-5 magnets. Bartolini bass preamp Neutrik locking output jack Paua Blue Abalone inlay and position markers 5 piece laminate neck (black walnut, mahogany, maple) Figured ipe fingerboard Hand carved body (Crotch grain black walnut and mahogany top. White oak back with black walnut and mahogany laminates) Figured ipe and white oak pickup covers Handmade knobs (white oak, mahogany) Gloss tru-oil finish Custom made flight case made by Bestincase Road Cases Please let me know what you think!
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