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01 January 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Blue Myrtle and the Toone & Townsend Bridges

Luthier Rick Toone has been busy developing some very high quality new hardware for guitar and bass, in partnership with Townsend Machine.  He engaged a circle of innovative luthiers to beta test the prototypes before entering into full production.  Earlier this year I tested the individual string bass bridges, and while they have made some changes […]

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26 December 2010 ~ Comments Off on English Sycamore Torzal 5-33

English Sycamore Torzal 5-33

Here’s a singing 5 string with a slightly shorter 33 inch scale.  This bass features a red maple/wenge neck with a wenge fingerboard and an english sycamore body.  English sycamore is in the maple family, and although it is hard, it is a buttery pleasure to work.  Somehow it sounds the same–articulate, but warm and […]

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24 December 2010 ~ Comments Off on Mahogany Torzal 5-34

Mahogany Torzal 5-34

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