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  • The Making of “Gabriela Rose”, Jimmy Haslip’s Six String Wyn Guitar | Wyn Guitars
    wrong Anyway he loved the prototype and ended up asking me if I wanted to make him a bass Yes sir Mr Haslip sir I stammered saluting wildly Our collaboration had begun Besides being by far and away the best bass player I d ever seen he turned out to be a world class nice guy and a great pleasure to work with Jimmy also plays and endorses MTD Roscoe and Yamaha basses I figure if I fit into that lofty crowd in any sort of way I m doing just fine I drew up a full sized set of plans after asking him a long list of questions I took several measurements from his favorite basses He had me make minor shape adjustments to the body I had drawn which instantly made it better I spent hours dragging out more than a dozen different species of hardwoods from Africa South and Central America and the U S and laid them out with a transparent template He gave serious attention to every set up I made for him He finally selected Cocobolo a Central America Rosewood for the body top and back It was some pretty wild stuff with light amber sap wood mixed with very intense red heart wood He noticed a completely amazing shape of a rose that naturally occurred on one of the boards Artist designer luthier Randy had completely missed it He said his daughter s name was Gabriela Rose and he d like to have that rose placed front and center with her name engraved around it Really At first the idea of engraving her name into the front of the guitar seemed like a pretty scary bad idea My mind raced as to how I was going to either talk him out of it or if I couldn t how in the heck I would accomplish such a thing To buy time I told him I d give it some thought and we d come up with something Fine he said I built a tapered core neck with African Wenge Padouk stripes and Eastern Rock Maple as the outer edge It came together incredibly well I was so focused on this project I was completely working over my head I laminated the body wings using Cocobolo with the rose shape on top then a Wenge layer Sapele core another Wenge layer and Cocobolo back I photographed a mock up with the neck and body wings and sent it to Jimmy He was touring all over the planet but kept in touch every step of the way I would update the progress and give him choices for the next phase He would swing by when he could and we d marvel at how it was coming together just like he imagined it would He selected a beautiful piece of figured orange red Cocobolo for the fret board Finally in choosing the approach for the etching of Gabriela Rose we settled on a font and I

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  • News | Wyn Guitars - Part 2
    on Bill Dickens on a Wyn 7 string Donald Alford II and his band and his Wyn bass A great improvisational live clip of Donald Alford II and his band Don is playing his AAAAA Quilt Maple topped 6 string with solid Wenge neck DON J Donald s production company is called Don J Productions is inlaid into his Indian Rosewood fretboard with Birds Eye Maple Published by Randy on January 10th 2011 at 10 31 pm Filed under News Comments Off on Donald Alford II and his band and his Wyn bass Ethan Farmer and his Wyn bass on David Letterman Ethan Farmer one of the busiest cats in show biz plays his Quilted Maple Wyn 5 backing the very hot Keri Hilson on Letterman She sings her classic song Don t hate me cause I m beautiful boy can I relate to that At the end David Letterman appears to want to know what that bass is I m pretty sure when he can afford it David s gonna be buyin a Wyn Published by Randy on January 10th 2011 at 10 28 pm Filed under News Comments Off on Ethan Farmer and his Wyn bass on David Letterman The great Jermaine Jackson J Bass Part 2 Progress continues on Jermaine Jackson s custom Wyn bass For part 1 of this post see The great Jermaine Jackson J Bass Progress has been made We toyed around with many different ideas for how the bass could look and what materials to use We ve gone from one that was pure white with clear jewels to lights and colored jewels to a variety of exotic hard woods We decided that the first one would be all hardwoods as we prove out the concept of a great sounding and playing bass I made the body wings in the shape of Jermaine s trademark J out of Ziricote the blackish wood Quilted Maple center of the J African Mahogany and Padauk body core layers The neck is made from Eastern rock Maple and Wenge with Bubinga stripes As you can see we re going to inlay the rest of Jermain s name into the fret board click image to enlarge It s clear from this photo that there s plenty of work left to do The neck looks a tad thick and perhaps lacks a bit of grace This would be called the blocking stage of the Prototype click image to enlarge At this point the center of the J shape has been inlaid with Quilted Maple But we have big plans for hollowing part of that out It will provide a neat carrying handle will add a cool dimensional look and on a practical level will lighten the bass a bit When you re using all these wonderful dense tone woods you re always looking for ways to reduce the weight A Cocbolo board sits where the fret board will be We haven t decided whether the fret board will be

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  • Gallery | Wyn Guitars - Part 2
    Full Top 6 String AAAAA Claro Walnut and Padauk Carved 5 String AAAAA Flamed Maple and Wenge Carved 6 String AAAAA Waterfall Bubinga 5 String Ziricote Full Top Heart and Sap 7 String AAAAA Ovangkol Shedua Heart and Sap 4 String AAAAA Flamed Koa 4 String AAAAA Claro Walnut Burl 6 String AAAAA Heart and Sap Cocobolo 4 String Bubinga and Padauk Carved 4 String Page 2 of 7 1

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